World's best flautists to woo Delhiites

World's best flautists to woo Delhiites

Theme of the three-day Raas Rang World Flute Festival is Love Peace Water

World's best flautists  to woo Delhiites

The third edition of Raas Rang World Flute Festival is all set to capture Delhiites with Indian and world-renowned musicians presenting music from a variety of flutes that go largely unnoticed. 

The three-day event, which is being organised by Krishna Prerna Foundation in association with Ministry of Culture, aims to bring rare varieties of flute on one stage. The festival is being patronised by the legendary flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, to promote this vanishing and unique art. He will also be performing during the festival.

Tagram Bheel, a participant from Jaisalmer will play Algoza, a unique double flute. According to folklore, double flute was invented by a devotee to impress Lord Krishna. A monk, and Grammy Nominee Tibetan flautist Nawang Khechog will also enthrall his audience with soulful compositions of flavour from his native place. He plays achingly lovely music that blends New Age synthesiser with flute timbres that evoke nostalgia for Tibet.

“There are endless varieties of flutes available in the world which go unnoticed. Our aim is to bring rarities of flutes under one roof for Delhi audiences,” says Arun Buddhiraja, founder, Krishna Prerna Foundation. Burcu Karadag is a celebrated Ney artist from Istanbul. The poignant strains from her flute are sure to mesmerise many.

Former member of Brazilian jazz group Acuri, Davi Mello, who specialises in acoustic/electric guitars will present his most recent tunes composed under the project Quartzo, alongside the talented musicians Ajurinã Zwarg on drums and percussion, Marcelo Müller on acoustic bass with Aline Gonçalves playing the flute. Inspired by the roots of Brazilian music, this group mixes folk Brazilian styles.

A special ensemble by Dipak Sharma will showcase the great heritage of North Eastern Wind Instruments which promise to be a delight. Pravin Godkhindi, trained in Kirana gharana, has added the tantrakaari style making him a very versatile musician. He will hold workshops for music appreciation during the festival the theme for which is ‘Love Peace Water’. The theme will be depicted through special artworks created by inspired designers and artists from all over the world, celebrating the culture and heritage of different nations

Wind instruments depicting motifs from Srilanka, Bangladesh and other South Asian Countries will share space with Indian motifs to symbolically celebrate world peace through the universal language of art at the festival. The festival begins on August 9 at Lotus Temple. For details, watch this space.

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