The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and Citi India announce the launch of the 11th edition of the much-awaited Indian Music festival – ‘Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity’. Commencing on 4th December 2021 at the NCPA Mumbai, the festival will kick-start with a mesmerising performance by renowned sitar player, Shujaat Khan. Trained by his legendary father, Vilayat Khan, Shujaat Hussain Khan is the heir to the rich legacy of six generations of Etawah-Imdadkhanigharana. In this concert, he will present a range of musical genres from Classical, Folk to Sufi.
The festival aims to give audiences the opportunity to engage with Indian culture through some of our country’s oldest forms of music while enjoying current renditions of age-old compositions. This year, the festival will also feature some of the most eminent names in the Indian music fraternity including T. M. Krishna, Shantanu Moitra, Ani Choying, KaushikiChakrabarty, amongst others.
Khushroo N. Suntook, Chairman, National Centre for the Performing Arts said, “About 15 years ago, Citi and NCPA joined hands with a shared passion and commitment to uphold the Indian heritage. Since then, together, we have undertaken several initiatives. Be it support to Gurus for nurturing young artistes, showcasing iconic works of the legendary maestros, or, fostering newer audiences, we have been unrelenting in our joint artistic pursuits. It’s indeed gratifying that even through the devastating pandemic, Citi and NCPA stood committed and stayed the set course, promoting several initiatives to sustain the Guru-Shishya tradition. With this festival, we salute our artistic legacy as well as heartily welcome the innovative endeavours. We sincerely hope that Citi and NCPA can together nurture and nourish creative excellence and enrich our heritage for the benefit of generations to follow”.