This year Banyan Tree's Ruhaniyat has reached the landmark of completing 18 years. This unique festival, the only one of its kind, will be traveling to 8 cities once again; covering East, West , south and North India. The most interesting aspect is that the festival features carriers of living traditions from remote parts of the country and as a rule, there are no star performers. Each year there are also special guest artists from other countries.
The festival presents the immortal works of great realized masters and saints that talk of oneness of all creations, universal brotherhood, peace, harmony and unconditional love.
More than a concert, Ruhaniyat is an enriching experience emerging from the combined power of music and spirituality; opening the hearts, and minds of all witnessing it. As the works of great masters and mystics come alive, they remind the listeners of the blissful path of spirituality, of the basic oneness of all beyond all man-made divides of class, caste, religion, race, language or nationality.
Most importantly, the festival has also created much needed bridges that ensure these living traditions, the unique aspects of our intangible heritage are nurtured. In that sense Ruhaniyat is also a platform to discover – discover new forms, new talents. But more than anything else, it helps one to discover a little peaceful realm within and connect with it.
Conceived and curated by Mahesh Babu, Managing Director of Banyan Tree Events, Ruhaniyat is now considered a movement; connecting all who believe in the power of unconditional love, total surrender of ego and unity of all.
The festival opens in Mumbai as always and this year's guest artists from other countries are Mehdi Emami & group from Iran and Olena Uttai from Yakutia, Russia.
While Olena Uttai will be a solo performer, the Mehdi Emami's group will be part of the Indo-Iranian production called When hearts connect where they will collaborate with the group Chaar Yaar. The mystic pathways series this year will feature a beautiful collaboration between Louvat Brothers from Belgium and Mukhtiyar Ali from Bikaner, India.
The acts from India in the 2 day Mumbai edition are:
Kahat Kabir by Moralala from Kutchh, So said the saints of Maharashtra by Avadhoot Gandhi, Divine love songs and more by Pinki Saikhom of Manipur, Chaar Yaar from New Delhi, Parvathy Baul, Mystic story of Rani Bhatiyani of Rajasthan, and qawwali by Warsi brothers and Anwar Hussain Niyazi and group.
Besides these in Mumbai, in other cities i.e. Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad , Ahmedabad, Chennai and Pune carriers of several other living traditions will be featured like Rifayi Fakirs, Abdul Hafiz Rashid from Kashmir, Sindhi Saraiki by Ismail Para, Mukhtiyar Ali, as well as a Belgiun Group, Louvat Brothers, and Hosso Khosbayar from Mongolia, the Duo Two Siberians from Russia who will collaborate with the Manganiyars of Rajasthan.
|Cities||Dates||Time||Venue||Tickets / Bookings|
|Mumbai||24th & 25th Nov 2018||6.30pm||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Formerly Prince of Wales Museum), Fort||Register on firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kolkatta||01st December 2018||6.30pm||Tollygunge Club||www.bookmyshow.com|
|Delhi||02nd December 2018||6.30pm||Amphitheatre, The Ashok||www.bookmyshow.com|
|Bengaluru||15th December 2018||6.30pm||Jayamahal Palace Hotel||www.bookmyshow.com|
|Hyderabad||16th December 2018||6.30pm||Taramati Baradari Amphitheatre, Gandipeth||www.bookmyshow.com|
|Chennai||03rd February 2019||6.30pm||Madras Race Club, Guindy||Coming Soon on www.bookmyshow.com|
|Ahmedabad||08th February 2019||6.30pm||Vastrapur Amphitheatre, Vastrapura Lake||Coming Soon on www.bookmyshow.com|
|Pune||10th February 2019||6.30pm||Empress Botanical Garden, Camp||Coming Soon on www.bookmyshow.com|
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