Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitarist and composer, is India's most esteemed musical ambassador and a singular phenomenon in the classical music worlds of East and West. As a performer, composer, teacher and writer, he has done more for Indian music than any other musician.
He is well known for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West. He revolutionised world music by initiating the trend of fusion music. He wrote two concertos for sitar and orchestra, violin-sitar compositions for Yehudi Menuhin, music for flute virtuoso Jean Pierre Rampal, Hosan Yamamoto, master of the Shakuhachi and Musumi Miyashita - Koto virtuoso, collaborated with Phillip Glass. George Harrison produced and participated with him - Shankar Family and Friends and Festival of India. He has also scored music for films and ballets in India, Europe and the United States.
CHARANDAS CHOR - A play written and produced by Habib Tanvir
An exciting production, which allows ample scope for the exuberant wit and energy of the Chhattisgarhi village performers of Naya Theatre, CHARANDAS CHOR features improvised dialogue, music, songs and dance. Habib Tanvir's adaptation of this comic folk tale has been acclaimed throughout India as one of the outstanding contributions to New Indian Theatre.
"Charandas Chor" is Habib Tanvir's masterpiece. It is an adaptation of a Rajasthan folk tale made into a drama by Vijay Dan Detha;. But even this script underwent a transformation under Habib's directorship, carrying the story to a much more poignant end.