Historic melodies, mystic music and the romance of the river.
Purbayan Chatterjee is an acclaimed sitar maestro who belongs to the Senia Maihar Gharana founded by Baba Allauddin Khan. His gurus are his father Pt. Parthapratim Chatterjee, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pt. Ajay Chakraborty and tabla artist Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards. He has conceptualized the ground-breaking project Shastriya Syndicate - the first Indian classical band with a contemporary touch, which has performed the world over. Their album ‘Lehar’ released by Times Music in 2008 has remained a bestseller. Purbayan’s new song ‘Shiv Shankara’ was released on 22nd Nov with legendary musicians Ustad Zakir Hussain and Shankar Mahadevan. This song is trending on the top 200 songs on iTunes. Purbayan has also collaborated with international musicians George Brooks, Pete Lockett and Kunle Ayo and created a song ‘Sukhino Bhavantu - Prayer for World Peace through World Music’. This song was launched by HCL music on their app on World Music Day.
Gayatri Asokan is a singer who has made her mark in Indian film music, Hindustani classical and in the ghazal genre. She started training in Carnatic music at a very young age. Her debut was a duet with Padmabhushan Sri K. J. Yesudas for the movie Arayannangalude Veedu. Very soon, she got the chance to work with Maestro Ilayaraja for the movie Kochu kochu santhoshangal. Gayatri has a unique presence in the Malayalam film industry with her individualistic style of singing. She has recorded for eminent music directors and won many coveted awards including the Kerala Government state award for best playback singer. Along with playback singing, she has also pursued her classical career with dedication. She is an artist for AIR in Hindustani classical and regularly broadcasts from AIR Bengaluru.
Evening Music - 28th November | 6.30 PM
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