Pune: The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, and Citi India announces the 5th edition of the muchawaited travelling Indian music festival – the ‘Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant’ – ‘from here to eternity’with the commencement of the first performance nighton Sunday, November 22, 2015, 5:30 pm at Annabhau Sathe Auditorium, Pune.
This marks the beginning of the three-month long travelling Indian music festival spanning five cities – Pune, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore featuring much acclaimed and respected maestros of classical music; including Zakir Hussain (tabla), Niladri Kumar (Sitar & zitar), Rakesh Chaurasia (bansuri), and Rajan & Sajan Mishra (vocal) amongst others.
Conceived jointly by Citi and NCPA the Aadi Anant Festival of Indian Music is a unique initiative to conserve and promote India’s traditional music heritage. This initiative is designed to be a multi-city festival which offers an opportunity to the community at large to experience Indian music by both; maestros and upcoming musicians.
Dr. Suvarnalata Rao, Head Programming –Indian Music said, “We are proud to present yet another edition of the Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant Festival of Indian music. As cultural custodians of art and culture in the country, Citi-NCPA not only pays a tribute to our artistic legacy but also paves the way for creativepursuits in Indian music with a hope that together we can nurture and nourish creative excellence and enrich our heritage for the benefit of generations to follow.”
Pramit Jhaveri, CEO Citi India, said, “Now in its fifth year, the Citi – NCPA partnership reinforces Citi’s commitment to support India’s rich cultural heritage embodied in its classical music and the arts. The three month long festival is like no other in its attempt to feature music that is embedded in tradition, yet explores new dimensions and frontiers – an opportunity to experience and hand over our musical heritage to the next generation.”
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 works that are 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.
Annabhau Sathe Auditorium
Satyajit Talwalkar (tabla)
Gino Banks (drums)
Sheldon D’silva (bass)
Agnelo Fernandes (keyboards)
Sridhar Parthasarathy (mridangam)
TTK Madras Music Academy Auditorium
Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts
Arvind Kumar Azad (tabla)
Arvind Thatte (harmonium)
Shilpa Kala Vedika
Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Murad Ali Khan (sarangi)
Ajay Joglekar (harmonium)
Shubhankar Banerjee (tabla)
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Price: Rs. 500, 300 and 200
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