Kabir is a timeless mystic who didn’t believe in boundaries. His words ring true even six centuries later, and they are being woven into something just as boundless, music, by Neeraj Arya's Kabir Café. Performing only the verses of Kabir, the band uses pop, reggae, rock, folk fusion and Carnatic flavours in their quest to make Kabir’s verses comprehensible through contemporary music to the rest of the world that is alienated from traditional Kabir folk music. Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe has Neeraj Arya on vocals and rhythm guitars, Mukund Ramaswamy on violin, Raman Iyer on Mandolin, Viren Solanki on Percussions and Poubuanpou Britto KC on bass guitar presenting the poetry of Kabir in a musically interesting fashion without compromising its lyrical beauty. Having played over 475 gigs across the lengths and breadths of India, the band recently released their debut album ‘Panchrang –Musical Echoes of Kabir’, which has 12 of their most colourful renditions of Kabir, amidst much fanfare.
Date: 11 February 2017
Place: Fateh Sagar Paal