Jo Dooba So Paar: A Musical Dastangoii on the Life and Times of Amir Khusrau

by Aranya

Fri 27 Jan, 7 pm

Jo Dooba So Paar throws light on the human that Ameer Khusrau was, his relationship with his Guru Nizamuddin Auliya, and the advent of Qawwali through them. The interesting anecdotes and tales woven in a Daastaan accompanied by live Qawwali singing give insight into the essence of Sufism and the importance of the eternally relevant message of love among humankind.

Cast and Crew

Producer: Manav Kaul

Written by: Ajitesh Gupta

Directed by: Ajitesh Gupta and Mohit Agarwal

Music Direction: Mohit Agarwal

Performers: Ajitesh Gupta, Mohit Agarwal, Rattan Deep, Ashish Mishra, Jitendra Singh Rajput, Roshan Shetty, Shalaka Redkar, Pooja Kulkarni, Rigved Singh Maurya, Maruf Ali, Manasi Bhawalkar, Shimli Basu.

Harmonium: Mohit Agarwal

Dholak: Mrunmay Chavan

Tabla: Naynesh Pimpale

 Costumes: Harshika Kewalramani

Lights: Trinetra Tiwary

Sound Engineer: Sudhan Rajput

VARIations: Fusion Music  

by Varijashree Venugopal, Ft Vivek Santhosh, Jeoraj, George, and Raghuram

Sat 28 Jan, 7 pm

Varijashree Venugopal is a singer, flautist, composer, and songwriter. Born to musician parents HS Venugopal and TV Rama, she was trained initially by her father and later by Vidushi H Geetha, Vidushi Vasantha Srinivasan, and Vidwan DS Srivatsa. She took higher music lessons under Gaanakalanidhi Vidwan Salem P Sundaresan. Trained in flute playing under her father and Guru Vidwan H S Venugopal, she is a solo flute performer and a sought-after recording session artist. One of the founder members of the popular South Asian contemporary cross-genre quartet “Chakrafonics”, she is popular for her rare ability to scat Jazz compositions using the Indian Sargam system (solfege), which she calls ‘Carnatic Scat Singing’.

Stand-up Comedy      

by Manaal Patil & Ravi Gaikwad

Sun 29 Jan, 6 pm

Manaal Patil is an advertising professional and stand-up comedian who shares humourous anecdotes and opinions that touch upon themes of caste identity, politics, and personal themes.

Ravi Gaikwad has been doing stand-up comedy since 2019. He has multiple sets based on themes like conservative friends, conservative uncles, Savarna and Dalit rappers, and many other personal anecdotes.



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