Busking At The Hive #3: NSPA Showcase

On Sunday 30th November, for the third edition of Busking At The Hive, The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) brings together yet another eclectic mix of musicians. Expect a soulful night of jubalbandis, rhythm and folk.

Busking At The Hive #3: NSPA Showcase

 

– ARTISTS –
An advertising consultant on weekdays and self-taught musician on weekends, Tejas Datta sings (“to the best of his ability”) and plays unconventional covers of retro English music on his flamenco guitar. A man who claims to never have been formally trained, he plays the keyboard, melodica, harmonica, and didgeridoo.
Tabla player Ritwik Mukherjee trained under the tutelage of his father Shri Pranab Mukherjee from the age of 9. A student of the Banaras Gharana, Ritwik looks for interesting opportunities to perform with fusion bands alongside accompanying ghazal and pure Hindustani classical singers. Tejas and Ritwik have come together to form a band called Kaun?Fusion to attempt a confluence of various musical styles.
Dhammrakshit Randive hails from Satara, Maharashtra. He holds a Diploma in Performing Folk Art from the Maharashtra Lok Kala Akademi, and imbibed the progressive social values of his father Shaahir Srirang Randive (shaahiri is a form of lyrical story-telling performed in verse). Dhamma’s music carries the scent of the soil of his land and his message shares the stark reality of that land’s struggles. Currently volunteering with Shramik Muktiwadi Yuva Sanghatna and composing music independently, he sings not as much to enthrall or entertain but to engage with his listeners and with society at large.
Hindustani Classical flautist Harish Kamble travels to all performances – whether they be on the streets or on the stage – with his wide range of basooris. Trained by Vikrant and Harshad Ranade, he lends his playing to folk and classical performances alike.