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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

The magic of haveli music comes to town

Aishwarya Bamzai, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, July 15, 2013
First Published: 18:21 IST(15/7/2013) | Last Updated: 01:11 IST(16/7/2013)

Has the sound of ghungroo always enchanted you? Do the strings of sarangi, and beats of tabla sooth your nerves? If so, then this musical event is bound to enchant you. The show aims to take the audience back in time by recreating the magic of Haveli music. With a non-stop two-hour performance, and a total of 13 artists from all over India, the event is sure to mesmerise viewers.

The participating artists include Khartal player Dewo Khan, who has performed at the Grammys, Bollywood music composer and violinist Deepak Pandit, sitarist brothers Rafique and Shafique Khan, drummer Stanley Jeoraj who is a renowned French bassist and pianist, Odissi dancer Arushi Mudgal, vocalist and sarangi player Ustad Fayaz Khan, saxophonist Sridhar Sagar, Mishko M’Ba, tabla player Pt Arvind Kumar Azad and kamaiacha players Ghenwar Khan and Dare Khan.

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“Haveli music is a different kind of experience all together. We are trying to show how classical music can be expressed in different forms. This is a challenging task because these days it’s all about Bollywood music and the old classical style of music has faded away completely,” says Pandit, who has also done the music design for the show.

Havelis (mansions), in their time, were a cultural hub for emerging artists and dancers, and were considered a place of tranquility and beauty. Brought on stage by Hometown Productions, the event is an effort to remember the forgotten days.

Catch it live
What: Haveli — music and dance event
Where: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg
When: July 19
Timings: 6.30pm onwards
Nearest Mero Station: Mandi House on the Blue line

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