Friday, 15 January 2010
First Night: The Manganiyar Seduction
Roysten Abel has transformed in Hyde Park a traditional Indian music concert into dazzling theatrical event, placing 44 Rajasthani musicans in a whimsical „magic box” structure. Inspired by the windows of Amsterdam red light district, the individual curtained compartments are framed by carnival lights, opening one by one to reveal a solo musician, then another and another.. The build-up of instruments and voices unfolds into a lush spectacle of melody, rhytm and song.