Kolkata: BBC award winning World Percussionist and Music director Abhishek Basu in association with Navodaya Entertainment organized Other Worldly Carnival on Saturday at Reverb Lounge, Princeton Club.
Other Worldly Carnival is a live musical event which is the amalgamation of fashion show, with showstopper Sayani Dutta (Tollywood Actress), body painting with psychedelic visual projection along with a small lifestyle carnival. It marks the 10th year anniversary of Abhishek Basu’s maiden World Music Project “Ism” (Impromptu Symphonic Mind). Other than the performances of team ISM, there would be four compositions performed by Abhishek’s new electronica team VEDA-TRONICS, primarily, with a ramp walk simultaneously.
On this occasion Abhishek Basu told “ It’s not so easy to survive 10 continuous years for a World music project team, and perform globally, especially in this new age commercial music scene. But I feel blessed to get the support from my beloved audience and fans, who has always loved my music and my team of talented musicians have always performed with full energy to get ‘Ism’ to such a distance. Veda-tronics along with body painting art, fashion ramp walk and psychedelic visual projections is a concept I got the idea from FAIRY FESTIVAL in USA and burning man. Its new to Kolkata people, but at the same time gives energy to the youth”.
The major USP of this carnival are Shiva mantra along with new age dub step, classical Bandish set in Raag Malkauns along with electronic music grooves, beat boxing ethnic electronic composition, KRISHNA mantra performed in psychedelic rock music arrangements. The music will bridge the gap between primal and futuristic elements between this World and the other eternal World.
Sayani Dutta shared her experience being the show stopper of such a new and unique concept. She told “ “ The design were created by Pansy.
The team plans to organize similar shows all over the major cities across India in the near future.