The Memory Project : Mumbai
When you lose a loved one, the ebb and flow of grief is never constant. It tends to reject reason as it dips, soars and surfaces unexpectedly in a confusing array of emotions. At best, grief and the sharp pain of memory can be overwhelming to contend with, but often its complexities can leave you uncertain and lost.
So how then does one prepare for the inevitability of loss, empathize with another’s pain or perhaps learn to eventually accept it?
In the third edition of The Memory Project we take you through the stages of grief with performance, poetry and music in five thoughtfully curated acts. By lending artistic expression to shock, denial, anger, depression and acceptance we attempt to mould grief into an identifiable form. One, that lends itself to a gentler journey of acceptance.
Join us for an evening of intimate, evocative performances by Khalid Ahmed (Parvaaz), Sahil Vasudeva, Soul Mate, Sambit Chatterjee, Soulmate (Acoustic) Ft Tripiti Kharbangar & Rudy Wallang and others on 29th September at The Famous Studio (worli)
If you’ve ever lost someone you once loved, share their memories, the little things that you remember them by and allow us to invite you to a soothing evening of music and art.
Amandeep Singh is a storyteller and writer who has reached over 20 million people online with his stories. Apart from all the love he has garnered online, Amandeep has been featured by Netflix, Buzzfeed India, Aaj Tak, Being Indian, The Indian Express and many other media houses. He has also performed for different festivals across the country including Spoken Fest, Jashn-e-Rekhta and colleges like Delhi University, BITS Hyderabad, LPU and many others. He has also shared the stage with Rahat Indori at NIT Jamshedpur and has been appreciated for his work.
Dasha is an aerial artist and instructor based in India with almost 10 years of experience. Her goal is to share the joy of doing circus, creating art and building the circus community. She is trained in multiple apparatuses like aerial silks, rope and hoop and loves sharing her skills and passion with the audience and her students.
Khalid Ahmed, the vibrant frontman of Parvaaz, will be sharing his soulful voice invoking memories from his home that sits nestled in the Himalayas. Khalid has spent a decade as a professional performer and the city’s independent music scene has fallen in love with his voice. His love for the city and its diverse audiences has produced dozens of enchanting performances at little and large venues. Khalid's culturing in music started at an early age. He developed an interest in listening to diverse genres from near and far. He started singing and composing in his teens and has never looked back from performing only original renditions. While poised to release new material with his band, he is working on releasing his solo material soon.
Amongst India's most talented young classical pianists, Sahil is widely credited with bringing the piano out of conventional spaces into performance art. He studied piano under Dr. Nelson Harper at Denison University, Ohio (2004-2008) and with Irina Biryukova (2012-2015). He was selected from a national pool of pianists to perform at the Young Talent Concert Series at NCPA, Mumbai (June 2015) and has since been performing in leading venues across the country. His most recent production, The Un-Recital, looks at the struggle of a young pianist juxtaposed with the chaos and turbulence of the urban capital, New Delhi. Accompanied by mixed media and an introspective narrative, the performance breaks away from a traditional concert recital.
Singing with classical vocalist Girija Devi to jamming with Kolkata guitar veteran Amyt Datta, drummer and percussionist Sambit Chatterjee had already experienced quite a bit by the time he was in school. Born to tabla artist Subhen Chatterjee and vocalist Sutapa Chatterjee, Sambit grew up in a fusion environment. Sambit was trained in the Lucknow Gharana of tabla, but around the time he started college, he began experimenting with drums, guitar, keyboard and bass as he entered Kolkata's rock circuit. After about a decade of intense riyaz, Sambit, who now lives in Mumbai, had become one of the most sought after drummers. In addition to having toured with his father's band, Bandish Fusion, Sambit has played with bands like What Escapes Me and Alluri, and with artists like Tajdar Junaid, Mohini Dey and Rhythm Shaw, among others. Sambit is on drum duties for some of the biggest bands in the country namely, Tajdar Junaid, Noiseware & aswekeepsearching.
Soulmate: Rudy Wallang & Tipriti Kharbangar
Anyone with an interest in the western music scene in India will recognize guitar player/singer/songwriter Rudy Wallang, who leads this tight-knit musical unit. Today, Rudy is one of the foremost Blues guitar players/singer/songwriters in the country with a long musical history of 38 years making and performing his music and having been part of the country’s most well-known blues-rock acts, Great Society & Mojo.
The beautiful and talented vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Soulmate, Tipriti ‘Tips’ Kharbangar, who has earned a name as one of the finest female singers to have emerged out of Shillong and India as a whole! If there is one thing Tip’s is happy doing, it is singing and reflecting this, she vocalizes with a joy and exuberance that is unmatched and original. She has also begun to write songs for the band as well. She started out singing gospel songs at the local church choir and is now drawn to the Blues, Soul and Jazz.
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