Sangeeta Natak Academy Award Winner Prahlad Singh Tipanya and his troupe will present a few songs of Saint Kabir on 7th January at La Makaan. Tipanya's first ever Hyderabad concert also marks the beginning of a year long effort to bring the Kabir Project to Hyderabad.
In this concert, Prahlad Singh Tipaniya, who is the lead singer, will play the tambour and khartal. Other members in the group play the harmonium, dholak, manjira, and occasionally, a violin. They include Ajay Tipanya, Devnarayan Sarolia, Ambaram Tipanya and Vijay Tipanya.
Prahlad Singh Tipanya is a rural school teacher from the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh who began singing in the late 1970s after being attracted by the sound of folk tambura. His rare talent, passion, and insight have caused him to be recognized as an exponent of Kabir's music. Among many other honors, he received the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2008.
Tipanya's concerts in rural India are attended by thousands who are drawn to the radical message of Kabir through his rendition of the tradition. He is not merely a singer but an interpreter of Kabir and the Sufi/Bhakto tradition. While his rendition of Kabir bhajans are captivating in themselves, his greater strength is his capacity to bring forth the radical nature of Kabir's message that has been a part of Indian tradition for 6 centuries now.
Entry is free. Please contact 98662-74965 for further details.