Take a step into musical serenity.
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) will be playing host to the seventh edition of One World Many Musics: Celebrating Artistic Plurality in the month of October. The spirit of the festival is to celebrate the many sounds that exists within the landscape of our country. In its previous editions, the festival has seen the likes of Papon and the East India Co., Indian Ocean, U. Srinivas and Shree, Raghu Dixit Project, Midival Punditz.
The event for the evening will been curated by Shantanu Moitra and will feature material inspired by his 100 day journey in the Himalayan mountains. Aptly named “Song of the Himalayas”, it will be a unique experience as the music has been composed at the height of 14,000 sq. feet and will be presented for the first time. The performance will also feature famed Buddhist nun and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal, Ani Choying. She is as illustrious in Nepal as she is throughout the world for bringing Tibetan Buddhist chants and feast songs to mainstream audiences. Catch the event at the Tata Theatre at 8 pm.
Dr. Suvarnalata Rao, Head Programming – Indian Music, NCPA has said, “Every year, ‘One World Many Musics’ introduces a new essence of music to our stage and it has never failed to disappoint our audience. In the seventh edition of OWMM, NCPA, in collaboration with artists like Shantanu Moitra, Ani Choying and Kaushiki Chakrabarty, will present a selection of musical pieces, drawing inspiration from the mighty Himalayas. We are very proud to present such talented artists and hope our listeners do too.”
This year, the NCPA also held the Band Baja Contest in order to give aspiring bands the opportunity to showcase their skills on a big platform. The winners – The Yellow Diary and Euphony – were announced today. Shantanu Moitra and the other performing artistes will be meeting and attending the performance of the winners of the contest. Their concert is free for all attendees at the Experimental Theatre at 7 pm.
Book your tickets here to revel in the sounds of the Himalayas.