The first edition of The Hindu Music Festival
in Hyderabad will be held from 10th to 14th November, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. The 4-day festival will be a treat for lovers of fusion and filmi music, ghazals and spiritual music.
Yodhakaa, a band specialising in contemporary Indian music, will be performing on the second day, the 11th of November. Yodhakaa consists of 'Darbuka' Siva on the drums and percussions, Pradeep on the vocals and the slide guitar, Subhiksha on the vocals and percussion, Donan Murray on the guitar, and Divyan Ahimaz on the bass.
The band is an experimental music set-up that evolved from the idea of finding a bridge between the traditional and the contemporary. This band takes inspiration for its compositions from musical genres all over the world, but the winner, is, doubtlessly, Om Sweet Om.
Yodhakaa uses Sanskrit shlokas in its compositions, layering them with musical influences from all around the world - from jazz and blues to traditional Carnatic music, Nigerian street drumming to the Algerian rai, Cuban son to the Bahian samba-cancsao, and South-American Merengue to Senegal's wolof, among others.
Tickets are priced at Rs. 1,000, Rs. 750, Rs. 500 & Rs. 250 per head. Season passes are available for Rs. 3,500, Rs. 2,500 and Rs. 1,500 per head.
Passes can be purchased online at www.hindu.com/novemberfest and www.indianstage.in. They are also available at Landmark in Banjara Hills and Begumpet; Walden at Begumpet, Music World in Banjara Hills, Begumpet, Kothapet and Kukatpally; Sangeeth Sagar in Secunderabad and at Ravindra Bharathi.