Sanjay Divecha and Secret: Bridging Indian and World Music Traditions

Performing Arts
Music
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Thursday, 14th September 2023
From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (IST)
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Dive into the rich traditions of Hindustani and Carnatic music, where the strings of India resonate with the heartbeats of Brazil, Africa, and the Americas. Feel the pulse of cultures merging and harmonizing, creating a symphony that knows no boundaries.

Embark on a unique musical odyssey and get ready to be transported across continents and through centuries as the acoustic melodies weave an enchanting tapestry of sound. Witness a magical evening where every every note tells a story of rhythm and harmony and traditional classical compositions come to life with a twist, breathing new life into old melodies.

The lineup has Sanjay Divecha on Guitar, Chandana Bala on Vocals, Shruti Bhave on Violin & Vocals, Sanket Naik on Percussion, Raman Madhavan on Vocals Vivian D'Souza on Bass, Rahul Wadhwani on Keyboards, and Ketan Choudhary on Percussion.

Join us on a musical pilgrimage that promises to take you around the world while keeping you rooted in the rhythms of the heartland.


 


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Sanjay Divecha and Secret: Bridging Indian and World Music Traditions
Sanjay Divecha and Secret: Bridging Indian and World Music Traditions
Sanjay Divecha and Secret: Bridging Indian and World Music Traditions
Sanjay Divecha and Secret: Bridging Indian and World Music Traditions

Faculty

Sanjay Divecha

Sanjay Divecha

Guitar

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Chandana Bala

Chandana Bala

Vocals

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Shruti Bhave

Shruti Bhave

Violin & Vocals

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Sanket Naik

Sanket Naik

Percussion

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Raman Madhavan

Raman Madhavan

Vocals

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Rahul Wadhwani

Rahul Wadhwani

Keyboards

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Ketan Choudhary

Ketan Choudhary

Percussions

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Vivian D'Souza

Vivian D'Souza

Bass

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Collaborations

Royal Opera House, Mumbai
Royal Opera House, Mumbai

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Press Coverage

Unique Fusion

Unique Fusion

Sunday, August 27, 2023 Sunday Mumbai Mirror
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Bridging the Music

Bridging the Music

Sunday, September 3, 2023 Mumbai Mirror
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Hitting the right Chords

Hitting the right Chords

Sunday, September 10, 2023 Mid-Day
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Classical Roots, Global Echoes

Classical Roots, Global Echoes

Sunday, September 10, 2023 Free Press Journal
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Explore Secret Chords

Explore Secret Chords

Thursday, September 14, 2023 Mid-Day
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Blog

The amalgamation of Indian and Jazz Music

Ali Akbar Khan’s 1955 performance in the United States set the trend of fusion music. The era of the 1960s and 1970s saw the rise of a mix of Indian music with rock and roll. The sitar maestro, Pt. Ravi Shankar also lit the stage with his take on Indian fusion music during this period. He performed with the jazz musician Bud Shank. This trend then became popular in many regions of Europe and North America. The song “Norwegian Wood” played by George Harrison on the sitar in 1965 was another milestone-setting trend of Indian and jazz music fusion. This trend of amalgamation of mainstream music genres like rock, pop, jazz, and blues with Hindustani and Carnatic traditions has widened the scope of artists. It allows them to experiment, produce, and compose a unique style of music.



Know more about Jazz Instruments

Jazz was born in New Orleans, a hub of polycultures that influenced jazz music in various aspects over the years. The sounds of the blues, ragtime, and traditional funeral music from the South influenced the sounds of jazz. Characteristics like improvisational nature, bent notes, syncopation, and the ‘swing’ when musicians accent the beat add to the distinguished style of the fast-paced jazz genre. To explore and understand the spirit of jazz it is essential to know more about the instruments used in jazz. The most commonly used rhythm instruments include bass, drums, piano, and guitar. The melody of a song in jazz is played with a collection of brass and woodwind instruments popular as horn instruments. Trumpet, trombone, and saxophone are the most widely used horn instruments.

 

Latin American Music

The music that comes from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries of Mexico, most regions of Central and South America, and the Caribbean islands, is popular as Latin American Music. The Spanish and Portuguese empires once ruled these countries. Music and dance have become very important elements of Latin American culture, making it an important part of social gatherings. The percussion instruments like bongo drums, congas - tall drums played with hands, claves, shakers, scrapers, cowbells, Ostinato (or riff), and a variety of small drums played using sticks are highlighting factors of Latin American music.

 

Gospel Music

A form of euphoric, rhythmic, spiritual music, African American Gospel music is embedded in the solo and responsive church singing of the African American South and has also influenced American popular culture since its origin in the 18th century to the present day. The term ‘Gospel music’ came to light in 1874, when composer and Baptist evangelist Philip Bliss published Gospel Songs: A Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes. The golden age of gospel music was seen during the decade surrounding World War II. Traditional gospel, urban contemporary gospel, Country gospel, and British gospel are different types of gospel music. Some of the well know singers of this style include Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Kirk Franklin, and the Reverend Al Green.



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