Cultural events, music concerts along Yamuna
Ever wondered what the music of the river Yamuna sounds like? Here’s your chance with a first-of-its-kind initiative, project Yamuna Elbe to be held in Delhi and Hamburg, Germany, which will be holding cultural events, such as music concerts and an art exhibit, along the banks of Yamuna.Updated: Nov 02, 2011 00:54 IST
Ever wondered what the music of the river Yamuna sounds like? Here’s your chance with a first-of-its-kind initiative, project Yamuna Elbe to be held in Delhi and Hamburg, Germany, which will be holding cultural events, such as music concerts and an art exhibit, along the banks of Yamuna.
As part of the Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities series, Indian and German artists will install their artwork at the river bank. Riverscape, a music concert by Indian percussionist Suchet Malhotra and French musician Glenn Louvet is the biggest draw, being the most sought after event of the project. “My music is the music of nature. In this concert, I will try to introduce the sound of river Yamuna to the people, which has been lost because of pollution and other forms of adulteration,” says Malhotra, who is trained in playing acoustic instruments from different parts of the world.
The musical part of the event, called the ‘Stories Through Sound’, will comprise performances with drums, percussion, ambient and native instruments from all over the world.
“Glenn will be a companion and will also add his own sound and unique skills of throat singing,” Malhotra says. “The audience will be treated to Glenn’s instrumental and vocal music,” he adds.
The event will also include an art exhibition, curated by Ravi Agarwal and Till Krause on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi and river Elbe in Hamburg respectively. Among other events of the art project, there will also be film screenings, river walks, setting up of organic food stalls, etc.
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First Published: Nov 01, 2011 19:17 IST