Explore the masterstrokes of a multi talented artist
Venue: Pheonix Arena, 7PM onwards
His hands play with sand to create images and narrate stories. Popularly known for his Sand Art, Kanthrisa is an artist with many facets. From creating sculptors to releasing a picture book: Notes of Mushin, Kanthrisa has contributed a lot to the creative industry. Every artist has a signature and what makes Kanthrisa unique is his ability to blend social relevance and emotions into all his creations.
HAF Season 5 brings in some of the creations of Kanthrisa.
Witness breathtaking sufi renditions and soul stirring ghazals
Venue: Chowmahalla Palace, 7PM
Music has the power to touch souls and among the various forms of music, Sufi music is considered the thread that binds human soul to the Almighty. Pooja Gaitonde is a perfect example for the same. Pooja's ghazal renditions are popular for creating a long lasting mystic impact on the listeners. She is known to have the capacity to hook her audiences with notes that stir the heart.
Witness the pioneers of Indian Pop music wave - Live and Unplugged
Venue: HITEX Exhibition Center, 7PM
This band of boys brought in the wave of the rockband concept and stole hearts of millions. Euphoria like its name has been creating Euphoria in the music industry from a very long time. With their quirky beats and sweet lyriced songs, Euphoria has always been a favorite among all age groups.
Fusion Music by Purbayan Chatterjee, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Ojas Adhiya & Sanjoy Das
Venue: The Botanika, 7PM
Experience magic when master musicians join together. A beautiful blend of Instrumental and Vocal. Purbayan Chatterjee's mesmerizing Sitar combines with Mahalakshmi Iyer's melodious Voice, as Ojas' magical fingers play the Tabla and Sanjoy joins with his Guitar, to create music that will mesmerize you.
Expressions of LOVE through Sand Art, Kathak, Vocals, Violin & Painting
Venue: Pheonix Arena, 7PM
Painter and sand artist Kanthrisa and Kathak dancer Nishi Ratnam, combine their magical art forms alongwith Gopi on Violin and Sravanthi on vocals, to explore the different aspects of Love - visible and invisible, material and spiritual. A fine blend of varied art forms coming together to decipher the true meaning of love.
A fun filled carnival exclusively for the underprivileged kids
Venue: Hotel Baseraa, 11AM
Children are the purest hearts and their smiles are the most genuine. Nurturing this belief and with a mission to give back to the society, HAF conducts Smiles to give a fun filled day to under priveleged kids. The idea is to pamper these children with goodie bags, lip smacking snacks and refreshments bring smiles on their face.
A Dance Ballet by Padmabhushan Raja Radha Reddy & Disciples
Venue: To Be Advised, 7PM
Indian Classical dance has always been held in high regard. However, it is the couple, Raja Radha Reddy who have managed to put Kuchipudi as a dance form on the global platform. Their sheer commitment and dedication towards the art form, they have spread great awareness among the current generation to adopt the dance form. Recognising their contribution, the Government of India has conferred them with Padma Sri and Padma Bhushan.
Niladri Kumar is a global icon and is the 5th generation Sitar Player. From melodies to foot tapping tunes, he is an unconventional sitar player who plays hindustani classical with equal ease as he plays fusion. His indepth understanding of the art, made him innovate the traditional instrument Sitar and introduce his own version of sitar i.e. Zitar.
When everyone thought that the culture of theatre and stand up comedy is fading, it is this bunch of crazy, creative and gutsy group of youngsters who made it loud and clear that theatre can never die. With performances across all cities, Evam has not only brought a modern flavor to theatre but also set an example for all aspiring artists to pursue their passion and assured that every talent has platform.
Rhythmic movements interweaved with classic poetry
Venue: Aalankrita Resorts, 7PM
'Porous Earth - The Journey of A River', is a thematic dance production choreographed by Guru Hemamalini Arni. This dance presentation is based on an English poem by the same name written by Tejdeep Kaur Menon, IPS. Porous Earth is portrayed through contemporary Bharatanatyam and addresses various compelling issues of the society like water pollution and women empowerment through its narrative.
High energy band blending Indian folk, pop & rock.
Venue: To Be Advised, 7PM
Masala Coffee is a young and energetic band that performs foot tapping numbers in the genres of Indian folk, pop and rock. Masala Coffee burst into the independent music scene with its eclectic mix of songs. The band has dished out songs of all genres – ranging from rock to melody.
A soul stirring journey in flute by the master himself
Venue: Shilpakalavedika, 7PM
This legendary artist needs no introduction. He has enthralled the global audience and is known for his soul-stirring renditions of Hindustani rags and breathtaking fusion. Born in Allahabad, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the Indian Classical flutist has been the torch bearer for this art since ages. His contribution to this fine art has inspired many and recognizing his contribution he has been conferred with an array of awards that include Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and many more.