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Date(s) - 25/01/2020
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Indian Museum


As part of the 3rd edition of the River Festival series, Indian Museum Kolkata in assocation with Alliance française du BengaleConsulate General of France in Kolkata and Calcutta Classical Guitar Society presents to you an Indo-French music ensemble by Violons Nomades.
An Indo-French music project, Violons Nomades brings together two universes, mixing two ways of understanding and using music, discovering two specific violin styles. Initially a collaboration between Antoine Marhem (specializing in gypsy music from Eastern Europe on the violin) and Rupam Ghosh (rising star of Hindustani violin), the group now includes Eric Navet (jazz-oriented vibraphone and gatam) and Antoine Morineau (Zarb, Bendir, Dohola and other percussion).
Date : 25 January, 2020
Day : Saturday
Time : 6.30 pm
Venue : Indian Museum Courtyard
 (27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Fire Brigade Head Quarter, New Market Area, Dharamtala, Kolkata 700016)
 About the River Festival Series 
With the vision to take art, music and dance out to public spaces, it will be working with people at different stages of developing their art – from students to professionals, from within Kolkata and abroad.
The third River Festival Series is on 25 January 2020, from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm and will include:
– Interactive painting on giant canvasses by students from Rabindra Bharati University (2.00pm)
– Contemporary Dance by the Sapphire Creations Dance Company (4.30 pm)
– Music by Tirtha o Sahaj Manush (band of Bengali folklore) (5.00 pm)
– Music by Violons Nomades (6.30 pm)
The River Festival has been put together by three like-minded Kolkatans – Laily Thompson (Kult X), Sumantra Mukherjee (Sunny de Wall) and Veda Aggarwal (Calcutta Classical Guitar Society). It was created with the underlying purpose of bringing creative arts out from enclosed spaces into the public, for everyone to enjoy and participate in.
About Violons Nomades :
In 2017, two musicians : Rupam Ghosh (Kolkata, India) and Antoine Marhem (Lille, France), originally from thousands of miles away, fortuitously met. This gave birth to a singular project aiming at combining two musical and cultural universes and their respective strong identities, through the traditional and improvised approach to violin. The “Violons Nomades” Project was launched. Their music combines Northern India and Eastern Europe repertoires. Improvisation, typical of both musical styles, lays in the heart of the project. Two musicians joined the project. Eric Navet, specialized in jazz and world percussions in 2017 and Antoine Morineau, specialized in Persian, Indian and Arabic music, in 2018.
For more details about the festival and the lineup, visit here >>