In Spain view
A Mumbai act marries the musical traditions of flamenco, and Arabic and Indian classical.
A gig that will take place at Versova this weekend features a musical love triangle of sorts. On one side there's flamenco, which was born after nomadic Rajasthani folk musicians married Middle-Eastern styles on their way to Europe. In the middle, there's Arabic classical, which, too, had a part in siring flamenco since the Moors ruled over Spain for a part of the 8th century. And finally, we have Indian classical that, in a way, is a kissing cousin of traditional Arabic music since the two have similar scales.
Gitanos de India is performing this three-pronged concert. Front man Kartik Shirpurkar tells us that the concert will be divided into two parts. "The first half will involve easy listening where we cover classics by Elvis, The Beatles and Louis Armstrong, among others. But the second section will involve a tribute to aboriginal music, with instruments like the didgeridoo," he says of a performance that promises to be eclectic.
On February 1, 7.30 pm
At Harkat Studios, Aram Nagar, Andheri West.
Cost Rs 300
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