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Concert set to create 'ripples' in Oman

June 9, 2014

Times News Service

Muscat:Muscat Unique Diamond Entertainment is presenting 'Ripples,' an evening of world music combining elements of Indian classical, folk with Western classical, Jazz, Blues and Flamenco at the Al Falaj Hotel

next Sunday.

The performance brings together musicians based in Muscat and India to perform their brand of world music.

The evening will feature musicians Subrata Bhattacharya on tabla, who forms the link between Muscat and India, Soumya Das Gupta on electric guitar, Debopriya Ranadive on flute, Dominic Dias on bass, David Joseph on drums, Kamalika Bhattacharyya on vocal support, all based in Muscat.

These musicians are accompanied by Santhosh Chandran on acoustic guitar and banjo, Nirmalya Roy on vocals, Soumen Bhattacharjee on sitar, Pulak Sarkar on keyboards and Mongopal Dhar on percussions, all based in India.

The idea of the concert came up when Soumya Das Gupta, based in Muscat for the last 23 years, joined up with Subrata Bhattacharya, who visits Muscat regularly. They decided to produce an album that would showcase a confluence of musical styles from all over the world. This would include Indian classical and folk along with blues, jazz, rock and flamenco, infused with strains of music from the desert.

In January this year, they launched their debut album, Ripples, under the banner of 55DB, which is an independent music company based in India. This was followed by a live performance at the Science City auditorium in Kolkata, India.

The event is being supported by well wishers like Al Rawahi Construction, Al Turki Enterprise, among others. All are welcome to attend. Gates open at 7:30pm. E card is available on FB page, Crossover InMuscat for downloading.

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Source: Times of Oman

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