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Moon Arra Presents Operaaga
February 9 @ 6:30 pm
MoonArra World Fusion Presents “Operaaga”
The 17th edition of BSM’s East-West Music & Dancer Encounter Feb 2-10 2019, showcases a collaborative and specially themed concert by MoonArra World Fusion Ensemble on Feb 9, Sat at Jagriti Theatre Whitefield at 6:30 p.m.
The theme of the concert is “Operaaga” where Indian Classical meets the Occident and the Orient, Jazz & Blues in an evocative performance by artists from India, Austria & Japan. With solo, trio and ensemble performances showcasing original compositions by MoonArra with vocal and instrumental arrangements. The concert features virtuoso pianist Marialena Fernandes from Austria and Niko exponent Haruyo Kimura from Japan.
1. Marialena Fernandes – Piano (Austria)
2. Haruyo Kimura – Niko (Japan)
3. Madhuri Jagadeesh – Vocals
4. Mythili Anantharaman – Vocals
5. Geetha Navale – Veena
6. Jagadeesh M.R – Guitars
7. Adarsh Shenoy – Tabla
8. Rohit P.S- Drums
9. Raghavendra Singh Chouhan – Flute
MoonArra Indian Classical, Jazz and World Fusion is an ensemble based in Bengaluru, India. Founded by Jagadeesh & Madhuri, MoonArra means “three streams” and was formed in 2006 as a fusion of the interaction and collective influences of Indian Classical, Jazz and World Music Influences of its members. As part of its explorations and to collaborate and connect with musicians and audiences worldwide, MoonArra are also ambassadors of culture bringing the message of peace and harmony, goodwill and tolerance in today’s environment.
MoonArra has had 9 international overseas concert performance tours since 2009.
Particularly over the last 3 years from 2016-2018, MoonArra has performed in Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Ireland, as part of a concert tour, workshop and a studio collaboration with Austrian based musician and saxophone player Peter Natterer which resulted in the album ‘Lily Walking’, which was released online in 2017 on iTunes and other online sites.
A special feature was 2015’s festival performance at the 16th edition of Tanjazz Festival, “Jazz of 5 Continents” in Tangiers, Morocco between Sep 9 to Sep 13 to rave reviews by the media and the audience which comprised of French, Spanish, Italian and Moroccan people. The festival was also part of UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations and its message of “Jazz for Peace and Goodwill and inter-cultural dialogue and presence of Jazz in education, science and culture.