Paddy Fields 2018 to feature Amit Trivedi, Deepa Nair Rasiya and more.
The Manganiyar Classroom - RajasthaniDirected by Roysten Abel, The Manganiyar Classroom features kids between the ages of 8 and 12 years, each a repository of song, dance and rhythm. This set has never been performed in Mumbai, so come and get blown away by these multi talented kids in a high energy jugalbandi with their class teacher!
Rahul Sharma and Gulzar Ganie – Kashmiri Folk
Pandit Shuvkumar Sharma was responsible for making the santoor a popular lead instrument in classical music and his son, Rahul has now taken it into the mainstream with his several fusion projects. For Paddy Fields, he combines with noted Kashmiri folk singer Gulzar Ganie to introduce a side to music from the valley hitherto never performed on a commercial stage in Mumbai.
Shujaat Khan and Malini Awasthi – Awadhi Folk
Grammy nominated sitar maestro and vocalist Shujaat Khan and much loved folk singer Malini Awasthi come together for the first time, with a specially put together band for Paddy Fields, presenting the beautiful music and poetry from the region of Awadh. A set that perfectly illustrates the theme of this year's Paddy Fields.
Amit Trivedi –Amit Trivedi Live
Bollywood's hottest music director has a surprise in store as he explores folk music from around the country, shows how he weaves it into film songs and jams with folk musicians in an incredibly high voltage set. Be prepared for an amalgam of folk from across the country fusion and Bollywood!
For the second day 7th October:
Deepa Nair Rasiya – Sufi Folk
For her first ever performance in India, award winning Sufi vocalist, London based Deepa Nair Rasiya presents the wisdom of mystic poetry down the ages in her own unique style. In different genres of music, from light classical to simple folk tunes, making her performance a jugalbandi in itself!
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Anwar Khan – Rajasthani Folk
Grammy winning classical guitar player Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has created a project called Desert Slide with Rajasthani folk singer Anwar Khan. Their performances wowed the organizers at Womex a couple of years ago and since then they have mesmerized audiences across Europe. Strangely, they have never performed at a commercial event in India! Another first coming to you from Paddy Fields.
Shantanu Moitra – Songs From the Himalayas
He may be better known for his music in Bollywood films, but Shanatanu Moitra is an intrepid trekker and spends a lot of time in the mountains. So it's natural that he woiuld pick up sounds and songs from the hill regions and create some amazing songs that represent the mountains of India. It's a unique set, performed by the extremely talented vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty, Tibetan monk Ani Choying, classical sitar player Purbayan Chatterjee and flautist Ashwin Srinivasan. If you haven’t caught it yet, this is your chance.
Merlin and Viva La Goa – Goan Folk
Another coming together of musicians to create something special for Paddy Fields! Sunday night ends on a vibrant, colourful note as some of Mumbai's finest musicians bring out the musical spirit of Goa. Audiences will hear some evergreen Konkani and Portuguese classics along with contemporary and original Goan songs. Performed by a band led by keyboard wiz Merlin D'Souza, sax prodigy Rhys Sebastian, powerhouse vocalist Suzanne D'Mello, award winning actress and singer Palomi Ghosh and many more. Oh, Tobby and his dancers are joining in too. Miss this at your peril!