Father and daughter to create magic

Premaanjali Foundation on Wednesday announced the seventh Premaanjali Festival “Farewell to Bangalore,” Presented by Puravankara Projects. Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar and his daught

Published: 26th January 2012 04:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:22 PM   |  A+A-


Premaanjali Foundation on Wednesday announced the seventh Premaanjali Festival “Farewell to Bangalore,” Presented by Puravankara Projects.

Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka Shankar are set to perform at Palace Grounds on February 7th, 2012.

At the age of 92, Ravi Shankar is making the journey to Bangalore and this would almost certainly be his last performance in  Bangalore, according to the organisers.  Pandit Ravi Shankar is the recipient of innumerable awards including three Grammy Awards, the Magsaysay Award and Bharat Ratna. He brings with him his daughter, Anoushka Shankar, who thrills audiences across the world with her kaleidoscopic mix of sounds from India and beyond. Her music is deeply rooted in the Indian classical tradition but also explores the exciting relationship between genres including electronica, jazz, flamenco and western classical music.

As Pandit Ravi Shankar often says: “A raga is the projection of the artist’s inner spirit, a manifestation of his most profound sentiments. The musician must breathe life into each raga as he unfolds and

 expands it.”

Sharing his views, A Balakrishna Hegde, chairman, Premaanjali Foundation said: “Premaanjali Festival is slated to surpass all the past festivals. It is history in the making. It is an evening with the legendary Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar who took Indian classical music to the world stage.”

Speaking about their association for this musical experience, Jackbastian K Nazareth, ceo, Puravankara Projects, said: “Premaanjali festival was envisioned with a two-fold objective. First to augment funds for the trust which focuses around the homeless, destitute, deprived and visually-challenged children; Second, to bring some of the cultural masterpieces to our city, Bengaluru. This is our way of contributing towards the betterment of these underprivileged and destitute children.”

The tickets for the event are available at key central points including Calypso in Jayanagar, Super Market on Brigade Road, Raymonds Showroom on 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar and at Sapna Book House, Sadashivnagar.

Tickets are priced at `5,000, `2,000, `1,000, `500 and `250.

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