What Is It?

The Royal Opera House is all set to host a music concert by the Aga Khan Music initiative on January 28 with a theme titled ‘New Music from the Ends of Silk Route’. This musical evening will feature six artists from Afghanistan, Syria, Italy and China, who’ll be bringing in their own forms of traditional and fusion musical instruments to create magic.

Who Is It For?

For people who would love to be a part of multi-cultural musical evening in the ever so magnificent Royal Opera House {which was renovated only a few months back}. The Aga Khan Music initiative basically aims to provide a platform to the local musicians who are working towards preserving their ‘musical heritage in contemporary forms’.

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Photo source: AKDN

The line-up of the artists includes Homayun Sakhi and Salar Nader {Afganishtan} with their Afghan rubab and tabla and Zerbaghali; Wu Man {China} with her pipa which is an instrument from Central Asia; Basel Rajoub {Syria} on duclar, Andrea Piccioni {Italy} on frame drum and lastly, Feras Charestan {Syria} on qanun, a core member of any Arabic taht.

Why Should I Go?

Photo source: Viraj via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Photo source: Viraj via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

To be a part of such rich and cultural musical event. As the theme suggests, it’s an ode to the ancient silk route, looking Eastwards. The six talented artists form a great ensemble, and it’ll be a treat to watch them perform with their traditional instruments to the very much contemporary audience. Not just it, by the virtue of being at the royal Opera House, you’ll be a part of the glorious history that holds the walls of India’s only surviving opera house.

Anything Else?

If you think Mumbai has been lacking in its cultural scene, then we say think again. Be a part of the glorious musical extravaganza and support the immensely talented musicians from around the world.

Where: The Royal Opera House

When: January 28, 2017

Timings: 6.30pm onwards

Price: INR 250-INR 375

Buy the tickets here.

Featured photo source: AKMI / Sebastian Schutyser via AKDM