Performances

Lullabies Beyond Borders

2024-07-18 00:32:11

Vedanth Bharadwaj, Gurupriya Atreya

Lullabies Beyond Borders

When

August 4, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bookings

Bookings closed

Where

HDFC Ltd. Learning Centre, Museum of Art & Photography
22 Kasturba Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560001
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Baul Couple, Kalam Patua, c. 2012, Watercolour on paper,  H. 41 cm, W. 32.9 cm, PTG.00218

Lullabies from across the world have shown us that love, language and music transcend all boundaries. Lullabies are believed to be the oldest musical genre known to human civilisation. These soothing songs carry with them centuries of love from mothers, fathers and caregivers, as they sing to their children, while themselves slipping into its relaxing breath. Contained within a lullaby’s simple lyrics and melodies are emotions, stories, age-old wisdom and beautiful imagery from nature. 

Through this performance, Gurupriya Atreya and Vedanth Bharadwaj will render handpicked lullabies from the repository of a year-long online workshop series called Sing A Lullaby at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project captured, researched and shared 52 lullabies in 38 languages from across India and the world. 

The performance is organised as part of the larger programming around MAP’s exhibition, Mindscapes: In the company of others.

Mindscapes is an international cultural programme about mental health, developed by the Wellcome Trust with the aim to change how we understand, address and talk about mental health by bringing together cultural, policy and research folks.

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.


Vedanth Bharadwaj

Musician

Vedanth Bharadwaj is a multifaceted musician who dabbles in several genres of music. He sings the time bending lyrics written by mystic poets from Bhakti, Sufi and Folk traditions while accompanying himself on the Guitar and Banjo. He started his journey in Indian Classical music at the age of 4, went on to learn Western Classical Music and is currently a disciple of Sri Ramamoorthy Rao. Vedanth composes music for dance, theatre, Indian and Foreign feature films, ads, documentaries, albums and is a much sought after sound designer. 

After scoring music for the blockbuster Tamil feature film Aruvi, he debuted in Hollywood as the music composer for the musical His Father’s Voice. Vedanth loves working with children and is one of the directors of the Chennai Children’s Choir a choir of children from economically challenged backgrounds. The choir represented India at the Serenade Choral Festival at the Kennedy Centre, Washington DC. 

Gurupriya Atreya

Singer and Arts Curator

Gurupriya Atreya is a singer and arts curator. Trained in Indian classical music from childhood, she is currently a disciple of Ustaad Faiyaz Khan. She strives to delve deeper into understanding the world of Bhakti Poetry, Thumris, Ghazals and Khayal Gayaki. Gurupriya lends her voice to singing playback for films, ads and voice overs.

To restore the glory of Chamber Music, she launched The Living Room Kutcheri at her home. The event has had a loyal audience base over the last 5 years, having hosted a variety of performances in music, dance, theatre, and storytelling. GoUNESCO featured her home in their heritage documentary series; they now host performances in Bangalore and Bombay. She is currently studying ‘Arts practices for Inclusion’ , through which she exposes varied art forms to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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