Submarine in Space is a creative endeavour to bring out fresh music from seemingly incongruent sources. Inspired by genres ranging from Old school jazz to Hindustani classical, the frontman Abhishek Mittal believes that describing his music would involve a series of epithets, simply identifying it as an expression of honesty. Transcribing deep seated emotions to the fretboard he is flanked by musicians who stay true to this spirit.
Paddy Fields is back for a third season with another cracking concept that explores the traditions of Indian music and addresses an age old question….did Indian classical music have its origins in folk music? Today folk and classical music are two distinct genres of course but was this always the case? The simple distinction between the two is that folk is a free flowing form with no rules while classical music follows certain patterns of melody and rhythm. Another distinction is that folk is a popular kind of music, created to entertain, replete with stories from folklore. Classical music on the other hand, is believed to be for a certain ‘class’ of people that developed under the patronage of kings.
Yet, for classical music to have developed, it must have developed from another form of music. So we did a little asking, delved a little and educated ourselves about Samagana, Jatigana, Deshi and Margi music, Persian influences on Indian music and how Dhruvapad led to the Dhrupad form of singing. We heard fascinating stories about instruments like the iktara and dotara being the precursor to the sitar and how the tabla developed from the dholak!!
It all made for an obviously fascinating and exciting concept for Paddy Fields 2018. Jugalbandi: The Classicism Of Folk Fusion. This is where the structured meets the free form, where stories are told in raga and where musical boundaries are pushed and walls broken down. An experience of a lifetime for both the audience and some of the performers as well! All packaged to ensure two evenings of sheer entertainment, with perhaps a bit of education of our great musical traditions thrown in!
The Artist line up for this year is The Manganiyar Classroom,Amit Trivedi, Shujaat Khan & Malini Awasthi,Rahul Sharma & Gulzar Ganie,Deepa Nair Rasiya, Shantanu Moitra, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Anwar Khan, Viva La Goa led by Merlin D’Souza. A brief on the line up of Artists are:-
The Manganiyar Classroom
Directed by Roysten Abel. the Manganiyar Classroom features kids between the ages of 8 and
12 years, each a repository of song, dance and rhythm. This set has never been performed in
Mumbai so come and get blown away by these multi talented kids in a high energy jugalbandi
with their class teacher!
Bollywood’s hottest music director has a surprise in store as he explores folk music from
around the country, shows how he weaves it into film songs and jams with folk musicians in an
incredibly high voltage set. Be prepared for an amalgam of folk from across the country fusion
Shujaat Khan & Malini Awasthi
Grammy nominated sitar maestro and vocalist Shujaat Khan and much loved folk singer Malini
Awasthi come together for the first time, with an especially put together band for Paddy
Fields, presenting the beautiful music and poetry from the region of Awadh. A set that
perfectly illustrates the theme of this year’s Paddy Fields.
Rahul Sharma & Gulzar Ganie
Pandit Shuvkumar Sharma was responsible for making the santoor a popular lead instrument
in classical music and his son, Rahul has now taken it into the mainstream with his several
fusion projects. For Paddy Fields he combines with noted Kashmiri folk singer Gulzar Ganie to
introduce a side to music from the valley hitherto never performed on a commercial stage in
Deepa Nair Rasiya
For her first ever performance in India, award winning Sufi vocalist, London based Deepa Nair
Rasiya presents the wisdom of mystic poetry down the ages in her own unique style. In
different genres of music, from light classical to simple folk tunes, making her performance a
jugakbandi in itself!
He may be better known for his music in Bollywood films but Shanatanu Moitra is an intrepid
trekker and spends a lot of time in the mountains. So it’s natural that he woiuld pick up
sounds and songs from the hill regions and create some amazing songs that represent the
mountains of India. It’s a unique set, performed by the extremely talented vocalist Kaushiki
Chakraborty, Tibetan monk Ani Choying and classical sitar player Purbayan Chatterjee. If you
haven’t caught it yet, this is your chance.
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Anwar Khan
Grammy winning classical guitar player Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has created a project
called Desert Slide with Rajasthani folk singer Anwar Khan. Their performances wowed the
organisers at Womex a couple of years ago and since then they have mesmerised audiences
across Europe. Strangely, they have never performed at a commercial event in India! Another
first coming to you from Paddy Fields.
Viva La Goa
Another coming together of musicians to create something special for Paddy Fields! Sunday
night ends on a vibrant, colourful note as some of Mumbai’s finest musicians bring out the
musical spirit of Goa. Audiences will hear some evergreen Konkani and Portuguese classics along
with contemporary and original Goan songs. Performed by a band led by keyboard wiz Merlin
D’Souza, sax prodigy Rhys Sebastian, powerhouse vocalist Suzanne D’Mello, award winning actress
and singer Palomi Ghosh and many more. Oh did we mentioned that Tobby and his dancers are
joining in too? Miss this at your peril.
@The Manganiyar Classroom,@Amit Trivedi, @Shujaat Khan & Malini Awasthi,@Rahul Sharma &Gulzar Ganie,@Deepa Nair Rasiya, @Shantanu Moitra, @Vishwa Mohan Bhatt @Anwar Khan, Viva La Goa led by @Merlin D’Souza atul Churamani @prashant Lade @soma Roy @Paddy Fields @anand Prasad
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Celebrate beer, music, food, art, games n more at North India's Beer Festival!
Sunburn, Asia's biggest electronic dance music festival kick-started its 12th Season
6th to 7th October 2018 in Mumbai and Delhi NCR
the Oxford Gold Resort in Pune from 29th December to 31st December 2018
The tickets for Sunburn City festival are live on www.bookmyshow.com and tickets start at 1500 INR.
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Bryan Adams The Ultimate Tour
Event Date : 11 Oct - 14 Oct
Ticket Price : Rs. 1469 Onwards
Known the world over for his signature brand of feel-good rock and roll and big ballads, Bryan Adams is an icon of epic proportions.
Bryan Adams is one of the most exciting live musicians in the world and his energetic performance, effortless stage presence, and incredible vocals are guaranteed to thrill and entertain. Bryan Adams The Ultimate Tour will see the showman perform a rip-roaring set of material from his forthcoming new album Ultimate, which features a mix of new tracks and enormous hits from an incredible back-catalogue including “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, “Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve Started”, “Summer of ‘69”, “Heaven” and more.
Adams was one of the first Western artists to tour in India and with his timeless music he has remained India’s favorite rockstar over the years. The worldwide Ultimate Tour will be performed in 5 cities in India.
Event Places :
JioGarden, BKC:Mumbai Pt No: RG1A, Bharat Nagar Road, G Block, Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051, India
Ozone Urbana: Bengaluru National Highway 7, Near International Airport, Devanahalli,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 562110, India
National Capital Region (NCR)
Leisure Valley Park: Gurugram 287, NH 8, Sector 29, Gurugram (Gurgaon), NCR 122021, India
Hitex Exhibition Center: Hyderabad Ground Floor, Trade Fair, Office Building Hitex Exhibition Centre, Izzat Nagar, Kothaguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
30th September 2018: Finals to take place
at TSM, Mumbai
THE OUTPERFORMERS 2018 – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - by Asawari Music Foundation
The Asawari Music Foundation (AMF) is a nonprofit organisation that promotes Western musical excellence among children and teens. It was started to keep alive the memory and spirit of Asawari Jacob – a musically gifted girl who lost her life to cancer at age 15.
AMF’s marquee activity is annual western vocal competition Outperformers – a national-level event that is open to participants aged up to and including 18 years. The aim of the competition is not just to provide a platform for competing in Western Vocals, but to encourage and support talent and camaraderie among the aspiring singers of the future. We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Mumbai’s True School of Music (TSM) for the event this year.
Outperformers 2018 will open on June 1, and the first two rounds will take place online. The Finals will take place at TSM, Mumbai, on 30th September. All talented young singers are welcome to participate.
We have three competition categories this year:
Category A: For ages 12 and below
Category B: For ages 13?15
Category C: For ages 16?18
Participants may sing songs from any western music genre of their choice.
Our top prizes are as follows:
Cash prize of Rs 50,000 to 3 First Place winners.
Cash prize of Rs 25,000 to 3 Second Place winners.
Cash prize of Rs 10,000 to all Finalists.
50% scholarship on TSM's Pro Kids/Pro Junior programs to 3 First Place winners.
25% scholarship on TSM's Pro Kids/Pro Junior programs to 3 Second Place winners.
Outperformers has continuously raised the bar in terms of the number and quality of participants and the reach of its presence. No matter what part of the country you are located in, we hope you will encourage your students/children to be a part of this prestigious competition.
The upper age limit is 18 years (age as on 1 October 2018).
Both amateur and professionally trained participants are welcome.
Participants must be Indian nationals located anywhere within the country or outside (please note, expenses incurred towards travel for the Finals are not reimbursable).
There are 3 competition categories based on age*:
Category A: For ages 12 and below
Category B: For ages 13?15
Category C: For ages 16?18
*Participant’s age as on 1 October 2018
First Prize Winners (each category) will be awarded:
A cash prize of Rs 50,000/-
50% scholarship on True School of Music's Pro Kids/Pro Junior programs
Second Prize Winners (each category) will be awarded:
A cash prize of Rs 25,000/-
25% scholarship on True School of Music's Pro Kids/Pro Junior programs
All Finalists will be awarded:
A cash prize of Rs 10,000/-
All Semi-finalists will be awarded:
Everyone who participates will be awarded:
A Digital Certificate of Participation
How to participate
Download the Learn to Sing: True School of Music (TSM) App on your mobile. Visit the Outperformers competition page, enter the required information, and submit your entry.
1st June 2018: Competition opens on the TSM App
15th July 2018: Last date for submitting entries via the TSM App
Round Two – Semi-finals
Winners of Round One must visit our website asawarimusicfoundation.com and submit the following:
A recent home video recording of yourself singing a complete song (no studio recordings please). You can upload this video on youtube or elsewhere and share the link with us.
Proof that you have submitted a handling fee of Rs 500. See notes at the end of this document for payment information.
A scanned copy of any government recognized document that serves as proof of age.
25 July 2018: Last date for notification of Round One Winners
15th August 2018: Last date to submit video, handling fee, and age proof
Round Three – Finals
Winners of Round Three must come to TSM, Mumbai, on 30th September 2018 at 10 am. The event will end by 3 pm.
A microphone and a keyboard (for self-accompaniment or an accompanist) will be provided at the finals. If you would like to use a backing track, you must send the same via email to email@example.com a week before finals, so that quality issues, if any, can be resolved in advance.
30th September 2018: Finals to take place at TSM, Mumbai
Please follow us on social media to stay updated with competition announcements and news: @asawarimusicfoundation
Participants can sing songs from any western music genre of their preference. They must perform a different song at each round of the competition.
Relatives/Students of the judges are not allowed to participate.
Using props or relevant attire will add to the overall score of the participant.
Participants must travel to Mumbai at own cost if selected for the Finals/Round Three.
The decision of the judges will be final and binding.
Children and teens with special needs are welcome to participate. However, they will be judged on the same parameters as other participants. All video/audio sent in for the competition may be used by AMF and TSM for digital/other publishing, and for promotional purposes. The same applies to video recordings of the Finals' performances.
Winners of Round Two may use any of the following methods to pay the Rs 500 handling fee
Nestled in Soul Space Arena, a mall located by the bustling Outer Ring Road, Brew and Barbeque, recently has been reimagined as one of Bangalore’s biggest microbrewery. The Brew and Barbeque has been inspired by the bars in Texas, designed to allow customers a first–hand experience of high-quality dining and a large variety of exotic drinks.Mr Prasanna Kumar, CEO & Managing Partner, The Brew & Barbeque says, “We are proud to say that we are one of the biggest microbrewery pubs in Bangalore. Our attention to detail reflects in the décor which is designed to give a Texan bar feel. At B&B, we have an array of authentic handcrafted brews, and re-enforcing our commitment to providing the best to our customers, we have now launched the complete bar and hand-crafted food menu which will satiate the beverage and food cravings of the city’s connoisseurs and give them a memorable experience.”
Specialties: The mini-concert section at Brew and Barbeque is meant for live music and concerts, this area has a dedicated seating capacity of 100 people, to rave their favourite bands and live performances. Besides serving world class ales, the microbrewery is known for bringing renowned DJs like the king of Bollywood DJ Hussaine, DJ Avijith, DJ Pooja Seth and many more who set the dance floors ablaze with music. Brew and Barbeque offers exquisite food, drinks and music in an ambience that is resplendent with luxury.