India, Morocco, Turkey and their gypsy traditions have inspired him for three decades. Titi Robin, a musical internationalist, brings together streams from Mediterranean cultures on Saturday night. Refusing to be slotted as “fusion,” Robin composes a new sound aesthetic with famous Indian musicians, which speaks about emotions, love and violence. Jamming with Robin, who would play the guitar, oud and Bouzoki, are Vinayak Netke on the harmonium, Vinay Mishra on the tabla and Murad Ali Khan on the sarangi.
July 9, 8 pm. Alliance Française de Delhi. For details, call 43500217
Singh is singing
The voice behind such unforgettable numbers as Hoton se choolo tum and Tumko dekha to ye khayal aaya is set to perform in the the city. Savour the silken voice of ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh at the Siri Fort Auditorium, hosted by Heritage Concerts, in association with www.hindustantimes.com.
Sunday, July 10, 7 pm.
For details, call 9717886860.
Of living and longing
The play Goodbye Forever, directed by theatre veteran Feisal Alkazi, has a storyline which centres on the themes of laughter and forgetting, leaving and loving, families and our fear of the beyond. It brings together seasoned performers such as Sohaila Kapur, Radhika Alkazi, Gayatri Khanna, Sanjiv Desai, Yogesh and Armaan Alkazi.
June 14, 7.30 pm.
For details, call 01242715000
The landscape of life
Nature is where photographer Rohit Sethi, a chartered accountant by training, finds his refuge. The camera is malleable at all hours of the day to translate the frames into images. Away from the numbers of his professional life, he captures panoramic images of the landscape. Colourless, an exhibition of his works, begins at the Habitat Centre on July 11.
Till July 15, India Habitat Centre. For details, call 9811028773
On the wings of desire
The show Desires That Transcend Time brings together five artists who investigate the most primal of emotions through diverse media. Mukesh Sah, art director (special projects), with Hindustan Times, for instance, combines the female form with the parrot, an icon of longing in Hindu mythology. The other artists are Mitrarun Haldar, Mona Ghosh, Vijay Kale and Suresh Kumar.
July 11-17, Gallery No. 2, Lalit Kala Akademy.
For details, call 9910303409
Get rocked by a torrent of alternative sounds
The Avalanche, formed in December 2008, is a band which is gradually making a name for itself on the city’s music scene. Inclined towards alternative rock, they list Alter Bridge, Creed, Switchfoot, Incubus, Pearl Jam, Porcupine Tree and RHCP among their musical influences. The band features Shashank on the vocals and the guitar; Anurag on the drums and Rishi on the bass guitar, besides lead guitarist Saksham.
They perform at the Mozart Cafe, Gurgaon’s Alternative Rock night on Saturday night.
9 pm onwards, call 9711300469