Date: 15th March, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Venue: Vallabh Sangeet Ashram , Near Hotel Guru Krupa, Sion Mumbai 400022.
Holi' the festival of colours is celebrated joyously across India to denote the arrival of spring. Traditionally, in Vrindavan and Mathura, Holi was played for 7 days Continuously ! The frolic with colours happens everywhere - in the open streets, Outside temples and buildings. However, in recent times, the colours are substituted with chemicals and they contain toxic agents. These pollutants are highly damaging and affect the exposed parts such as eyes, skin, hair, etc.
MADHUVAN & Patel Cultural Foundation IN ASSOCIATION WITH Vallabh Sangeet Ashram have decided to change this and celebrate Holi by extending the rich Indian heritage of music and dance. With help from Patel Cultural Foundation and Vallabh Sangeet Ashram Holi Utsav" a unique programme with a vocal recital by Anita Goswami (Vocal )who will present Holi songs etc. Anita Goswami is senior disciple of Padmabhushan Pt.Chanulal Mishra, she has performed widely in all music festivals across country.
This will be followed by a Kathak dance performance by Nidhi Prabhu & her Naad Nidhi Troupe. Nidhi has learnt kathak from Dr.Manjiri Dev & received guidance from Padmavibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj. Nidhi has trawled widely in India & Abroad for the presentation of kathak Dance. They will present different colours of Holi through their dance.
Accompanying Sandeep Basua ( Tabla ) , Abhishek Kathe ( Harmonium ). &
Sandeep Mishra (Sarangi)
The programme is free for all music lovers.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.