The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) is back with the much awaited 7th edition of the Citi NCPA Aadi Anant Music Festival. The festival will feature tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia on 3 December 2017 at the Tata Theatre, NCPA. This will be followed by father and son violin duo L. Subramaniam and Ambi Subramaniam on 9 December 2017, along with a special performance by Corky Siegel on vocals and harmonica.
The first performance on 3 December will bring together the Tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain and the renowned flautist, Rakesh Chaurasia (the nephew of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia) on the same stage. Zakir Hussain’s contribution to world music and percussion has been par excellence and has not only established him as a national treasure but gained him worldwide fame. On the other hand, Rakesh Chaurasia who has trained under the legendary Hariprasad Chaurasia has carved a niche for himself as an accomplished flautist.
On 9 December 2017, L. Subramaniam, the renowned violinist and composer and Ambi Subramaniam will further demonstrate the concept of Aadi – Anant through their performance. The father and son duo who is a Guru and Shishya team will bring the best of traditional Carnatic music to the limelight. In the grand finale, the duo will engage in a crossover musical dialogue with blues harmonica maestro Corky Siegel.
On the same, NCPA Chairman Khushroo N Suntook said,
Today, more than ever before, there is a pressing need to preserve our artistic legacy that dates back to at least three thousand years. As a National Centre dedicated to performing arts, we are aware of our responsibility towards propagating the best in the arts. Having undertaken several initiatives with our esteemed partner, Citi, to support the ‘Guru-Shishyatradition’, we feel privileged to be able to contribute towards nurturing the great Indian heritage.