Witness an evening of Indo-French fusion music and dance
A musical meet between two great musicians from France and India
on 6th of February | 6:30 pm
Alliance française de Bangalore
Entry is free and open for all.
TITI ROBIN (composition, guitar, buzuk)
MURAD ALI KHAN (sarangi)
GULABO SAPERA (sapera dance from Rajasthan)
MAHUA SHANKAR (kathak dance)
AMAAN ALI KHAN (tabla)
DINO BANJARA (percussions)
About the artists
Sarangi Maestro Murad Ali Khan and French composer Titi Robin have been working together on joint artistic projects for the last ten years, from the first recording of Laal Asmaan in Bombay (Blue Frog Label) to the international show Les Rives until the last album Rebel Diwana produced in Belgium. Padma Shri Gulabo Sapera and Titi Robin began their collaboration in the early 90s with the Gitans album, the first of a long series of recording, videos and numerous tours around the globe. Murad Ali Khan had the rich idea a few months ago to reunite on stage the eminent representative of the Rajasthan dance sapera with one of the brilliant stars of kathak classical dance, Mahua Shankar.
From this original and innovative meeting, motivated by the pleasure of exchange and sharing, was born this color of the emotion and this “khushboo” (perfume) of the soul that the artistic languages have for mission to create and transmit.
The artists then decided to continue the adventure and offer this show on the roads of India and the World.
Around Mahua Shankar (kathak dance), Gulabo Sapera (sapera dance), Murad Ali Khan (sarangi) and Titi Robin (compositions, bouzoug, guitar), are gathered Shuheb Hasan and Zohaib Hasan (songs), Dino Banjara (percussion) and Amaan Ali Khan (tabla). It is a show that is both adventurous and radical in its taking of aesthetic risks and deeply aware of the strength that respect can bring not from the form but from the spirit of the masters of tradition.