Music stalwarts to perform in Delhi on a full moon night
India is known for its countless dance and music styles which celebrate romantic, mythological or devotional themes. Introducing the new generation to our rich and diverse culture, 'Under the Banyan tree on a full moon night' is back with its September edition. To be held on 22, 7 pm, at 1AQ, Opposite Qutub Minar, the next edition in the concert series filled with delightful elements that make for a memorable evening, stunning ambiance, delectable food, a selective audience, and the magical full moon - seeks to celebrate three art traditions which emerge from North India.
The musical evening will start with a performance by Indira Naik, an institution in Hindustani classical music. She has been trained under Pt. Satyanarayan Singh, Pt. Mohinderjeet Singh, Pt. Dayal Thakur, and Pt. Vithal Rao, all stalwarts in the field. Indira has collaborated with a diverse set of musicians and has also released four studio albums. For under the banyan tree on a full moon night, Indira Nayak will perform Thumri, a semi-classical celebration of love and joy, such as the Radha-Krishna love saga.
The second set of performers, The Ganganis, represent a unique art tradition of a family which is filled with expert Kathak dancers and percussionists, trained at home by family members who have passed down traditions, skills, and styles over decades of dedicated practice. The Ganganis will present a percussion centered set which will celebrate the rhythms and beats of the Kathak tradition. They will also showcase a dance performance, which will be a glimpse of the Kathak dance form.
The final performance of the evening will feature The Kutle Khan project. A testament to Kutle Khan's voyage into a world of music 'beyond boundaries', music played by The Kutle Khan project is a perfectly distilled blend of musical styles, while still retaining a strong Rajasthani folk sensibility.
The evening's entertainment will conclude with a performance by the Kutle Khan project; Rajasthani folk performers, who celebrate the Kaalbeliya dance form - an energetic celebration of the Kalbelia tribe.
The event also comes with an inspiring space creatively conceptualised by Anubhav Nath offering a stunning view of Qutab Minar, the venue 1AQ, the company of a select community and the rain- washed full moon to bring to you a complete musical soiree experience.
The August edition featured Hindustani vocalist Pavitra Chari, Atul Shankar and a mesmerizing performance by 'Women of the World'.