Moderator: Tejaswini Niranjana
Guest Performers: Omkar Havaldar (singer), Rutuja Lad (singer), Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy (singer), Zhang Yi (Pipa player)
Presented by West Heavens
Supported by Moonchu Foundation and Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
This unusual concert features three singers from India, a pipa player from China, and three kunqu performers. The singers will demonstrate the main genres of Hindustani classical music and perform compositions in different ragas or melodic forms. The pipa player will engage in a musical jugalbandi or dialogue with the singers, invoking strains of Indian music through the Chinese instrument. The Indian singers and kunqu artistes will perform kunqu music in Indian melodic style and Indian songs in kunqu style.
Saath-Saath means to do things together.
The singers are Omkar Havaldar, Rutuja Lad, and Bindhumalini Narayanaswamy. The pipa player is Zen (Zhang Yi). The kunqu performers are actor An Li, percussionist Feng Lin, and flautist Yin Qian.