Prithvi Theatre, 30th Memorial Concert
Prithvi Theatre's intimate and acoustically wonderful space is also ideal for Classical music, both vocal and instrumental. As part of the 2nd Prithvi Festival in 1985, Ustad Zakir Hussain and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma performed to a spellbound audience on the 28th of February. The experience of hearing the Suntoor and Tabla up close, un-amplified, and in their acoustic purity was a rare and amazing experience, bringing alive the traditional 'baithak' experience.
Since 1985 Ustad Zakir Hussain has kept his 'date' with Prithvi Theatre - by personally designing magical evenings of musical encounters at Prithvi on 28th February every year.
Over the past 30 years these evenings have included an amazing line-up of musical legends, and young aspiring musicians, both national and international, from genres ranging from classical, fusion, jazz to folk music.
Ustad Zakir Hussain presents The Confluence
Suresh Wadkar - Vocal
Purbayan Chatterjee - Sitar
Sanjay Divecha - Guitar
Rajaram Jamsandekar and Group - Dholki
The Panchratna Sanai Tafa Mandal - Taasha & Sambal