Reviews Maati Baani performance gives listeners a rocking time

Nirali Kartik and her Maati Baani band who gave a performance at Natarani on Sunday, November 4, 2018, is visibly on the crest of success they have achieved in taking Indian music abroad in an original style with an appeal to many. She has a strikingly evocative trained voice with the capacity to flow in a wide range, break into controlled enchanting alaaps and taans from time to time and to delectably remain in sync with a strong rhythm on the drums, accompanied by the Guitar (Kartik) and the Saxophone (Madhav), so slickly that it can get even the uninitiated to be on their feet and do a jig. Maati Baani means the language of the soil with its permeating fragrance. The band presents a mix of Indian classical, semi-classical and folk music with poetry and indigenous life philosophy integral to it. It takes Maati Baani songs across the world seeking to explore outcomes when placed within the lifestyle and culture of a different land with collaborating inputs from the music of the land that Nirali and Kartik selected through the internet. The compositions thus created, in which folk musicians of India as well participate, are performed at public places… It was a cherished Jazz experience at Natarani

For the first time in Ahmedabad, NCPA Jazz Collective pianist ‘Paddy’ seemed wary initially at Natarani last Saturday of the city’s taste for Jazz. The way the listeners appreciated the concert must have left them all agreeably surprised and pretty satisfied. Towards the end when they were doing the Cuban Rumba, complex in its varied… Wind Quartet gives a taste of master composers of Western Classical Music

It is common knowledge that unlike the improvisational freedom in Indian classical music, there are precisely constructed compositions in western classical music, which are expressed in traditional notations. Listening to Symphony Orchestra’s Wind Quartet music provided yet another opportunity to realize that even within a composition there is scope for creativity in its interpretation. The…

  • 'We, the people' at Satya, brings the Constitution of India to the people of India - a must visit

    The original copy of the Constitution of India is a handwritten and a hand-drawn document, preserved in the Parliament of India. ‘We, the people’ is a rich display of 42 exquisite pages from the Constitution, brought to life through high-quality digital prints. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to witness the history and tradition of India, illustrated on the pages of Constitution, the way its founding fathers had imagined it to be. The prints of the illustrated Constitution of India at the exhibition ‘We, the people’ – the exhibition brings to life the spirit of the written word of the Constitution of India, through an inspiring display of illustrated pages from the Constitution. Back in 1950s, Nandalal Bose, an eminent modern artist from the Santiniketan in West Bengal, was assigned the task…

  • Parampara Academy welcomes other arts on stage

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“Hurrian Hymn No.6” is the oldest known written music piece, discovered so far. This origin of this piece dates back to 3400 years back in Bronze Age. It was engraved by Syrians on a clay slab. Even the origins of…