Under The Banyan Tree
On a Full Moon Night
The First Edition of the 3-part monthly Full Moon Night Concert Series showcased Hindustani music ranging from Rajasthani Folk to Semi-classical and Qawwalis.
More than any other of the performing arts, music and dance have been conjoined since their inception millennia ago. The Indian tradition of this relationship is symbiotic, intricate and diverse.
With countless dance and music styles which celebrate romantic, mythological or devotional themes emerging from all over the sub-continent, India has been blessed with a rich tradition of dance and music synergy. The September edition of Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night, filled with delightful elements that make for a memorable evening; stunning ambience, delectable food, a selective audience and the magical full moon – seeks to celebrate three art traditions which emerge from North India.
This month’s concert will feature performances by Venkatraman – a veteran performer who will take us through the greatest ghazals pieces ever created; Murad Ali – a poet and actor who will recite select Ghalib poems in a tribute to the last great poet of the Mughal era, and Vidya Shah – an Indian classical music icon, who will celebrate the ‘divas of Ghazal’ for the evening’s finale.