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Press Release |  25 Sep 2017 18:51 |  By RnMTeam

NCPA's 'One World Many Music' to showcase music of the Mountains

MUMBAI: National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai presents the eighth edition of One World Many Musics: Celebrating Artistic Plurality on 6 October 2017. The musical event is a sequel to Song of the Himalayas a collection of songs inspired by Shantanu Moitra’s journey across the Himalayas. The event will also feature collaborative musical pieces with acclaimed artists like Ani Choying and Kaushiki Chakrabarty.

One World Many Musics will showcase compositions created by Shantanu Moitra during his 100-day journey across the Himalayas. Shantanu will intersperse the musical presentation with more stories, melodies and breath-taking visuals. The compositions highlight second half of his incredible journey through Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh.

NCPA head programming Indian Music Dr. Suvarnalata Rao said, “One World Many Musics is a platform which showcases the co-existence of cultural and artistic plurality. The eighth edition of the festival is set to mesmerize the listener and bring them one step closer to feeling the magic of Himalayas. We are very excited to present the sequel of Song of Himalayas, featuring talented artists like Shantanu Moitra, Ani Choying and Kaushiki Chakrabarty.”

The evening will showcase compositions created by Shantanu Moitra known for his renowned musical compositions in Bollywood supported by Ani Choying, a renowned folk musician from the mountains. Ani Choying, is a Nepalese Buddhist nun who performs worldwide singing traditional and modernized Buddhist chants as well as Nepali and Tibetan songs. Her autobiography, Singing for Freedom, has been published in eleven languages and is listed as an international best seller. She is the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal.

The ensemble will also include celebrated artists like Kaushiki Chakravarty, a versatile vocalist with an uncanny command over the voice and has performed at many national and international festivals.

Sitar player Purbayan Chatterjee noted for amalgamating traditional Indian classical music with contemporary world music genres will be performing with Ashwin Srinivasan, renowned flutists known not only for his Bansuri, but also for his proficiency in various other world folk wind instruments.