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Sivamani's date with music

music Updated: Sep 23, 2011 03:13 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times
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Get ready to experience the sounds of thumping drums as star percussionist Sivamani and German percussionist Christoph Haberer play together in an open space for the first time today.

Called Infinite Rhythms, the opening concert, to be held at Nehru Park, will kick off the celebratory 15 month programme series of the Year of Germany in India: Infinite Opportunities. Organised by the German Embassy, the concert is open for all. “Almost two years of preparation bear fruit with a thunderous start across India”, says Heiko Sievers, Regional Director, South Asia, of the Goethe-Institut at Max Mueller Bhavan.

The evening programme will commence with a musical performance by Sivamani, who will play the drums and enthrall the audience. A part of the Zakir Hussain World Drums Ensemble, Sivamani is a learned musician in the Carnatic rhythmic tradition. He will be joined by drummer, music composer and percussionist, Haberer.

“This opening weekend of Germany and India 2011-2012, Infinite Opportunities is going to feature a rare abundance of classical music and contemporary dance”, says Sievers.

That’s not all, as the city youngsters have more to look forward to. The acts will be followed by a visual performance by Delhi-based audio-video collective called B.L.O.T, aka, Basic Love of Things. They will be presenting a live cinema performance that fuses aspects of German and Indian culture with live music.