BHOPAL : Observing the World Heritage Week, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghralaya organised an Indian and Foreign instrumental fusion music programme ‘Swar-Maitry’ on Wednesday where renowned Sitar player from India, Smita Nagdev collaborated with Musicians from France and Belgium.
Nagdev has been experimenting to find new directions in Music with the musicians of other traditions such as European, American, African Etc from time to time. This time she collaborated with musicians from France and Belgium to explore new dimensions of both these musics through our unique style of musical presentations. She was accompanied in the performance by Florian, the flautist from France, Jean-Phillipe a Belgian percussionist, and Cyrille, a Belgian Double Bassist, (total 4 musicians on stage) presented the original flavour of both, Indian classical and Western music as a fusion.
The presentation commenced with solo sitar performance of Raaga Yaman by Smita Nagdev followed by western classical by the foreign musicians. In the next Smita and the musicians together presented ‘Golden sun’, blend of Indian classical music and the western, followed by ‘Amirigo’.
The last performance of the eve was Gandhiji’s famous Bhajan ‘Raghupati raghav rajaram’ and the fusion was entitled as ‘together for peace’ a message to the listeners asking to work towards world peace.