Historic melodies, mystic music and the romance of the river.
Conceptualised by Pt. Ajay Shankar Prasanna, ‘Flute Symphony’ is a cross-genre flute medley which experiments with the sounds of the wind. The symphony takes inspiration from nature, has an old-world aura, and is a combination of the flute and various percussive instruments along with elements of vocal music. The symphony traverses genres ranging from Indian classical to Western contemporary, from world music to world folk.
Pt. Ajay Shankar Prasanna, a doyen of the Benares Gharana, is a three-time Grammy nominee and has worked with musicians from around the world. His collaborations with Sting, Alicia Keys, Pt. Ravi Shankar, his daughter Anoushka Shankar, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan, and Karsh Kale etc. have been recognised the world over.
The fourth edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival, to be held between 16-18th November, will once more inspire an experience of intangible beauty and musical intensity. The idea behind Kabira is to feast one’s senses and spirit on the calm within the chaos of the world’s oldest city and feel that intangible “oneness amongst diversity” preached by Kabir, through the unrivalled power of music, literature and the arts.Play Video