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November Fest 2013 at Chennai – in pictures

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The evening provided many moments of divinity and was an attempt to explore and extrapolate an array of intersections that are different in style but whose essence is similar.
Coco's Lunch - Lisa Young, Jacqueline Gawler, Gabrielle MacGregor, Nicola Eveleigh and Emma Gilmartin - in Chennai, performed contemporary a Capella Jazz from their album Blueprint.
The group which has been billed as Australia’s “national treasure” draws its influences from jazz and blues, African-inspired rhythms, pop and Western classical harmonies and even Carnatic percussion.
The Monsorate Brothers brought the house down in Chennai with their heartfelt rendering of Kishore Kumar songs, yodeling and instrumental versions of the same. The brothers started their career in 1972 working with Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji and R.D. Burman. They have also worked with Kishore Kumar, Bappi Lahiri and many present-day music directors.
At one point, the trumpet player entered the stage from among the audience much to the delight of everyone. As a favour to the crowd who were asking for an extra song, the band obliged with a peppy 'Roop Tera Mastana'.

The Chennai edition of the fest opened with a concert by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Birju Maharaj and Kaushiki Chakrabarty. With Noisy Mama gracing the launch and bands like Indian Ocean and Coco’s Lunch in the lineup, the six day fest closes with the Monsorate Brothers. It takes place from November 15-20. Photos: S.R. Raghunathan

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