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Ustad Meraj Ahmed ‘Nizami’ is the senior most amongst the descendants (4th generation) of Tan Ras Khan Sahib belongs to this well-known Qawwal Bachchon Ka Gharana as well as Delhi Gharana. His family has been singing Qawwalis for last eight centuries. Khusro's tradition has passed unbroken across seven centuries and thirty generations. Ustaad Meraj Ahmed 'Nizami', current head of the Qawwal Bachche as well as Delhi Gharana, still sings in Delhi. Ustad Meraj Ahmed Nizami is well versed and can perform in several languages such as Arabic, Persian, Hindi, and Urdu. He has total mastery over various genres of classical music, such as Dhrupad, Khayal, Tarana, Thumri and Dadra, which he blends beautifully during his performances of Qawwali. Ustad sings the superb poetry of Sultan Quli Qutb Shah (d.1543 A.D.), Roshnara begum (1617-1671) the daughter of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. Qawwals performing: Meraj Nizami Qawwal, Sibtain Nizami, Saqlain Nizami, Jamaluddin Nizami.
Entry: Rs. 110 and 500 cover
The captivating Tipriti 'Tips' Kharbangar, front woman of the country's foremost Blues band from Shillong – Soulmate, with an inexplicable force that makes you bow down in wonder at the magic of her voice, joins forces with (now) band mate and child prodigy Karan Joseph, on keys, best known for his funk, soul and jazz lines, and Carlton Braganza (of Opus), who is forever looking for a way to disseminate his love for all things swing, funk, retro and Goan! Together this menage a trois promise to bring down the house with an ad-lib performance feeding off each other's musical impulse! Opening set by the 'Drunken Monkeys' Brenden & Dee playing some funky retro, baila and rock-n-roll!
Entry Fee: Rs. 220 and Rs. 500 cover
For 10 years, Kroaknights have given you amazing singers, songwriters, and musicians, countless nights of brilliant music. This year, they're giving something back through the music. In the month of July Opus ties up with Poorna Kaksha - an NGO which aims at creating an optimal learning environment by providing better school infrastructure in rural and urban schools with poor or negligible infrastructure in many parts of the country. Kroaknights get even more fun in 2014 as they sing, and party their way towards making a difference! Come be a part of it with them!
Themes: (only to the extent of dress code, not the music)
30th July - Talent contest - Name: 'Show what you got'
Entry: Rs. 110 is charged to every person – entry collected is to raise funds for PK
Sure they've seen Hamlet being performed time and again in different styles and formats but now it's time to experience the wonderful world of Hamlet through Clowns! Directed by the one and only Rajat Kapoor and starring the inimitable Vinay Pathak, 'Hamlet, The Clown Prince' is one of these productions you'll ever see. A clown troupe that has its own internal politics, personal chemistries, relationships, hierarchies and dilemmas, tries to put up a show of Hamlet. Through this enactment, many a similar and parallel universes are revealed, addressed and played with. The situations that arise are comic at surface but extremely potent in their depth. Come and get mesmerised as Clowns capture the historic character of Hamlet in English and gibberish... on the Opus stage as theatre takes their stage once more.
Entry: Rs. 400 per head