To kickstart the New Year with a bang, music lovers can look forward to Saptarang 2014, a music and cultural event organised by the state government. The annual event is in its sixth year and is convened to spread harmony in the city. It will be held at Gateway of India, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
Singer Shankar Mahadevan will perform at the event. Pic/Satyajit Desai
Day One (January 3) will feature singer Shankar Mahadevan and percussionists A Selvaganesh, Vikku Vinayakram and A Shivamani. On day two (January 4), there will be an early morning recital at 6.30 am by singer Roopkumar Rathod who would be performing Sufi music. In the evening, Reewa Rathod and group will be presenting youth-centric music. Bhupinder and Mitali Singh will follow it with a Ghazal rendition. On January 5, various ragas will be rendered by the legendary Kishori Amonkar at 6 am.
Bollywood composers Salim-Suleman will get the audiences to tap their feet to Hindi film tunes at 6.30 pm. My Marathi, a cultural programme presented on January 7 will be dedicated to Maharashtrian culture. On January 9, you can catch Tu Sur Ka Sagar Hai, a tribute to the late Manna Dey showcasing the most popular songs sung by Dey in his glittering career.
At: Gateway of India (January 3 and 5); Vishnudas Bhave Auditorium, Navi Mumbai (January 6 and 7); Kashinath Ghanekar Natyagriha, Thane (January 8 and 9).
Free passes are available at Rhythm House,Fort; Maharashtra Watch Company, Dadar; Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi; Gadkari Rangayatan, Thane; Vishnudas Bhave Natyagriha, Vashi.