CITI – NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity
The world of Indian music is rich with diverse traditions, forms and genres; from primitive to folk, devotional, popular, classical, semi-classical and contemporary music. Besides variance that is evident with respect to elements of melody, rhythm and lyrics, each of these expressions has well defined aesthetic norms and idioms that shape its musical identity.
Therefore, in order to explore any specific genre effectively, it is essential for a performer to have an in-depth training and understanding of its aesthetics. While there are many artistes who specialise in a specific genre of music, it is rare to find expertise that spans across several of these genres. Only well-trained and creative musicians with an extensive exposure to a wide range of traditions coupled with exceptional talent can explore a canvas of multitude of genres and forms.
Having trained in Carnatic andHindustani semi-classical music, and also being exposed to rock, pop and jazz traditions, Shankar Mahadevan’s innovative work reflects a range of influences from East to West, from traditional to Bollywood and from devotional to folk. Mahadevan is also a celebrated composer known for his landmark Bollywood films. For the popular Marathi film, Katyar Kaljat Ghusli (2015), he has not only given music but has also depicted the character of a master musician.
Joining him in this concert are his two sons. The elder son, Siddharth, is a playback singer known for his performance in Hindi as well as regional films. Notable among his work is an award-winning song from the film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013). Taking after his illustrious father, he is also fast emerging as a creative composer. Shivam, the younger son, has established himself as a singer with films like Dhoom 3 (2013), Katyar Kaljat Ghusli, etc.
The trio will present a bouquet of musical forms from Carnatic music, bhavgeet, abhang, ghazal to Sufi, folk, rock and hit film songs.
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