The Manasi Prasad Ensemble debuts with a classical fusion live performance at Bangalore Worldwide Centre

Manasi Prasad, a vocalist and the director of the Indian Music Expertise museum in Bengaluru, is launching her band, The Manasi Prasad Ensemble, with a classical fusion live performance on the Bangalore Worldwide Centre on July 1.

Manasi will probably be performing with Karthik Mani (drummer), Sharan Rao (keys), Shivling Rajapur (flautist), and Muthu (percussionist). Although she has labored with them individually on a number of events, that is the primary time they’ll carry out as a band.

“Whereas we’re all strongly grounded in classical music, we’re additionally influenced by and labored throughout different genres. The concept was to convey collectively the essence of conventional music with modern parts, like jazz to present the listeners an satisfying expertise,” says Manasi.

Friday’s live performance will characteristic eight compositions. “There will probably be quite a lot of improvisations – we are going to use  konnakol (vocal percussion), we can have rhythm interludes between tabla and the drums in a type of query and reply format. There will probably be stretches of music created on the spot.”

Although open to all, Manasi says the live performance is particularly for many who are inclined to love Indian classical music however are intimidated by it. “We wished to create music that has the essence of the Indian classical style but in addition appeals to folks throughout age teams and cuts throughout genres.”

Between compositions, Manasi will probably be speaking to the viewers, explaining the compositions. “Although music is a language by itself, I imagine folks love once they perceive a bit bit extra in regards to the essence of every piece. Via this live performance, they could realise all types of music are in the end interconnected – it’s one thing I strongly imagine in.”

The Manasi Prasad Ensemble should not assembling for a one-off gig. They’ve just a few reveals lined up. Manasi hopes that is just the start of a protracted journey collectively. 

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