Indian music artistes are set to enthral audience at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester on Saturday 3 February….. reports Asian Lite news.

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Dr Mrinal Shah – Singer

A unique concert conceptualised and designed by Dr Mukul Acharya and curated by Equilibrium Dance and Arts for Band on the Wall -a charity who secured the grant, includes a performance of Indian classical ragas on vocals, presented with a Western classical music structure. Here, ‘’the artistes will explore what happens when Eastern and Western musics are fused and how this fusion has gone on to influence popular Indian film music. The programme begins with a discussion on the basics of Indian Classical Music and includes the concept of a raga – the basis of Indian classical music, which could be compared to a scale in Western music,’’ said Mukul.

The programme includes a performance of a selection of pieces based upon the raga, and will be accompanied by percussion, playing a rhythm piece called “Taal”, composed of a fixed number of beats that form one cycle.

The music team performers include Dr Mukul Acharya on keyboards, Dr Mrunal Shah and Dr Rajat Banerjee on vocals and Ashwin Chewda on percussion.

Dr Mukul Acharya – Band Leader on Keyboards.

This show is part of New North and South – a three year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent, produced by a new network of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.

The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme, will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.

The Whitworth Art Gallery doors will ope for the event at 2.30 pm for a 3 pm start. This event invites all music lovers and there is no entry fee.

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