A special groove to making corporate get togethers memorable
Multi faceted multi instrument group
Since its inception in 2006, MoonArra has performed at major festivals in India, significant overseas international festivals, corporate shows, pub shows, art galleries, clubs, museums, outdoor, sporting events, product launches, wine tasting and specialty food tasting events etc. Blending the distinct and rich styles of Hindustani, Carnatic, jazz and other world sounds, MoonArra’s performances are a heady combination of soulful melody, rich vocal textures, pulsating beats, searing solos, interactive – a musical performance that’s never harsh and always unwinding at the end of a long day Our dynamic performances on stage are often interspersed with popular Indian or western songs on request – with our own special rendition On requirement MoonArra also does workshops, lec dems, etc. to enhance existing skills in all age groups
Performance - Spellbinding
Performed at major festivals in India – Bengaluru Habba, Fete De La Musique in Ahmedabad, Chennai and Bangalore, Mad Festival Ooty, Jagriti Festival of music and Dance, Fireflies Festival, BSM JazzFusion festival, Delhi International Jazz Festival Specially invited to perform overseas at Java Jazz Festival Indonesia 2009, Bangkok Jazz Festival 2010, opening of Liitle India inauguration by PM Manmohan Singh in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Its members have individually toured and performed at festivals overseas in Canada, USA, Spain, Ireland, Turkey, London, Norway, Germany. As MoonArra and individually we have performed corporate shows all over India for major corporate clients and repeat performances for quite a few clients in the IT, Telecom, Hotel, publishing, airline, banking and product launches,etc. Guest musicians and artistes are often and can be added as per the requirement/request of clients –eg. Ghazal, sufi,film music, western retro,etc.
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Jagadeesh M.R – Guitars and Oud. Honed over three decades Jagadeesh’s styles range from mellow classical to jazz and rock influenced sounds as he switches from playing the nylon acoustic guitar to steel electric or world sounds with the Oud. Jagadeesh also ‘scats’ to add to the vocal dynamics of the group. Madhuri – With her deep tonal vocal quality Madhuri seamlessly moves between genres but focusing on jazz, Indian classical and world feel varying with each composition, be it vocal or instrumental. Prakash Sontakke – Easily the most recognisable face of slide guitar in India today and internationally, Prakash Sontakke brings a rich classical Hindustaani tradition with his evocative slide guitar playing and vocals – and playing western genres with effortless ease. His increasing forays into Bollywood and other film music brings in the nuances of popular culture. Karthik Mani – Playing a wide variety of percussion from the Ghatam, khanjira, drums, the Peruvian ‘Cajon” and with his fiery ‘Konnakol” (art of vocal rhythm) Karthik leaves audiences gasping for more as he interacts and coaxes them into joining him in an impromptu Konnakol ‘game’ or musical math! Wilson Kenneth – Playing the electric bass guitar, Kenny as he’s known holds a solid groove and engineers the audio on stage and constantly works with alternative bands in studio and on stage
Also customise small scale productions and curate small and large scale festivals for music and arts foundations, organisations/institutions, etc. for all age groups on request. Currently working on a large scale production involving music and related arts (multimedia) aiming at bringing together fine performing and applied arts. Also customise requests made by philanthropists or charities or NGOs who support causes or to spread awareness or raise funds.
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