~ Indian Ocean, Swarathma and Niladri Kumar make audience sway to their tunes at Palava Tarang
~ Haroon Rob regales kids with an innovative craft workshop and Dastangoi and Tik Tak Tales take them to a magical land of stories and tales
Mumbai, December 20, 2016: Continuing the legacy of two years, this year Palava Tarang hosted a weekend that showcased an art and cultural extravaganza. Held at Palava’s scenic riverside amphitheatre the audience witnessed some spectacular performances by Indian Ocean- pioneers of fusion rock, new tunes by Swarathma- the folk rock band and melodious pieces by Sitar maestro Niladri Kumar. It was not just a musical night but also a mystical evening with the nostalgic acts by Dastangoi and Story Circus.
Palava is the first city in India which has undertaken a task of developing city’s cultural assets and not just physical infrastructure. Day 1 of Palava Tarang gave children an evening of fun activities involving puppet making, painting and more with their favorite artist Rob from MAD; brought to life exciting theatre acts such as Dastan Alice Ki, the legend of Alice in Wonderland by Dastangoi- a dastan and Tik Tak Tales- a fun Hinglish play by Story Circus. Day 2 regaled with live musical performances by stellar musicians for an audience of over 1500. In addition to belting out popular tracks like Kandisa and Bandeh, Indian Ocean recited the composition of the winner of the lyricist contest. Audience grooved to the riot of the drums, and jugalbandi of the tabla, paired with symphony of the sitar by stalwart Niladri Kumar, wishing for the melodies to play through the night.
Commenting on the success of the event, Shaishav Dharia, Regional CEO, Palava said, “We at Palava regard arts and culture as important influencers of one’s personality, and hence strive to make them accessible to everyone. The on-going Palava arts and culture initiative engages with diverse artists, art institutions and cultural organizers, to being various art form to the Palava community. While last year’s Tarang was dedicated to classical music, this year it highlighted the best in art and explored the fusion genre. We work together to create meaningful partnerships, unique programs and leadership that encourages the community to pursue art. A great example is Palava s very own band Kramashah who performed on the same platform as The Indian Ocean, Swarathma and Niladri Kumar over the weekend.”
Palava Tarang is a big leap in keeping with the city’svision of becoming a cultural beacon and promoting various arts initiatives in the region. It offers unique and diverse opportunities for citizens to experience a multitude of trends in music, theatre, art and more. With live performances, flea markets and photo booths, Palava Tarang 2016 is a reflection of the evolution of recreation in the city, which already has its own cycling, running, language and cultural community clubs.
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