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Artistes from 5 nations to rock The Hindu Friday Review November Fest
CHENNAI, October 29: The sixth Hindu Friday Review November Fest 2010 will showcase talents from five different nations - India, Pakistan, Korea, Germany and Israel. The festival will commence here on November 15 and last till November 21. This time the venue will be Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Lady Andal School, Harrington Road.

Hailing from the land of Mehdi Hasan and Abida Parveen, Tina Sani, a contemporary artiste from Pakistan, is all set to cast her magical ghazal spell of “Hope and Healing” on the discerning Chennai audience.

The November Fest organizers have lined up an interesting North-South duel between Carnatic flute prodigy Shashank and Manganiyars of Rajasthan- Anwar Khan (vocal), Feroze Khan (dholak) and Ghewar Khan (Kamaicha). Titled “An evening with Krishna,” this encounter is expected to treat the audience to some scintillating music.

Korean band had made a mark during the last edition of the November Fest, drawing young and the old alike. This time too a four-member team consisting (Yoon-Sang-Choi, Hyun su Kim, Dong-il Park and Si-Youl Kim) will combine traditional percussive and wind instruments with piano, guitar and synthesizer. The festival will also feature this famed trio from Germany comprising Pavlin Nechev, Gergana Gergova and Thomas Kaufman. This combine has won several awards and performed at international festivals at Weimar and Berlin. The Trio will play chamber music composed by Bethoven, Mozart and Brahms. Colonial Cousins – hugely popular singer Hariharan and Lesle-Lewis - will mesmerize the Chennai audience with their creative melodies. For the first time, perhaps, the Chennai audience will get to listen to Israeli musicians. A grand version of “Business Class Refugees” will feature Israeli musicians Patrick Sebag and Yotam Agam (electronic), Eyal Mazig (Bass), Erez Lev Ari (guitat saz), Maya Resheff (contemporary dance) and Indian guest artists. The final day will see singer Karthik combine with Bennet and Band to present the melodies of R.D. Burman.

This year fest will encourage aspiring musicians among the youth by providing them a platform to exhibit their talent in a 40-minute open air recital under the shamiana just before every main concert.

November Festival Schedule 2010
15 Nov 2010 Hope and Healing
Tina Sani (Pakistan) - Ghazals
16 Nov 2010 An Evening with Krishna
Shashank and Manganiyars -Indian Fusion
17 Nov 2010 The Beat Fantastic
wHOOL (Korea) -Korean Contemporary
18 Nov 2010 Reliving the Masters
Trio Image (Germany) - Chamber Music
19 Nov 2010 Double Impact
Colonial Cousins - Contemporary Indian
20 Nov 2010 Business Class Refugees
EarthSync (Israel and India) - World Music
21 Nov 2010 The Magic of R D Burman
Karthik with Bennet and the Band
Shweta Mohan, Kalyani Nair, Gopal Rao, Mohammed Aslam - Hindi Retro
All shows will start at 7.15 p.m. at the Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Lady Andal School, Harrington Road, Chennai.