Bangalore has so much to offer in terms of the music, art, culture and dance scene. Here at EventsHigh we are always on the look out for events that people might enjoy, events that they will cherish, experiences that will stay with them forever. And the upcoming weekend has so much happening. It seems like the city loves its music and there is something for everyone – Bhoomija – a music fest by kids and for kids, Bangalore Carnival to raise funds for a good cause, Folk rock music at Namma Metro, Bollywood with Benny Dayal and Shalmali Kholgade, A Delhi based DJ Hamza with a folk twist to his beats, A dance marathon for the World Dance Day and a memorable play starring Naseeruddin Shah. Read on for details!
Bhoomija presents Jackfruit 2015, at MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar – A music fest for children, by children – The highlights in the series of performances are Strings Attached, A Jugal Bandi & Taala Vaadya Kutcheri by Children.
Strings Attached will have Jayanthi on the Veena, Kumaresh with his Violin, Giridhar Udupa on the Ghatam, Pramath Kiran on Morsing and Creative Percussions. Virginia Rodrigues will tell the audience stories of how these stars picked up music when they were children. Taala Vaadya Kutcheri Rhythm is the heart beat of music the world over. Directing a scintillating taala-vaadya this summer is the young but veteran rhythm geniuses of Bangalore, Giridhar Udupa and Jayachandra Rao. 11 children playing 13 instruments – that promises to be spectacular!
The music fest is spread over 2 days – 24th and 25th April. Strings Attached – 24th Apr – 7.30pm Jugal Bandi – 25th Apr – 6.30pm to 8.00pm Taala Vaadya Kutcheri – 25th Apr – 8.15pm You can buy separate tickets for each of these 3 sub events.
Bangalore Carnival 2015, at Paradigm Shift, Koramangala – For a good Saturday head to the Bangalore Carnival. There will be: Flea Market Caricature Poetry Masquerade Ball Games and a lot more. There will also be Dance and Music Performances through out the day. This is being done in collaboration with Queer Arts Movement India (QAMI).
Bangalore Carnival 2015 is being organised as a fundraiser to help Mohammed Hamdan in association with Paradigm Shift and Queer Arts Movement India (QAMI). Mohammed Hamdan, 7, is suffering from a terminal disease called Thalassemia Major. All funds from Bangalore Carnival will go for his treatment and his Bone Marrow Transplant. For Performance Registrations please contact Queer Arts Movement India – QAMI. If you want to set up a stall, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Time: 10:30 am to 5.30 pm.
The Folk Foundation, at Rangasthala Auditorium, MG Road – FORUM-THREE, a not-for-profit Preforming Arts Collective brings to the city a two-day festivity of Folk-rock music. Folk Foundation from Kolkata will present folk songs of various flavors and genres – from Sindh, Rajputana and Gujarat to Karnataka, Bengal, Bangladesh and Assam. It will be spread over two days and two cultural venues, Rangoli Art Centre at the MG Road Metro Boulevard as well as Bangalore Haat Santhe at SV Road Metro Station. Suitable for all ages and good family fun! You can buy separate passes for both days.
Rangoli Art Centre (Rangasthala) on April 25, 2015 – Saturday, 6 PM onward. Bangalore Haat (SV Road Metro Stn.) on April 26, 2015 – Sunday, 6 PM onward.
Mirchi Live with Benny Dayal and Shalmali Kholgade, at Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield – Radio Mirchi 98.3FM presents Mirchi Live – A Musical Evening with Benny Dayal and Shalmili Kholgade as they take you to the world of ”Lat Lag Gayee”. The event will also witness the most expected Fashion show which will have models introducing the Summer collections. There are Platinum and Gold categories of passes. On April 25, 2015 – Saturday, 6:30 PM onward.
The Humming Tree presents Hamza with Rajasthan Folkstars, at Humming Tree, Indiranagar – This is a FREE entry event, NO COVER charge. Hamza is a Delhi based music producer. found a unique style of house music combining deep, tribal, and funky sounds with strong world music influences. Hamza has used the label to work with some of the biggest names in world music, including Punjabi icon Jasbir Jassi, Tibetan singer-songwriter Yungchen Lhamo, and David Hykes, the only western vocalist specializing in sacred Mongolian chants. Hamza is also a top notch DJ. So look forward to an evening of fun, music, dance and great food! This one is a must visit with your friends! On April 25, 2015 – Saturday, 9:00 PM onwards.
World Dance Day, at Alliance Française de Bangalore, Vasantnagar – Every year on the International Dance Day, designated by UNESCO as April 29th, in honour of the French Ballet Master Jean George Nouverre, the Alliance Française de Bangalore, with dance icon and mentor Ashish Mohan Khokar, mounts a “danceathon” ( a marathon of dance!) where 108 dancers perform non stop from 10 am to 10 pm. This is India’s largest single-day gathering of and by dancers. Bangalore dancers of all age groups from 8-80 dance and share their art with denizens of Bangalore. A national seminar, rare films, and many solo and group presentations are part of the day, as also, books on dance at half price and dvds on dance for display and sale. On April 26, 2015 – Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM onwards.
Einstein, at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleshwaram – How can we miss talking about this event, even though we are talking mostly about music and dance events! Naseeruddin Shah will be in town for this play. Gabriel Emanuel in his entertaining and thought-provoking play, has achieved in making a line drawing of Einstein that, with great economy of means, suggests the spirit of the man. This was a very great man, an inquiring and lovable figure, plagued nonetheless with doubt, disappointment and failure, in common with the rest of mankind. This one is not be missed. Grab your tickets, if they are still available.
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