Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein - A Rock Opera presented by Dastaan Live Kabir’s message of love and unity is vitally important in the current discordant times
Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein - A Rock Opera
presented by Dastaan Live
Kabir’s message of love and unity is vitally important in the current discordant times and we feel it important to revive the music of M.K. Raina's seminal play 'Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein', not just as an archive but in a new vibrant format that can reach out to new audiences. This show re-interprets the music of the play, retaining its core aesthetics and updating the arrangement and instrumentation for modern sensibilities, working with some of the best musicians and theatre practitioners in Delhi. 'Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein - a Rock Opera' premiered at the Mahindra Kabira Festival 2021 and was a resounding success.
‘Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein’, an iconic play written by the renowned author Bhisham Sahni, is a fictionalised account of the life of Kabir Das, the 14th-century saint-poet and explores his philosophy while critiquing societal issues. The play was directed by renowned theatre person and cultural activist M.K. Raina in 1982 and was notable for its brilliant music composed by the Late Panchanan Pathak. M.K. Raina and Baan G (Dastaan Live) came together to reinterpret the visionary music of the play resulting in the creation of 'Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein - a Rock Opera'
Dastaan LIVE + M.K Raina
Creative Producer: Anirban Ghosh (Baan G)
Executive Producers: W.I.P LABS
Director: M.K Raina
Musicians | Performers:
Anirban Ghosh (Bass Guitar / Spoken Word )
Kunal Netrapal (Drums / Backing Vocals)
Anant Raina (Percussions)
Sudheer Rikhari (Vocals)
Mohammed Faheem (Spoken Word / Vocals)
Jagtinder Singh Sidhu (Vocals)
Anjali Raina (Spoken Word / Vocals)
Amar Sukesh (Guitars)
Pranay Verma (Guitars)
Visual Design & Documentation :Anant Raina, Atreyo Roy & Padmanabhan (Beatnyk)
Live Sound : M Krishna Rao
Lights Design: Bharavi
Suitable for Ages 12+
Tickets are required for all ages.
Please do not bring babies and children under the specified age.
(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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