Raining raaga: Monsoon Nirvana is back with its fifth season
Bringing respite from the heat in the city is not just the monsoons but also the musicians who will render tunes from various genres at the one-day event, Monsoon Nirvana.
Sponsored by Telangana Tourism, this annual affair attempts to present a musical evening under the umbrella of a theme that changes with every edition. This season, the theme is focused on the beauty of mysticism across all religions, an amalgamation of various artistes and languages including Punjabi. Bringing the unconventional flavour to the night, this event will weave together tunes from Abhangs, Sufi compositions, Sarangi and flute.
Talking about his performance, 35-year-old Sikkil Gurucharan says that it will be a treat for the audience as he performs four songs in all the four languages of South India – Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam. “The theme of mysticism is being spoken about quite popularly in the recent times. There are people who believe in just the real world with its hardships and realities,” says the Carnatic musician, who is the grandson of the elder of the internationally acclaimed flautists the Sikkil Sisters. He adds that his performance will focus on the philosophies of life. “I’m going to touch upon the concepts of pain, happiness, sorrow and despair. There will not be anything particularly on one religion or one God,” says this Chennai-based vocalist.
Mumbai-based Jaspreet Sharma, who began his musical journey at the age of five, is now a popular ghazal singer. Popularly known as Jazim, this 27-year-old has contributed to the Bollywood film, Dedh Ishqiya and was also a finalist in 2012’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, a reality show aired on Zee. About the event, this Ghulam Ali Khan-inspired singer says, “I think the Hyderabad audience is well informed about music and are open to listening to various genres. I am looking forward to the event.” Expect Sufi ghazals and Baba Bulleh Shah’s poetry.
Making the evening a musical extravaganza will include Netherlands-born virtuoso cellist Saskia Rao-de, Flautist Nagaraju Talluri and Pune-based Sawani Shende.
The event is on July 29, 6.30 pm. Entry free. At Shilpakala Vedika, Shilparamam.