CITI-NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity
Song of the Himalayas
Conceptualised & Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Featuring Kaushiki Chakraborty, Ani Choying, Ambi Subramaniam and others.
A free webcast on NCPA Facebook Page & YouTube Channel
The event is conceptualised and led by Shantanu Moitra, the renowned music composer known for his many landmark bollywood films including Parineeta, 3-Idiots, and Madras Cafe. With a conviction that undertaking a journey is all you need to do, in order to learn more about the world and yourself, Shantanu strives to “see” a country by experiencing its music and also the reverse, i.e., having experienced the grandeur of the land, create more music.
Thus, the Song of the Himalayas springs from Shantanu’s 100-day journey across the Himalayas and compositions that are created on the way, triggered by his interaction with the mighty mountains all above 14,000 feet through Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh.
Moitra will intersperse the musical presentation with riveting stories and breath-taking visuals of the mountains. His group includes Ani Choying, a celebrated Buddhist nun from Nago Gompa nunnery in Nepal, and Kaushiki Chakraborty, a classically trained vocalist, renowned for having great command over the voice as well as diverse genres. The ensemble also includes young, brilliant instrumentalist: violinist, Ambi Subramaniam.