The 6th edition of Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant Festival of Indian Music commenced its musical journey from, Pune on Saturday . Santoor exponent Rahul Sharma and his group Folktronika Folktronica comprising of Avinash Chandrachud (keyboard), ManasChowdhary (bass guitar), MukundrajDeo (tabla) Vinayak Pol (drums) & I. D. Rao (saxophone) performed at Annabhau Sathe Auditorium .In the exploration of folk melodies across diverse regions of India, from Jammu-Kashmir and Assam to Punjab and Bengal, Folktronika attempted to blend creatively the acoustic and electronic sounds and left the audience mesmerized .
The three-month long travelling Indian music festival spanning six cities – Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai,Hyderabad and Ahmedabadwill feature much acclaimed and respected maestros of classical music; including maestros likeZakir Hussain (tabla) Shiv Kumar Sharma (Santoor), Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (Vocal) Shankar Mahadevan (Vocal) amongst others.
As trendsetters in their respective fields, Citi India and NCPA created the Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant Festival of Indian Music in 2011. Today, the festival is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for Indian music.The festival showcases celebrated Guru-s with their shishya-s as well as features artistic work, deeply embedded in the tradition, and yet seek to reach out in to the infinite realms of creativity, inspired by the changing socio – cultural milieu in which the next generation of the artistes are being groomed.
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