The 11 musical INK talks which will get you up on your feet!

We try our best to mix serious with fun at the INK Conferences, to give you a break from all the talking and an opportunity to shake a leg! Watch some of the foot-tapping  musical performances we’ve had over the years on the INK stage and maybe you can dance along to the beats (like some of our enthusiastic INK members on the right)!

large_Usha_UthupUsha Uthup

The Voice

Skyfall in a Sari
Legendary singer Usha Uthup is joined on stage by her daughter and granddaughter for some foot-tapping, soulful music. In a sari, no doubt!


large_Bickram_Ghosh_WebBickram Ghosh

New-age percussionist

Rhythm Jam
Celebrated percussionist Bickram Ghosh introduces the language of rhythm, and ends with a high-spirited, improvised performance on the tabla and drums.


large_Maatibaani_WebMaati Baani: Nirali and Kartik

Musical Duo

Boondan Boondan
Listen to Nirali and Kartik from Maati Baani narrate their approach to working with street musicians and also perform their most popular single, Boondan Boondan!


large_asima_groupAsima Ensemble

Vocal and percussion ensemble

Blue Throat Shiva
Clad in their distinctive white mundus, Kerala’s Asima ensemble gives the ultimate jazz treatment to lyrics in praise of Lord Shiva with their funky beats.


large_Monali_Thakur_weblarge_Shantanu_Moitra_Web_newShantanu Moitra –

Music director, composer

Monali Thakur –

Singer, actress

Understanding Tagore
Musicians Shantanu Moitra and Monali Thakur perform some deeply moving songs of Rabindranath Tagore’s compositions.

large_raghu_2Raghu Dixit

Singer and composer

Everyman’s song
Raghu Dixit combines ethnic music and styles from all across the world to create his own unique blend of beats.



Classical Tabla ensemble

Tabla Ecstasy
In one of INK’s favorite performances, the group Talavya rock the stage with their translation of classic Tabla into contemporary music.


large_joi_barualarge_shruti_hassan_200x200Joi Barua 

Shruti Haasan –

Actress, singer

Tamil meets Assamese
With the tamil lyrics penned by the legendary actor Kamal Haasan himself, Shruti Haasan and Joi Barua perform “Prithibi Ghure” — a beautiful fusion of South Indian and Northeast Indian music.

large_shankar_tuckerShankar Tucker

Clarinetist, composer

Sound of the Hindustani clarinet
INK Fellow Shankar Tucker mesmerizes the audience with his soulful clarinet — a Western instrument he modified to play his distinctive Hindustani style.


large_Vasundhara_DasVasundhara Das


The Shah Hussain Project
Vasundhara Das romances the poetry of the 16th century Sufi poet Shah Hussain, beginning with the soulful “Saiyion Assi,” followed by a song about divine love — “Range So Range,” and ending beautifully with an original composition — “Tum Se.”

large_Dharavi_Rocks_webAbhijit Jejurikar & Dharavi Rockers

Junk Percussion Band

Spirit of Mumbai
An enthusiastic group of children from the Dharavi slums in Mumbai along with musician Abhijit Jejurikar together form the band Dharavi Rockers. Creating music out of waste materials like dru barrels, paint cans and plastic bottles, the group waste no time in getting everyone jumping on their feet!

Happy listening!

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