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Raags and Rhythms – A Unique Fusion Concert
April 17, 7:00 pm
This rare performance will feature the ensemble, Musafir comprising Tabla Maestro Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Keyboardist Zubin Balaporia, Sitarist Hidayat Husain Khan accompanied by Guitarist Sanjay Divecha, Percussionist Gautam Sharma, Bass Player Sheldon D’Silva and Violinist Kushmita Biswakarma. The ensemble will also be joined on stage by Sufi Singer Smita Bellur whose powerful vocals are sure to enrich this myriad of musical melodies.These accomplished musicians will attempt to break the distinctions between genres and generations through music that dissolves boundaries rather than crossing them. Each artiste will also be recreating compositions originally crafted by their legendary ancestors through their own personal interpretations. They equally position themselves within the legacy of their ancestors while pushing the envelope of what collaborative music truly can be.
This concept was designed by Qureshi, Balaporia and Khan who came together to perform at the 2018 Times LitFest in Mumbai. This eclectic mix of maestros and musicians will harmonize on our stage and bring unique interpretations of Sufi, classical, western and modern compositions. The music will be imbued with a sense of each artiste’s inner moods, personal reflections and distinctive characteristics.
This concert is a part of the ensemble’s world tour and is an exclusive opportunity to experience a truly unique fusion of eastern and western sounds.