Ready for a rocking reunion?
In its third year, ReRock, an eagerly awaited event on the city’s musical calendar, brings some of India’s oldest bands to the Capital.
Take a trip down memory lane and discover how rock music evolved in India with bands from the 1970s, 80s and 90s reuniting for a special performance.
Derived from the larger “Reunion Rock”, the extravaganza brings together bands, musicians, and audiences to narrate the story of Indian Rock.
This year at ReRock 3, Nirvana, Applied For and Ubiz will perform in the Garden of Five Senses on January 8. One of the bands, UBiz – short for Unfinished Business – emerged at ReRock 1 with musicians from three of Delhi’s most influential rock bands from the era: Collegium, White Fang and Applied For. This time round, the band will perform an all-original set of music made over skype jams and email.
This year’s event will also feature a ReRock Remix band, a fun jam that emerges from old friends and music rivals coming together in ReRock rehearsal rooms and having a go at the classic songs they used to play.
This year’s Remix band features Indian Ocean’s Rahul Ram and Amit Kilam and for the first time, former lead singer for Applied For and Nirvana, Atul Ahuja.
Entry free. January 8, 6 pm. Garden Of Five Senses, Said-Ul-Ajab
Fiction to celluloid
Adapting a work of fiction on celluloid is never easy. And when the works in question are such classics as Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan, Rabindranath Tagore’s Ghare Baire, David Grossman’s Someone to Run With and Anita Desai’s In Custody, the comparisons are inevitable. Still, presenting these films before a discerning audience is a privilege that festival curator Rohit Ranjan enjoys. Movies based on these classics, among many more, are part of the Cine Lit film festival, on at India Habitat Centre through January.
7 pm, India Habitat Centre. For details, call 43662009
Poetry in jazz
Lend an ear to Erik Truffaz, Mounir Troudi and Philippe Garcia this weekend. The trio, brought to the city by Alliance Française de Delhi, brings together an outstanding drummer, a Tunisian singer-violinist, and a best-selling trumpet player. Their repertoire takes inspiration from the “Paris” project, developed for the last two years with Garcia and Sly Johnson from the album Saloua. A journey passing from Muezzin songs to jazz poetry via electro.
January 8, 7 pm. ML Bhartia Auditorium. For details, call 43500200
Heritage & the city
Walk through the Humayun’s Tomb with conservationists of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Then talk about Delhi’s lost glory with archaeologists, conservationists, historians, journalists and religious leaders — who approach the issue of heritage through their own experiences and engagements with the city. Near the Southern Gateway of the Humayun’s Tomb Complex.
January 8, 2.30 pm. Entry tickets available at the venue
A musical legacy
Amjad Ali Khan, son of Akhtar Nawaz khan of the Kirana Gharana, will perform at the Sur Sangam Hindustani vocal recital on Saturday. The Attic, Connaught Place.
January 8, 8.30 pm. For details, call: 23746050
The 13th edition of the National School of Drama’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the largest theatre festival in Asia has an eclectic mix of plays. Opening with Habib Tanvir’s Charandas Chor, it includes 80 productions spread over two weeks, including 23 international ones from 20 countries. “Apart from a never-before representation of Latin American groups from Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, one of the highlights of the festival is adaptations of Pushkin, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Marlowe and Dickens,” says National School of Drama director Anuradha Kapur. What we recommend: works of contemporary Indian playwrights such as Girish Karnad’s Bikhre Bimb.
Kamani Auditorium, Shri Ram Centre and the LTG Theatre. For timings and other details, call 9810329401