NCPA Mumbai to Host its First ‘EDM’ Show
Popular electronic music artists Dualist Inquiry and Anish Sood will perform at a two-day electronic music event on August 27-28th
This news might come as a shock to some, but the National Centre for the Performing Arts is all set to host its first-ever ‘EDM’ fest next weekend. With an aim to draw a younger crowd, the reputed culture hub in Mumbai – known for hosting Western classical concerts, dance recitals and film screenings — will play host to Goa-based electronic music producer Anish Sood and New Delhi producer and guitarist Sahej Bakshi aka Dualist Inquiry. The two-day event, titled ‘Electric – Electronic Dance Music Redefined,’ presented in association with Budweiser, will be held on August 27-28th. Dualist Inquiry will take the stage for the first show followed by Sood the next day.
“The NCPA has never stepped into this territory before. If this historic move is well- received, we may look at doing this more regularly,” says the NCPA Chairman, Khushroo N. Suntook. Apparently, the NCPA’s decision to add electronic music to its roster was a long time coming. Although electronic music is more popular than ever today and has the ability to pull in large crowds and funding from sponsors, the NCPA has decided to wait and watch before making electronic music nights a monthly feature. “The NCPA has always been here to promote the performing arts in India,” adds Suntook.
The response to the event has been so far favorable on social media and on the artists’ platforms – something which could even signal the start of a new legacy for the NCPA. Says Suntook, “We have always had the support of our loyal audiences. If the city does support us in this decision then we will use their thoughts and ideas to carefully curate the next set of artists.”