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Mahindra Percussion Festival Returns With Spectacular Line-up And Two-Day Extravaganza

By Loudest Team
March 07, 2024
Mahindra Percussion Festival Returns With Spectacular Line-up And Two-Day Extravaganza

The Mahindra Percussion Festival is all set to enchant music aficionados with its highly anticipated second edition, promising an unparalleled display of percussion rhythms and an exceptional line-up of artists.Scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of March 2024 at the Prestige Srihari Khoday Centre for Performing Arts in Bengaluru, this year's festival invites attendees to immerse themselves in a mesmerizing fusion of cultures and sounds.

Following the resounding success of its debut year, the Mahindra Percussion Festival is expanding into a two-day extravaganza, aiming to breathe new life into Indian street culture and percussion tradition. With an impressive roster of homegrown talents eagerly awaited by fans and aficionados alike, the festival promises to be a ground-breaking platform for a diverse array of marginalized voices and unexplored genres, with percussion at its pulsating core.

Headlining the event is Vikku Vinayakram’s Ghatam Symphony, featuring Grammy winner V Selvaganesh, Swaminathan Selvaganesh, and V Umashankar, promising to captivate audiences with their unparalleled creativity. Taufiq Qureshi’s Surya will explore global percussion sounds, blending Afro, Latin, Indian, and contemporary music with an ensemble including Sarang Kulkarni, Abhay Nayampally, Kaushiki Joglekar, and Shikhar Naad. Anantha R Krishana and Vivieck Rajagopalan’s Two Summ will offer a unique fusion of the mridangam with electronic, drum and bass, jazz, and folk.

Ashtanayika - Kal Aur Aaj aims to bridge classical and contemporary arts through a fusion of poetry, rap, and dance, featuring Shivangini Yeashu Yuvraj, Krantikari, Pratika, and others, against a backdrop of classical and street percussion. The festival also celebrates the rich heritage of Indian folk music with the Rhythms of India ensemble, showcasing talents such as BC Manjunath, Darshan Doshi, SG Pramath Kiran, and Varijashree Venugopal, among others.

The Mahindra Percussion Festival, rooted in the essence of expression, seeks to democratize this lost art form and nurture an appreciation for it among the next generation. Jay Shah, Vice President - Cultural Outreach at Mahindra Group, expressed excitement, stating, “Our carefully curated line-up transcends genres and borders, uniting established maestros with rising stars pushing percussion music's boundaries.”

VG Jairam, Founder of Hyperlink Brand Solutions, emphasized the festival's cultural significance, stating, “This isn’t just a music festival; it’s a cultural movement celebrating percussion tradition. By bringing together renowned artists and emerging talents, it not only showcases brilliance but inspires the next generation of beatmakers and fosters a global community that will thrive on the power of shared rhythm.”

The Mahindra Percussion Festival stands as a testament to the profound ability of music to unite people from different walks of life, celebrating the timeless rhythm of percussion through a contemporary lens. Join in celebrating the beating heart of music on 23rd and 24th March 2024 at the Prestige Srihari Khoday Centre for Performing Arts, Bengaluru. Registrations for the festival are open - log on to Book My Show to book your tickets now!

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