World Fusion Music Continues in Kolkata on Fusion Fiesta Day 2

Kolkata, Feb 11, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Continuing to showcase a wide array of Indian-western fusion music from all over the country as well as from all over the world, Kolkata Fusion Fiesta entered it's second day with great performances from artists and groups from national and international arenas. The audience at this unique festival were kept on their toes with electrifying music performances back-to-back on stages two and three.

The day began with a performance by Blood, a fusion group which won the fourth position in the competition “Band-E-Thlon” (a contest for music bands of West Bengal). Blood are Tushar as the lead guitarist and vocalist, Arindam on drums, Somen on guitar and Joy on Bass.

Monkey Cap’, who have secured third position in Band-E-Thlon, took to the stage next. The members - all IIT Kharagpur students - are Aritra Basu on drums, Saakallya Biswas on guitars, Koulick Ghosh on guitars and Sayan Pramanik on vocals. The band members expressed their excitement in performing at an event organized by Tanmoy Bose, whom they idolize.

Earthstage, a rock and experimental band from Goa, took the stage after that. The group comprises of Bosco D’ Souza on drums, Elvis Lobo on guitar, Joe Ferrao on Bass and Victor Netesov on trumpet.

Agnaya, a fusion band from Mumbai was the next performer. Agnaya are Jayaram Santosh on electic Veena and vocals, Amrit Kapoor on guitars, Suraj Shetty on keyboards and Gurdip Singh Narang on bass. Jayaram Santosh was born and brought up in Kolkata and expressed his delight on playing along with his band members in front of his home audience. He expressed great honor for the group to perform at this unique festival and hopes their music helps in chasing away some of the dark shadows from society.


Agnaya Indian Fusion Music Group

Agnaya Indian Fusion Music Group

Agnaya Indian Fusion Music Group
Agnaya

Mawlawiyah the Sufi group next kept the audience enthralled and captivated by their wonderful performances. The group was started in 1994 and their aim is to arouse the consciousness of the youth to bring about a revolution in society. The dervish was dressed in white attire with dancers in colorful attires dancing to the beat of the drummers from behind. The act of whirling of the dancers is their form of meditation. This act drew applause from the audience as many cheered the dancers on and many were busy taking pictures.


Indian Sufi Fusion Music and Dance Band Mawlawiyah

Indian Sufi Fusion Music and Dance Band Mawlawiyah

Indian Sufi Fusion Music and Dance Band Mawlawiyah

Mainak Nag Choudhury (Kendraka)

Mainak Nag Choudhury (Kendraka)
Mainak Nag Choudhury (Kendraka)

Other performances of the day included a performance by Muraagam which is a fusion of Mugham and Carnatic classical music. Mynta, the renowned international fusion band also performed at Fusion Fiesta.

One of the biggest highlights of the second day of Fusion Fiesta was the performance of Trilok Gurtu and friends.

Indian Sufi Fusion Music and Dance Band Mawlawiyah

Indian Sufi Fusion Music and Dance Band Mawlawiyah

Indian Sufi Fusion Music and Dance Band Mawlawiyah

Indian Sufi Fusion Music and Dance Band Mawlawiyah
Mawlawiyah

- Reporting by Priyanka Dutta (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)