Around town: theatre, music and more
1. Immerse yourself in the music
The NalandaWay Foundation is organizing a choir concert, O Le Le, to celebrate the journey of the Delhi Children’s Choir (DCC) since its inception in 2018. The NalandaWay Foundation is a non-profit organization that works with children of some from the most underserved districts in India, to make their voices and issues heard through visual arts, music, dance, radio, theater and film. O Le Le is the first in a series of performances that mark the evolution of talented students in Delhi’s public schools. August 21, at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Saket.
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2. Witness a story
Watch Aafat Mein Jaan, a Hindi comedy drama set in a police station, where the inspector and constable get stuck in the same trouble. Written and directed by Dinesh Ahlawat, the play features parallel storylines with other characters who curiously meet at the end.
Until September 9. At the Little Theater Group Auditorium, Delhi. Tickets on bookmyshow.in.
3. Mix with the melody
Watch Hindustani singers Sriparna Nandi perform at the Oasis for Art, an initiative of The Trialogue Company. His ras bhakti recitals will celebrate the essence of nirgun and sagun bhakti with texts from Meerabai, Raidas, Surdas and Sant Kabir Das. Nandi will also recite a Ritu Raag Rasa to mark the monsoons or saawan with songs based on raag, kajri, jhoola and texts by Amir Khusrau. August 21. At Trialogue Studio, Delhi. Tickets on bookmyshow.in.
4. Rhyme and Reason
Written by Bhishma Sahni, the Hindi play Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein is a classic of the contemporary scene. Featuring Kabir’s poetry, he consistently showed how a simple man, witnessing years of injustice, prejudice and blind faith, turned into a mystic. Many modern day concerns about caste and the syncretic structure of India feature in the play. Originally, the music was composed by Panchanan Pathak. The same music has now been reinterpreted by Delhi-based band Dastaan Live and playwright MK Raina. At the Stein Auditorium, from 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Rs 200. Contact bookmyshow.com