5 - 7 December 2019 , Thu - Sat @ The International Centre Goa

Performances 2019

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Indian Council for Cultural Relations presents under Horizon Series "Talaash" The Band of Seekers in Performance at GALF 2019

Talaash The Band of Seekers Founded in 1999, in Lucknow, Talaash make the most intimate music. The voices of Aneeta, Rahul and Sanjay are the perfect blend together, adorned by only light, rhythmic acoustic guitar, sometimes backed up with some light pre recorded percussions.
The music of Talaash takes the audience beyond the realm of listening. The music forces one to imagine, and walk around in a world where imagination weds cherished memories. Squashing all limits the heart refuses to respect the difference between the real and the illusion. Finally, the mind and the soul are left searching... trying to recollect when it crossed over, when it moved on, where the senses lost themselves? Talaash...the search.

The Band is driven by its quest for bringing to life the long lost joy of listening to honest music. The songs have simple and expressive lyrics carefully put to music, many a times reflecting the innermost, even secret nuances of poetic creation.... Their songs are profound, a complete, meaningful statement.

Talaash is empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relation's (ICCR) Reference Panel of Artists in Light Music/ Instrumental. Besides performing for the Horizon Series of the ICCR's Regional offices at Lucknow, New Delhi, Pune and Mumbai. Talaash has twice been sent abroad by the council; first to Afghanistan in March,2008 for the Mazar-e-Sharif International Music Festival and again to participate in the Indian Cultural Week at Cairo (Egypt) in September,2010.

Talaash is Rahul Srivastava on guitar; Aneeta on lead vocals; Sanjay Pathak on bass guitar and lead vocals and Rittesh, the compere

"Talaash" will be performing at GALF 2019 at 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm on Friday, 6th December 2019 at Laran Lawns, ICG.
The performance will be free and open to general public. However those interested will have to their collect complimentary passes from ICG Programmes Department (available after 20 November).

Goa University presents Goa University Choir in Performance at GALF 2019

Goa University Choir in Performance at GALF 2019 The Goa University Choir was founded in August 2013 under the baton of Maestro Dr Santiago Lusardi Girelli, Visiting Research Professor under the Western Music Chair of the Goa University.

Since its creation, the GU CHOIR has offered more than dozens of programmes, concerts and workshops across Goa and India, receiving excellent commentaries from audience and press alike. During the last four years, the Choir has offered more than 40 concerts at several important venues all around Goa and India, it has also collaborated and shared scenario with renowned artists from all around the world: India, Africa, Asia, Europe and America, among them: Cappella della Luce Ensemble (Spain), Rakesh Chaurasia (INDIA), the St Ephraim Choir (Hungary), the SOI - Symphonic Orchestra of India, Vandalia and the Seville Chamber Choir (Spain), Agshavali Male Choir (Georgia), King College Choir, Oxford Somerville Choir and the Bombay Chamber Orchestra among other. The University choir has hosted in this four years more than 180 international scholars, artists and world-class soloists.

The GU CHOIR is an innovative artistic project that works as an educational, artistic and research project, and is most probably the very first University Choir in India. Associated with the Anthony Gonsalves Western Music Chair, the GU CHOIR, under the baton of its Maestro, has achieved important goals such as singing in more than 20 languages, blending Indian music with Gregorian chant, and the performance of the St Mathews Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach at the Sacred Music Festival 2017 in collaboration with more than 40 artists coming from Europe and America in 2017. On that same year the GU Choir released its first album, and has recorded original soundtracks for the documentary on the life Goan activist Aquino Braganza. The GU CHOIR has done the Indian premier the MisaTango with the Carnegie Hall Resident Composer, Mtro Palmeri together with the SOI - Symphony Orchestra of India at the NCPA in Nov 2018, and sung the spectacular Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the NCPA for the 50 Years celebration of the NCPA-Mumbai in Feb 2019. For 2020 the GU CHOIR is preparing its second album production with original contemporary choral music composed specially for the Choir by different worldwide composers.

The GU Choir is a dynamic institution where GU students, faculty and people from the Goan community meet to achieve beauty through the ancient and novel practice of singing.

Goa University Choir will be performing at GALF 2019 at 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm on Saturday, 7th December 2019 at Abolim Hall, ICG. The performance will be free and open to general public. However those interested will have to their collect complimentary passes from ICG Programmes Department (available after 20 November).