Full moon nights to usher in musical soirees
Kicking off as a three-part monthly series, 'Under the Banyan Tree on A Full Moon Night' will mark the advent of the full moon in the months of April, May and June respectively, at 1AQ, Mehrauli, near Qutub Minar.
Organised by Teamwork Arts, 'Under the Banyan Tree' will bring together different traditions in Indian music. The audience will get to witness music maestros perform under the tranquil repose of a banyan tree with minarets of the iconic Qutub Minar as the backdrop. Baithak-style evenings, where the moonlight and music will blend to recreate the poetic charm of traditional musical gatherings, will offer audiences an intimate experience with the like-minded and an opportunity to engage with the musicians as well. The evening will also feature culinary delights conjured up by connoisseurs of traditional Indian food with a modern twist.
The first evening of the series is on April 29 and will feature artists like Azeem Ahmed Alvi (North meets South – Sitar); Ujwal Nagar (Hindustani Classical – Vocalist); and Qutbi Brothers Qawwal (Sufi Music – Qawwali) to enthrall the audience.
Announcing the series, Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, said, "Each time we put together a programme, our endeavour is to bring before the music enthusiast once-in-a-lifetime experience, that they may cherish eternally. Our team's expertise in designing a particular event includes a deep understanding and appreciation of the arts and the artists, the minutiae of what makes an incomparable experience as well as the pulse of the audience."