The coolest percussionist of India, Sivamani, is returning to Ahmedabad to perform

Legend of percussion, Sivamani, is performing live in Ahmedabad on July 28. The stage will be shared by musicians Sangeet Haldipur and Ravi Chary.

Famous for spinning musical magic with percussions while sporting funky bandanas, Anandan Sivamani is coming to the Heritage City of Ahmedabad on July 28. The high spirited percussionist  plays over a hundred instruments and the show in Ahmedabad promises to transport audiences to India, Japan, Latin America and Africa by synthesising aboriginal percussion styles from various geographies.

Closely associated with the popular Indian Premier League cricket team Chennai Super Kings till 2016, Sivamani is famous for having contributed music to Indian films for over 30 years. He has worked closely with maestros from the film industry, including T Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, T. V. Gopalakrishnan, Valayapatti Subramaniam and L. Shankar. He has toured multiple times with Grammy award winning musician A. R. Rahman. His pumped-up concerts have boggled audiences world-over, and he has shared the stage with legendary percussionists like Elvin Jones, tabla player Zakir Hussain and his inspiration, jazz drummer Billy Cobham.

Legends of Now is a series of intimate concerts, aimed at bringing the world music legends to perform in Ahmedabad. The Sivamani Trio will kick off the series to be held at the Gujarat University Convention Centre. The concert promises to be a multi-genre experience ranging from soulful Indian classical to peppy Jazz and World Percussions. The trio on stage will include the legend Sivamani himself, alongside prodigy sitarist Pt. Ravi Chary, who is dexterous with the Laya and Layakari type of classical music, and keyboardist Sangeet Haldipur, who was once the top vocalist in the band Aasma. Pt. Chary has previously shared the stage with Indian classical music veterans like Kishori Amonkar and Ustad Sultan Khan; while Haldipur has composed songs for films like Murder 2, Blood Money and Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke. The trio is ready to set the stage on fire with their trippy music, and early bird tickets are already out for purchase. Tickets are available here.

The musical happening is brainchild of Indent – an initiative of ecommerce company Infibeam. The organisers feel that there is dearth of high quality curated LIVE events in the city and so they aspire to serve this unfulfilled market need. All in all a lot to cheer about for music fans of Ahmedabad.

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