The World Music Day (Fete de la Musique) is being celebrated on 21st June at HICC, Novotel, with a series of concerts from 6pm. A variety of musical programs have been scheduled for the evening including North-Indian Classical Music, Western Classical Music, Jazz, Contemporary Instrumental, R&B, Pop, Rock & deejaying.
The event will kick off with an inaugural concert of North-Indian classical music, by Jaywant Naidu, at 6:30pm. Naidu, on his Hawaiian guitar, will be accompanied with the rhythms of the tabla. Naidu is the creator of Jaywant Guitar, a modified Hawaiian guitar that can produce the sound of more than one guitar, and also combines the sounds of a sitar, sarod, surbahar and veena in one single musical instrument.
The young maestro started learning the Hawaiian guitar at the age of 8 from S N Mukherjee. He took further training from Dinesh Kumar Sampat, and stood first in the prestigious J C Bahl Competition organized in September 1983. While studying in Sydenham College, Mumbai, Naidu took further guidance from B Kishtaiah and K Jangaiah, and completed his Sangeet Visharad from the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj.
Naidu has played at a number of music festivals including at the National Youth Festival, Bhopal; the Vaadya Madhuri Festival, Chennai; the Deepika Youth Festival '98, Hyderabad; and the Andhra Pradesh Police Academy and the Andhra Music Festival organized by the Shivaganga Sangeeta Parishat, Bheemunipatanam.
In June 2001, he joined French Celtic guitarist Francois Auger to give a fusion performance at the Alliance Francaise, Secunderabad. He was also the first guitar player to perform a concert at the Asthana Mandapam of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.
The event is being organized by the Alliance Française of Hyderabad, the Goethe Zentrum of Hyderabad, HICC, Novotel, Airtel and The Times Of India, with the support of the French Embassy. The entry is free. Please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734 or Goethe Zentrum at 6552-6443 for further details.