Different genres of music will come together for Cause Events & Sky Kommercials’ seven-day festival titled “Saptha Rasa,’ from December 2 to 8, 6.30 p.m., at Rani Seethai Hall. The festival will raise funds for Need Trust, an NGO which supports disability empowerment. The schedule is as follows:
DEC 2: Contemporary Music – Sathyabodhi, featuring musicians Paul Jacob, Satyanarayanan, Donan Murray, Venkat, Ila and Swaminathan, will break barriers between Folk, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Country, creating a genre of its own.
DEC 3: Folk and Fusion – A Ruhaniyat show featuring Red Earth Cycle, a team of Baul musicians from Bengal, will explore spiritual folk fusion.
DEC 4: A Journey through World Music – Crossroads, featuring Embar Kannan, Sathyanarayanan, Sumesh, Krishna Kishore and Mani, will be a combination of Hungarian music, African melody and Spanish and Middle Eastern sounds.
DEC 5: Sufi & The Soul - The soulful strains of Rajasthani Sufi will come alive from the vocals of Mir Mukhtiyar Ali.
DEC 6: Ras Barse - A Hindustani fusion features shehnai ustad Pandit Ballesh and vocalist Krishna Ballesh.
DEC 7: Mannin Manam -- A combination of vocal fusion of Tamil folk and classical ragas will be presented by playback singers Charulata Mani and Velmurugan.
DEC 8: The Universal Flavour of Rasa will see Dr. Ambika Kameswar and her teamshowcase contemporary classical music.
A word about Need Trust. It works towards equal opportunities for the Disabled, offers and supports palliative care for terminally ill patients.
The Saptha Rasa festival is supported by SBI, Pothys and Aachi Masala.
For tickets and corporate bookings, call 89398 29903 or 98400 47101.