Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Highlighting the best of India's wide-ranging traditions, Kala Viraasat is a unique endeavor and the first of its kind in Mumbai. It is an initiative which showcases an amalgamation of the country's myriad art forms, in their splendid hues and varied flavors.The 9th Kala Viraasat in Mumbai will feature a rare collaboration of legendary singers and Padma Shri awardees Ustad Rashid Khan and Hariharan. Together, they will unfold the magic of their voices with different styles of music encompassing Ghazals, Carnatic Kritis, Hindustani Vocals, and Thumris.Hariharan, one of the pioneers of Indian Fusion music is among the most sought-after and respected singer of our country who has carved a unique niche for himself. He has ardent fans not just across India but around the world. He has sung over 5000 songs in more than 5 Indian languages. Known for his open-mindedness to the exploration of new music, he has experimented with multiple styles and created refreshing and Soulful tunes that have touched the hearts of many. A versatile singer and a composer Hariharan is equally popular and at ease in different genres of music including Ghazals, Carnatic Classical as well as Jazz and Fusion. He also invented a new style called Ghazal Blues which is received very well.Ustad Rashid Khan is among the most popular maestros of Hindustani Classical music and belongs to the famous Rampur Seheswan Gharana. He is known for his inimitable styles of singing that have won him, enthusiastic listeners and followers, the world over. His mastery of all aspects of tonal variations, dynamics, and timbre adjustment leave very little to be desired in the realm of voice culture. Ustad Rashid Khan's infusion of emotion into his melodic elaboration leaves many a listener moved. Ustad Rashid Khan, the classical vocalist par excellence is also versatile, with amazing ease in genres like Thumris, Dadara, Jhoola etc.These two internationally acclaimed maestros would first perform individually followed by a collaboration leading to a crescendo wherein they uplift the singing styles of each other in a seamless and a beautiful presentation.