Melange 2010: Kolkata Enjoys Fusion Music

Kolkata, Oct 30, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS): The chords of fusion music enchanted the City of Joy on Wednesday evening as six music maestros performed at a time on stage in the ‘100 Pipers Melange’ concert.

Renowned International musicians like Nishat Khan on sitar, percussionist Trilok Gurtu, guitarist Larry Coryell, Lili Haydn on violin, Frank Martin on keyboards and base guitarist Itai Disraeli, set the stage on fire with their lively fusion performance.

Wednesday’s concert was a part of the Seagram’s 100 Pipers Pure Music ‘Melange 2010’ series.

“You are going to hear great music, interesting instrumentation and different genre of music,” said sitarist Nishat Khan, before he regaled the audience by his charismatic performance.

“It feels wonderful to play fusion music, I have been doing it for long, fusion of musicians belongig to different genres is a great concept,” he added.

Each performers rendered a solo performance along with the fusion.

The entire auditorium exploded into claps after guitar legend Larry Coryell produced a solo masterpiece.

“I dedicate this composition to my family, back in America,” he said.

Besides, Trilok Gurtu entertained the audience by his powerful performance with multiple instruments.

From tabla to drums he played all of them with immense skill.

Fusion Music in Kolkata
All the six maestros produced a sound with their instruments that was unique and at the same time new and set a new benchmark to define the horizons of musical collaboration between East and West.

“It promises to be a fantastic confluence of music with world renowned musicians experimenting and offering an experience that is truly defining.It raises to our advocate who understands fine taste,” Bikram Basu, Vice President, Marketing, Pernod Ricard India, said.

Kolkata was the third destination where the concert series was performed on Wednesday evening, after Bangalore and Hyderabad.

After Kolkata, the musicians will visit to Mumbai and New Delhi  where the curtains will be drawn.

“Fantastic audience response in all the cities, every one was taken aback,” said Nishat Khan when asked about the audience response in Bangalore and Hyderabad.

(Reporting by Supriyo Hazra/ Photos by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

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