Sound Rise

Performing Arts
Friday, 26th January 2024
From 9:30am to 11:30am (IST)


A jubilant celebration as we hoist the flag on Republic Day and embrace the spirit of patriotism amidst a vibrant picnic setting filled with music, games, and delectable treats with featuring artists like Pratik Shrivastava (Sarod), Sayar Mitra (Bass), Sambit Chatterjee (Drums), Isheeta Chakrvarty (Vocals), Niranjan Joshi (Keyboards).

Gather with friends and family to honor this special day in a lively atmosphere where the colors of the flag soar high, accompanied by melodies that uplift the heart.


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Royal Opera House, Mumbai
Royal Opera House, Mumbai


Hindustani Classical Music

Hindustani Classical Music, a product of Indo-Islamic culture, has deep roots in the northern regions of India. The influence of Muslim rulers, particularly during the Mughal era, played a significant role in shaping and evolving this musical tradition. The origins of Hindustani Classical Music can be traced back to the Vedic period when there was a distinction between two forms of music: 'Gandharva,' which was ritualistic, and 'Gana,' which was incidental music. However, it was during the Mughal reign that Hindustani Classical Music truly flourished.

Drone, melody, and rhythm form the three layers of Hindustani music. The drone, a sustained pitch or interval throughout a performance, provides the basis for melody without harmonic movement. Melody in Indian classical music is intricately tied to the concept of raga. Raga represents a complex modal system encompassing various elements such as a basic scale, its treatment, melodic patterns, aesthetics, and extra-musical considerations.


Common Hindustani Classical Music Instruments

Sitar stands as one of the primary and most popular Hindustani music instruments. Originating in the 1800s, it has gained prominence in the Northern regions of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Sitar’s resonator is crafted from a special type of gourd known as the Tumba gourd. It features a long neck and tuning pegs on both sides.

Another cherished Hindustani instrument is the Sarod, which arrived in the Indian subcontinent during the 16th century and underwent a redesign in the 19th century. Sarod typically possesses four to six melodic wires, accompanied by two to four others paired in double courses tuned at the octave. Resembling the Sitar in shape, the Sarod is crafted from wood, devoid of frets, and employs a triangle-shaped plectrum to pluck the wires.

Bansuri, known by various names such as Baashi, Murali, Bansi, and Baanhi, is an Indian-origin woodwind instrument fashioned from Bamboo. It finds extensive use in Hindustani music.


Significance of Republic Day

In 1929, the Indian National Congress issued the Declaration of Indian Independence, also known as Purna Swaraj, opposing the British Regime’s Dominion status. Following India's independence in 1947, a committee was formed to draft the permanent constitution for the newly independent nation, with Dr. BR Ambedkar serving as its chairman. The drafted constitution was presented to the Constituent Assembly on November 4, 1947.

Later, two handwritten versions of the constitution—one in Hindi and one in English—were signed by 308 members of the Assembly on January 24, 1950. Two days later, on January 26, 1950, the constitution came into effect, marking India’s complete transition to a sovereign republic.


About SoundRise

Sound Rise is a community of live music enthusiasts dedicated to revitalizing the live music culture throughout Mumbai. Founded by four residents—Mohit Chhatrapati, Shaan Khanna, Raoul Nanavati, and Varun Narayan—they have successfully organized 45+ live music events across 18 venues in Mumbai. These venues include prominent locations like the CSMVS museum, Cooperage Bandstand Garden, Bandra Fort Amphitheatre, SB Somani Park in Cuffe Parade, Radio Club Pier, and more. Their mission extends to bringing communities together in public parks and historic cultural spaces while expanding this initiative across Mumbai.



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