Music to the ears
Tonight, get your fix of that awesome band performance at your fave hangout. BFlat in association with The Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (Chennai) is hosting Ed DeGenaro Elektrik Circus featuring Ujjayinee Roy. Catch the band comprising Ed DeGenaro (guitar), Ujjayinee Roy DeGenaro (vocals), Neil Smith (drums), Wayne Fernandez (bass) and Anthony Karuna (keyboards) perform numbers from Ed’s previous albums and also his latest album The Elektrik Circus.
Where BFlat, 100ft Road, HAL, Indiranagar
When 8.30pm onwards, tonight
It’s time to grab your favourite piece of ethnic handloom and go organic this Gandhi Jayanti. Mother Earth in association with Ethicus, an organic fashion brand, brings Athangudi, a collection of the finest hand-crafted organic cotton saris, stoles and dupattas inspired from the rich Chettinad heritage. This beautiful and contemporary collection is made by skilled weavers on traditional handlooms in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. The use of contrasting and vibrant colours, floral and geometric motifs makes the Athangudi a sought after and perfect pick for daily wear as well as for special occasions.
Where Mother Earth Store, Domlur (Intermediate Ring Road)
When 11am onwards, on till October 6
The essence of it all
This is where expressions and rhythms come together. Essence of Life — A Revolution in Dance & Music is back for its second edition in the city. Essence of Life explores deeper existential issues of life and the dance forms are the representation of the individual’s conflicts, complex human sufferings and problems. The show uses the significant aspects of Jiddu Krishnamurti through dance and music along with performances by renowned Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattam, Kathak, Odissi and Kuchipudi dancers. Singers Padmashree Hariharan and Sanjeev Abhyankar have lent their voice to these compositions. So what you have got here is prominent artistes from across the world coming together to give you a magical experience.
Where Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Malleswaram
When 6pm onwards, on September 28
A musical quest
Kids today are indeed very talented and this production just proves the same. Inventure Academy is all set to unveil their annual production, The Kick, The Quest, The Question. This is a musical-drama exploring an exhilarating and vibrant journey of a young girl. The production showcases 400 (middle-school and senior school) students who have come together for two months to present this show. Actors, dancers, singers, musicians, even the ideas for the script have come from the students. The art, backdrops, props, costume design, graphic design — every aspect of the play has been taken care of by the students. The script has been written by Ram Ganesh Kamatham and directed by Arati Punwani Sunawala and Tarantismo. All proceeds from this production will go towards the Community Outreach Program at Inventure Academy.
Where MLR Convention, Whitefield
When September 27: 10am to 12pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm
September 28: 12pm to 2pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm
You got me dancing
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to get grooving. Submerge is bringing down Mat Zo, the DJ who stole the show at TATW450 last year. As a prodigious teenager, Mat took both the drum and bass and trance scenes by storm. Now armed with a discography of hits, he has gone on to remix Kylie. Occasionally topping the Beatport charts in both genres at the same time, Mat is all set to give Bangaloreans a party that is going to make your weekend oh-so-groovy.
Where Royal Orchid, Old Airport Road
When 5pm onward, on September 28
Colours rare make us unhappy. Keeping this in mind, Tangerine displays collections by various artists as part of Art By Tangerine editions every month. This month go for Transcendental Dreams, a collection by Mumbai-based artist Avantika Mathur. A collection of surreal works related to the spiritual realm, Avantika uses elements of bold strokes and bright colours.
Where Tangerine, 100 Feet Road, Koramangala
When 11am onwards, on till October 5
The Saturday bang
Saturday couldn’t have been cooler. This weekend gang up and drive down to Windmills Craftworks as they are hosting Big Bang Saturday Nights with the Suresh Peters Band. Suresh Peters is a National award winner and a well-known name in the music circle. He has won acclaim as a music director, composer and singer. And tonight, he will be presenting a rocking mix of original and popular music.
Where Windmills Craftworks, EPIP Zone, Whitefield
When 8.30pm onwards, on September 28
Get ready to get lost in the mystical melodies of sufi music. Atta Galatta is hosting Mystic Sufi Evening with Smita Bellur. Widely understood as the bhakti path within Islam, sufi poetry is stark in that it is devoid of religious traditions and ritualistic procedures. This is going to be an evening of rich poetry, authentic sufi, soul and traditional music by Smita Bellur who has trained in Khayal music. She has travelled across the country and performed at more than 300 festivals, released three albums, won three awards for her contribution to music and runs an NGO called Naadaanubhva for propagating Indian classical and sufi/spiritual music.
Where Atta Galatta, 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala
When 6.30pm onwards, on September 28
She is a superstar
It’s all filmi — that’s is what you may end up saying after watching this play. Perch presents Ms Meena by Rashmi Ruth Devadasan, a play inspired by The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt. The story revolves around Ms. Meena, formerly Asha, who returns to her native village Pichampuram after two decades to make her final film. In the intervening years, Pichampuram has descended into a state of dire poverty. With news of Ms Meena’s arrival, she is hailed as their saviour. She makes the villagers prosperous beyond their wildest dreams. In return, she demands a terrible price. What is that? Watch it, to know it.
Where Jagriti, Varthur
When 8pm onwards, this evening and on September 28 and 3pm and 6.30pm onwards, on September 29
This is going to be an evening of beauty, divinity and bliss as dancers pay homage to the three pioneering gurus of Odissi dance and showcase their styles. There will also be a screening of a rare film on the history and journey of Odissi dance. This is the 25th edition of Dance DISCourse, a series presented by art historian and scholar Ashish Mohan Khokar. Look forward to Sharmila Mukherjee, Gayatri Ranbir and Meghna Das perform dance pieces composed by Kelucharan Mohapatra, Debaprasad Das and Mayadhar Raut.
It is going to be a rare chance for the audiences to witness these styles together. The evening will also feature Bengaluru-based Odissi dancer, Madhulita Mohapatra and her students from Nrityantar. The evening will begin with the screening of the film from The Mohan Khokar Dance Archives, which is on Orissan temples and sculptures, capturing the history, evolution and the journey of the beautiful dance, and the programme will conclude with an interactive academic question-answer session with audiences. The evening is dedicated to renowned classical singer and music director Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi, who passed away recently.
Where Alliance Française, Vasanthnagar
When 6.30pm onwards, on September 28
Take home tussar
Long time since you went sari shopping? Here’s your chance to add a few elegant tussar saris to your collection. Basava presents a range of tussars by Prapun. This is a limited edition collection that comes in vibrant colours and textures. So, get your hands on them and jazz up your wardrobe.
Where Basava Ambara, Near Gunasheela Nursing Home, Basavangudi
When 10.30am onwards, on till September 30
Some more electronic
Bass Camp Festival, one of India’s first bass heavy electronic music festivals, comes back with two massive headlining acts this weekend. Catch Mr Bill, one of the brightest stars of Australian glitch hop and a prolific producer along with Snareophobe, one of the UK’s foremost jungle music producers and Sulk Station bring the night alive. Bass Camp Festival is organised by Krunk, a company that has pioneered the drum and bass movement in India for the last five years.
Where The Humming Tree, 12th Main, Indiranagar
When 9pm onwards, on September 29
And it is back with a bang. Anticipation coupled with excitement — the second edition of the Bangalore Literature Festival 2013 is happening over the next three days.
Encompassing a host of fascinating activities like book readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive sessions, the festival promises to provide an opportunity to meet over 80 renowned authors and celebrities, including William Dalrymple, Ramachandra Guha, Ian Jack, Gulzar, Prasoon Joshi, Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Mehra, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Nirmala Sitharman, Madhu Kishwar, Sachin Pilot, Sitaram Yechury, Ashok Ferry, UR Ananthamurthy and Shashi Deshpande among others. The three-day festival will see interactive evenings and entertainment where you can witness a couple of power-packed performances of carnatic classical and contemporary music, slam and performance poetry shows, theatre readings.
Where Crowne Plaza, Electronic City
When 10am onwards, on till September 29
Log on to www.bangaloreliteraturefestival.org
The festival that celebrates the best of music, dance and culture is back. Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2013 — 6th edition brings an array of awesome performances this weekend. This second week of the festival begins with a contemporary dance performance, Tear Drops on Dust by UK-based Impulse at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan today.
This is a fusion of Kathak and Flamenco by Ronnie and Mithul and artistes from UK. This will be followed by Sambhalpuri dance from Odissa, co-ordinated by Madhulita Mohapatra. Also today, you can go for a violin duet by Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Manjunath at Crown Plaza.
On Saturday, Malleswaram Youth Festival in association with CN Ashwath Narayan Foundation will present a spectacular classical and contemporary dance feature by Drishti Dance Ensemble and a film based music based extravaganza by Yuvagini – by The Praveen D Rao ensemble at Malleswaram Grounds. And if you are a MJ fan, then drive down to Opus for A Tribute to the Kind of Pop – Michael Jackson. Catch Gaurav Vaz (bass), Jason Zachariah (keys), Bryden Lewis (guitar), Wilfred Demaz (drums), Mark Lazaro (vocals) and Alexis D”souza and Deepa Jacob (vocals) pay tribute to the King of Pop.
When & Where Today: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 6pm onwards and at Hotel Crowne Plaza, 6.30pm onwards
September 28: Malleswaram Grounds, 6.30pm onwards and at Opus, Palace Road, 9pm onwards
On the vinyls
In a country where house music was virtually non-existent, she insisted on playing her sound and helped establish this style of music in a nascent scene. And now, DJ Pearl is all set to take you back in time and celebrate the era of vinyl as part of CounterCulture’s Vinyl Night. She will be accompanied by DJ Tuhin Mehta and the duo will both add their bits to make it an unforgettable party experience.
Where CounterCulture, Whitefield
When 7pm onwards, on September 28
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