Kolkata witnessed a great concert of classical guitar at Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR), happened on last weekend. It was the 7th edition of the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival.
Last Saturday, went to ICCR to attend the concert of Classical Guitar and I was interested for this kind of concert as I am practicing classical guitar for last one year and fortunately i was there on Saturday at Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival, 2016. The festival was live for 15th – 18th December, 2016 at ICCR, Kolkata. But due to my busy schedule, only able to attended the second day and witnessed the lovely evening with legendary guitarist David Russel and other classical guitar players. Other than that listen the music of the young talent of Darjeeling and Shillong. I was just feeling like i was in heaven when the best pieces were played by the maestro in this field. A group of young talent from different locations performed a special creation called ‘Rashleela’ was a great try to make a fusion of Indian Classical with Spanish touch with Tabla.
But I was surprised when i came to know that the best part was waiting after these. ‘Indialucia‘ a band, performed a unique music, composed of Indian Classical with Spanish Classical music. Classical guitar with kajan, sittar, flute and tabla, a flamenco fusion. Indialucia is a musical project, which fuses two fascinating styles of music: Indian and Flamenco music. Famous guitarist Miguel Czachowski is the key person of the group and the other members are Avaneendra Sheolikar, Sandesh Popatkar, Pierluca PineroliIt. It was a programme of two hours and was just mesmerized after listening a world best music concert.
It was an awesome experience for me to witness the legendary classical guitar player along with our own talent under one roof. It was a learning step for me to understand the classical guitar in a more wide range. It was a feeling of understanding the world music in some special perspective.