I had the amazing opportunity yesterday to not only be around my wonderful family to celebrate my Grandmother’s 80th Birthday, witness the posthumous launch of my Grandfather Praxy Fernandes’ book “Of Vanities and Profanities” as well as take another shot at some gig photography – something I haven’t tried my hand at in a while.
It was an amazing night of music with performances by Agam, well-known Indian fusion band which had a celebrated involvement in the second season of Coke Studio at MTV. The band performed with wonderful Sufi siren Zila Khan, daughter of the legendary sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan. The combination of Agam’s dual sound with Zila’s beautiful melodies was simply masterful and I think I managed to get some decent shots out of it.
The magnificent Arshad Khan playing the Israj
The talented Arshad Khan on the Israj
Lead vocalist for Agam – Harish Sivaramakrishnan
Zila Khan gets started with an amazing night of music
An example of the beautiful light work during the show
The masterful Ishtiaq on the Tabla:Dholak
The amazing Zila Khan performing at “An Evening of Sufi Rock” at D.P.S Whitefield in Bangalore
Agam’s lead guitarist – T. Praveen Kumar
The amazing Ajay Prasanna on the Flute
Bass Guitarist for Agam – Vignesh Lakshminarayanan
The masterful Arshad Khan on the Israj
Lead Vocalist for Agam – Harish Sivaramakrishnan – showing his talents on the Violin