Five things to do over the weekend of November 23-25

Join us this weekend for the rest of the Kalaa Utsavam 2018 performances. 

Check out our handy video guide to the performances and workshops available. Details of free programmes are available below. 

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

1. The F16s

 
Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

The F16s are an alternative band from the port city of Chennai, India. Their music echoes the melancholia that grapples with the mundanity of everyday life in a town that serves very little outside of itself. 

Beat-driven yet innately melodic, the band already has a couple of prior releases: a six-track EP released in 2013 called Kaleidoscope, and a two-track single recorded in Brooklyn, New York called Nobody's Gonna Wait.

When: November 23-24
Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Entry: Free

2. GaanaJamz – Tamil Folk Fusion Special

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

In GaanaJamz, SHISHA & Friends present songs in Tamil folk fusion. The evening features originals written by the duo and some popular gaana songs from Tamil cinema.

The line-up this time is a dynamic collaboration of traditional Tamil folk musicians, who add a rustic touch. The use of tappu, urumi and tavil rhythms will support the band.

When: November 23
Where: Esplanade Concourse
​Entry: Free

3. LOVE MYSTIC – A Sufi Musical Journey

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Love Mystic is a performance that explores Sufi and Indian mystic perspectives.

Anuraag, Shirish and Karan present an immersive experience that takes you on a journey, from being nothing and seeing the Beloved as everything; to recognising union, oneness and a spiritual transcendence; and to realising that one’s self is everything. 

When: November 23-25
Where: Esplanade Forecourt Garden
​Entry: Free

4. Gods, Guardians and Avengers

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

The Indian artisan since time immemorial has always looked to nature for inspiration, especially animals. Besides functioning as decorative motifs, animals in Indian art and craft also represent gods, guardians and avengers, inhabiting an enchanted world.

In this talk, Shivani K Kulpati and Soumya Ayer discuss how Indian artists “tamed” animals through their visual representations. They will touch on myths, history and culture to bring to life beliefs that are still very much a living tradition.

When: November 24
Where: Open Stage, library@esplanade
Entry: Free

5. RAAGA RHAPSODY 

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Fusion Beats Mentorship Ensemble consists of 7 individuals who auditioned for Fusion Beats Mentorship Programme 2018.

Mentored by Md Raffee, Md Noor and Md Bashir, they have come together to form an ensemble and will perform together for the first time at Esplanade Concourse for Kalaa Utsavam.

When: November 24
Where: Esplanade Concourse
​Entry: Free

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