Under the Banyan Tree: Two Cultures – One Music

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Friday, 27.11.2020 – Friday, 27.11.2020

Location: Virtual

The Swiss representations in India in collaboration with Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. present a unique musical collaboration bringing two traditions of music in a concert “Under the Banyan Tree: Two Cultures – One Music”.

In these unprecedented times what better than the language of music to bring people of two nations and two cultures together in a human bond of music, compassion and understanding.

Featuring Kristina Fuchs and Friends (Switzerland) and Sharat Chandra Srivastava and Friends (India)

When: 7.30 pm


About the artists:

Kristina Fuchs: The singer with her kaleidoscopic voice juggles in the jungle of styles with mastery. At times, she sounds light and silvery, at times dark and velvety, at times crazy and joyful, but always musical and seducing. Determined and virtuoso, she might accompany herself with a loop-station (electronic tool that permits to sing multi-voiced) and a hang (a Bernese kind of steel-drum). She’s always looking for new challenges. The jazz-educated singer has lived in the Netherlands for more than twenty years. She has projects in various countries, mainly the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium.

Sharat Chandra Srivastava: Apart from performing and doing studio work Sharat has conducted masterclasses at the University of Edinburgh, Royal Scotland Academy of Music and Drama, University of Stratclythe, Glasgow, Scotland. He has also been teaching the Violin at the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi for over 10 years and has been regularly scoring music for documentaries for the past 20 years. Watch the violin virtuoso Sharat Chandra Srivastava, as he presents Indian ragas in collaboration with musicians.

About the program:

Under the Banyan Tree – Music program

To promote cultural dialogue and artistic exchanges in the field of art and culture, Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd. had launched a series of music concerts, bringing forth collaboration between Indian artists and international artists. These concerts were taking place in physical space near Mehrauli on the full moon days. While the concerts were stalled due to the pandemic, the concerts are commencing on a virtual platform.

As a continuation of concert series the Digital Baithak aims at showcasing talent from across the world along with regional flavours of music from India. Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd being the main organiser of the concerts, coordinates the show, the artists as well as the technical aspects of the same.

The event has been presented in the framework of the Swiss It! initiative.