ANOTHER SPECIAL SATURDAY NITE ON 17th AUGUST 7.30 pm onwards
‘GOA’S ONLY FUSION BAND’ – ‘SHANTI’ LIVE
Shanti beyond silence is a Music group performing fusion music. It is an excellent fusion of Indian classical and western music, interspersed with Indian folk music. Some of the compositions use Marathi Natya sangeet , the essence of the Natya geet is sung vocally the root Raga of the song on which the song is based is than elaborated on instruments and fusion of the mood of the song is done with western music.
The project is the brainchild of SITAR MAESTRO Yograjji, who is the disciple of Ustad Shahid Parvez, all the compositions are composed by him & the album is the only Goan Fusion album released by Rock & Raga.
The line up:
YOGRAJ NAIK ON ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC SITAR
VISHNU – KEYBOARD
SANTAN CARVALHO – DRUMS
EDWIN BRAGANZA – DOUBLE BASS
Background of the artist:
He is the current face of young musicians hailing from Goa, and is the disciple of the renowned sitarist from Itwa Gharana, Ustad Shahid Parvez. Under his able guidance Yograj has blossomed into a matured and seasoned sitarist. A perfect blend of gayaki and laykari is one of his unique features. Today he is looked upon as the true representative of the Itwa Gharana. He was born in the family of musicians, his grandmother, Pirozbai, was the disciple of the legendary maestro of Agra Gharana, Ustad Nanhe Khan. He has successfully conducted many programs of fusion music, blending pure Hindustani Classical music with jazz, pop and rock music. He has composed more than 50 Songs in Marathi and Konkani. Many awards have been bestowed upon him and are testimonies of his talent.