Music for the soul
With a splendid line-up of performers, the show featured the Punjabi Sufi sensation Wadali brothers, a brass band Jaipur Kawa, Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma and Ankita Joshi. The Jaipur Kawa is known for its spectacular display of North Indian gypsy heritage through its sevenauthentic Indian brass musicians. Giving a thumping start to the evening, Jaipur Kawa mesmerised the Delhi audience with its Rajasthani folk and classical music using western instruments. Carrying forward that electric vibe, Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma and Ankita Joshi presenteda mix of spiritual andRajasthani folk songs such as Padhaaro maare des. In the month of love, Delhiites couldn’t ask for more, as the Wadali brothers sang their beautiful composition, Tu mane ya na mane dildaara transporting the audience in a stateof trance.
Durga Jasraj, founder and director, Art and Artistes, said, “We are proud of the fact that we started this project which offers a platform to so many distinguished maestros from different parts of the country to showcase their musical talent. It is rewarding to experience the overwhelming response from the audience from all over the world. Needless to say, the contribution of all musicians and their enthusiasm to participate in making this project larger, makes us feel more responsible.”
Culminating its 14-city concert tour in February 2014, Idea Jalsa is a unique project which brings together legends, maestros, and rising stars of Indian music to present a rich and diverse showcase of Indian culture through live musical performances. Treating Delhizens to a fantastic music soiree, the showended on a high note.