Saturday, November 3, 2018

Citi- NCPA Aadi Anant Music Festival on Nov 18th


PUNE: The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and Citi India, announced the launch of the 8th edition of the much awaited Indian music festival – ‘Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity.’

The travelling festival will start its musical journey on 18 November in Pune with a spectacular performance by legendary flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and one of his foremost disciples Rupak Kulkarni.

In this recital, Hariprasad Chaurasia and Rupak Kulkarni, will feature individually and together, presenting classical and semi-classical melodies. Rhythmic accompaniment will be provided by Bhawani Shankar on the pakhawaj; a two-faced barrel drum from the medieval period, and by Vijay Ghate and Aditya Kalyanpur on the tabla, the pakhawaj’s  later avatar comprising of a pair of drums.

This year, after the performance in Pune, Aadi Anant will travel to three cities - Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru. The three-month long festival is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and will give concert goers the opportunity to engage with Indian culture through some of our country’s oldest forms of music. In its 8th edition, the Citi- NCPA Aadi Anant Music Festival will feature some of the most respected maestros of the classical music fraternity; including Zakir Hussain, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ajmad Ali Khan and Sudha Ragunathan amongst others.

Commenting on the festival, Khushroo N Suntook, NCPA Chairman said, “As the oldest surviving music traditions in the world, Indian music owes its resilience to the oral –aural system of ‘Guru-Shishya’, which has been the most efficient mode of training and transmitting the traditional knowledge. As a National Centre dedicated to preserve, promote and propagate the performing arts, we are proud to foster this age-old institution through various initiatives.”

Citi India CEO, Pramit Jhaveri, said,“We are delighted to present the eighth edition of the Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant Festival. The Festival is dedicated to promoting and proliferating the ancient Guru-Shishya tradition across the country. We do hope that many of you take this opportunity to experience maestros of music perform at the highest stage, and in turn, enjoy current renditions of age-old compositions. From training aspiring musicians to nurturing some of the finest talent in our nation, Citi is proud to play its part in the continued progress and evolution of India’s cultural heritage.”


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