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Vidya Shah

Date: November 17th, 2011

Time: 7:15pm

Venue: Golden Jubilee Park, Yamuna Riverfront, near the old Yamuna Bridge, New Delhi

Water Rising- Celebrating the River in Song

Water reflects and mirrors cultures and relationships; it binds people through the acts and rituals of worship, fear, celebrations and in that it is treated as metaphors for life.

India is full of mythologies (Namami Yamunamaham - I bow to thee Yamuna), rituals (Ganga Nahaana), non-theistic traditions– (jal me kumbh-kumbh me jal, Kabir), which are replete with metaphorical references to water; Semi-classical genres of music – Dadra, Sawan, the Hori, that describe vivid imagery of the birds, the peacocks the swings, more descriptive of the physical spaces...

The performance by Vidya Shah traverses through many of these references both literally and metaphorically. She tries drown in these deep waters through the various North Indian music traditions.

She will be accompanied on the Sarangi, Harmonium Tabla and Daffli.


Glenn & Suchet

Date: 12th Nov, 2011

Time: 7:15pm

Venue: Yamuna site

Stories through sound is a music performance in which drums, percussion, ambient and native instruments from all over the world are showcased. As the music develops, listeners go through various moods, and the music takes on ever-newer colours. A forest at twilight, and you hear birds, frogs, crickets, leaves, wind through the trees etc. Suddenly the sound of a didgeridoo emerges, throbbing in rhythm. A drum joins in, and so the music grows and evolves. 

With eyes open you see craft at work-layer upon layer of sound that comes at you in waves. With eyes closed you ride through a magical world on a carpet of sounds.

For this performance, Suchet will create riverscapes-the sound of the rivers-with the Brazilian rainstick, the native American ocean drum and other world instruments. The performance will evolve into latin-bossa music and percussion, groovy to listen and dance to. 

Suchet Malhotra

Suchet with his drums

Suchet Malhotra is a multi-percussionist whose repertoire of drums and instruments from native and tribal cultures around the world covers the inhabited continents. He plays tabla, djembe, cajon, didgeridoo, framedrums, bongos and darbouka, but also lava flutes, fujara, and other wind instruments from folk traditions. His vast collection of instruments find expression in Stories through Sound, his solo work that also uses the best sound technology on stage. 

This year alone, Suchet has performed for the President of India, at the World Economic Forum, the Dubai World Music Festival, the Aralash Fusion Festival in Bishkek and the prestigious Skansen outdoor venue at Stockholm. He has played for large orchestras (Ethno), Ensembles (The Capital City Minstrels) and world jazz with his band HFT. 

He lives in New Delhi, India.

Glenn Louvet

Glenn Louvet started to perform in Europe 15 years ago in a western traditional musical environment. Now based in New Delhi, he continues his Indian Classical music journey that he started in 1997. Souvenirs from Asian, African or European stays, his set of instruments is more or less based on string (guitar, sitar), harmonic instruments (jew's harp, didjeridoo) and a nice range of ethnic percussions--the Irish bodhràn, tambourin, kes kes, kalimba and others.

Performances are mostly based on traditional music and improvisation.

Concert with Suchet Malhotra/Glenn Louvet on Yamuna siteNov 12th at 7:15pm