Concerts by celebrated musicians from Kolkata and for the people of Kolkata, free to attend, open without any restriction, using public spaces of the city.
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.
Tritha Electric pushes musical boundaries, playing an ambitious mix of flamboyant 1970s psychedelic rock blended with mellow Indian classical and earthy folk influences.
In a troubled world of conflict, confusion and tragedies, the lyrics are excavations from Indian scriptures or are written by Tritha in regional Indian languages like Hindi, Sanskrit and Bengali. They address pressing issues such as the environment, women’s liberation, corruption and the unending journey towards discovery of self and divinity.
Francis Yee Lepcha is a Kolkata-based vocalist, whose repertoire lies in Pop music. He is one of the precursors of the TRACK SINGING generation in the country. Francis was born into one of the second generation Indo-Chinese families & is also Part Sikimese. His influences are mainly from the swinging sixties to the current era along with some selective popular BOLLYWOOD songs both old and new.
The Sanskrit word Anatma means “non-self”, and An-Atma has a dual meaning of one soul, this doctrines are the signature of this band, where each artiste brings his own expressive and musical contribution to the whole creative flow.
Featuring Daniele Di Pentima (drums), Rohan Dasgupta (sitar), Riccardo Di Fiandra (bass) and Luigi Di Chiappari (piano).
Lakkhichhara needs no introduction to rock lovers in Kolkata. They have been an integral part of the city’s music scene since the late nineties when they started their journey under the guidance of Late Gautam Chattyopadhyay.
A Hip Hop Block Party! Hip-Hop in a park showcases hip-hop culture, DJs, turntablism, MCing and B-boying in an open to public, free event at Mohor Kunja. We have showcases by Esskayjay (Kolkata), Big Skinny (Kolkata), DJ Deep (Melbourne), Park Circus (Kolkata), an MC Battle hosted by Axis, a B-boy battle and a Cypher hosted by The Cypher Projekt.
Born on 31st December in 1985 Nabhodeep Chakraborty was initiated into Hindustani Classical music at a tender age of 4 by the late Pandit A.T. Kanan. Nabhodeep then started learning under Sushil Bose a disciple of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
But his training took a decisive turn when he became a gandaband shagird of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s grandsons & Ustad Munawar Ali Khan’s nephews, the present khalifas of Kasur-Patiala Gharana, Ustad Jawaad Ali Khan & Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan. These two Ustads trained Nabhodeep in the true Gharanedar Parampara and helped him to become a topnotch exponent of the Gharana amongst his genaration. His music reflects the magical touch of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Usha Uthup has been an institution in India’s music world for around 45 years now, holding every audience, she has sung before, in thrall. Starting from Park Street, Usha made it to national fame, on the strength of sheer vocal power, range and showmanship. This Padma Shri and Filmfare Awardee is still one of the most sought after Indian artistes. There have been many performers or singers (seldom have the two combined) who have come and gone over the years but none have had the staying power that Usha Uthup still exhibits – in abundance.
The Big Other is an acoustic dance music ensemble based out of Kolkata, specializing in playing Gypsy Jazz, classical and folk music using an eclectic collection of instruments like the clarinet, mandolin, ukulele, etc.
Italian born violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. Step by step, with a loop pedal he performs live all the parts, playing the violin like a guitar, a cello or a percussion. In this imaginative landscape Luca sings, whistles, plays other little instruments and adds new virtuoso passages; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solOrkestra! The program features unusual arrangements of traditional Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean area and original compositions.
PRITI PATEL | VIKRAM IYENGAR
Leading dancers in the city have taken it upon themselves to start a “parampara” in their institutions – a parampara of reaching out to the less fortunate through their dance, in order to integrate these sections of society into the mainstream of life.
These are dance institutions from different genres and their presentations – SPARSH – will run seamlessly from that by the adopted students to that of the traditionally trained classical dancers, each section meshed together with care.
Arko Mukhaerjee Collective – The Annual Open Air Concert 2019. Live at Mohur Kunja. Sunday 10th December 6.30pm onwards. Open and free for all.