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Live: Gianni Denitto feat. Supriyo Dutta
February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gianni Denitto is an eclectic saxophonist whose roots ground in classical music, flourish in the jazz world to finally bloom in the synthesis of acoustic and electronic sounds. His previous album “Brain on a Sofa” has led Gianni to explore several countries such as India, China, Nepal and Senegal; a life experience that inspired his brand new record “Kāla”. Gianni’s soundscapes and musical research have been strongly influenced by a three-year world- tour, masterclasses in international conservatories and academies, and above all by several collaborations with musician of different cultures and traditions. “Kāla” is a musical and geographical journey exploring the nuances of saxophone sound and the boundaries of world music. A journey that connects Morocco’s darbuka to Dakar’s balafon, the melodies of Indian raga to the African-American jazz improvisation. Kāla, “time” in Sanskrit, collects 6 songs.
The saxophone is the absolute protagonist in this mixture of world music, electronics and jazz. Denitto’s album crosses the traditional African sounds in Touki Bouki, the rarefied atmosphere of Northern Europe in Tillsammans and it balances the traditional sounds and the underground scene of the new China in Air China. Special guests: Zion Train, Masia One, Roots by Nature, Supriyo Dutta, Cheikh Fall, Djiby Diabate.
For this concert, Gianni Denitto will be joined by the vocalist Supriyo Dutta.
Supriyo Dutta, a Hindustani Classical Vocalist of international repute with his flawless renditions and sonorous voice have been richly contributing ,down the years, to the wide spectrum of different genres of hindustani classical music . Being trained in the lineage of Indore Gharana, and being an acclaimed virtuoso of the Khayal and Thumri , since the last decade, Supriyo has been performing in innumerable concerts in India and abroad .With an ardent desire to enlighten young minds with the rich legacy of classical music, he has been on an extensive entourage to the major cities of Europe, USA and Australia as well. The release of a few of his music albums in India and Europe has received an overwhelming response, and, of late, Supriyo is also working on several overseas projects in collaboration with eminent musicians . His endeavor shall always remain, to take this most ancient and sacred art form to the pinnacle of its glory, beyond all boundaries.
This concert is presented by the Istituto Di Cultura and the Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata and supported by the Merlin Group.