Nairobi would celebrate World Music Day through the music of Indian composers Satyajit Ray, R.D.Burman, A.R.Rahman, and others
On the 10th of June Ananya Pal, a noted cultural activist who lives in Nairobi though has a Kolkata connection, will be arranging a cultural program Music & Beyond at the prestigious Jalaram Auditorium in Nairobi to mark the occasion of World Music Day which is on 21 June. Ananya is very much passionate about Indian art, culture, and history and writes books. She is the person behind the detective character like Pushpaketu. But she loves music. This program is just an outcome of her passion for world music.
The Program will be presented under her banner Ananya Pal Production. Like her earlier productions, this program will also present unique musical and dance items, where a Hindi Vajan would be sung with an African music arrangement, and Shiv Tandav Stotra will be danced by Indian and African dancers representing their own style. There will be a fusion of Kathak and Bharatnatyam in a Bollywood song. A dance drama with live flute and Veena will be one of the highlights of the evening depicting the Love Saga of Radha and Krishna.
The main attraction would be a medley of compositions of Satyajit Ray, Salil Chaudhury, R.D. Barman, and A. R. Rahman and the Jamaica Farewell song of Harry Belafonte would be a tribute to the world-class musicians. Music composer like Satyajit Ray who used to compose music for his own directorial films has so many memorable songs in his films. The same way music composers like Salil Chowdhury, R.D. Burman even A.R.Rahman would be celebrated for their timeless gems. Ananya Pal says, ” It’s an apt time to showcase the power of music having a huge variety of musical genres. Rehearsals are happening in full swing. Though we live very far from India composers from the country are global and part of world music. We have lost legendary Harry Belafonte recently. We would pay a special tribute to him too. It’s a musical where Satyajit Ray’s composition would meet the same of Belafonte, R.D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, A.R. Rahman, and so on. It’s to showcase how Indian music has a global appeal.”