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Celebrating the diversity of arts

Global Music and Arts Charitable Trust presents Kala Coast Music Festival on February 16 and 17, 6 p.m., at Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir, Bandra West. The two-day event will celebrate the diversity of arts.

‘Bandish, 20 Se 20000 Hi tak’ is a theatrical production by Aarambh, Mumbai. Written and directed by Purva Naresh, the play begins in a green room setting where four artistes meet. Two of them are renowned actors of the previous era while two are the latest hits. They are there to celebrate 70 years of India’s Independence. The ensuing confusion about the event taking place is the theme of this play. The music is composed by Shubha Mudgal.

On the second day is Hindustani music featuring sarangi and sitar jugalbandi by Murad Ali and Fateh Ali with Akram Khan on the tabla. The second slot is Carnatic vocal concert by Bombay Jayashri with Embar Kannan on the violin and Anantha Krishnan on the mridangam.

Kala Coast is a centre for Music and Fine Arts at Karje near Brahmavar, Udupi district of coastal Karnataka.

“Kala coast believes in the spirit of collaboration. It is a unique attempt of bringing together musicians, artistes, connoisseurs and all those engaged in music and arts, under one roof, to perform, practice, profess, interact, discuss, explore and exchange their skills.”

Sudhir Nayak from the organising committee, himself a committed Hindustani musician, says that artistes must unite to take art ahead. The activities of Kala Coast are spread across cities in India, gradually intending toward global presence.


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