Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein – A Rock Opera performed by Dastaan LIVE
Hosted By : MEDAI The Stage, Bengaluru
Kabir’s message of love and unity is vitally important in the current discordant times and we feel it important to revive the music of M.K. Raina's seminal play 'Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein', not just as an archive but in a new vibrant format that can reach out to new audiences.
‘Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein’, an iconic play written by the renowned author Bhisham Sahni, is a fictionalised account of the life of Kabir Das, the 14th-century saint-poet and explores his philosophy while critiquing societal issues.The play was directed by renowned theatre person and cultural activist M.K. Raina in 1982 and was notable for its brilliant music composed by the Late Panchanan Pathak. M.K. Raina and Baan G (Dastaan LIVE) came together to reinterpret the visionary music of the play resulting in the creation of 'Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein - a Rock Opera’.
This show re-interprets the music of the play, retaining its core aesthetics and updating the arrangement and instrumentation for modern sensibilities, working with some of the best musicians and theatre practitioners in Delhi. 'Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein - a Rock Opera' premiered at the Mahinda Kabira Festival 2021 and was a resounding success.