Dastaan Live

Dastaan Live is an exploration of the Indian condition through a multi-arts experience that combines live music with the visual arts, sound & light design to tell the story of New Delhi.

With music composed by Anirban Ghosh and Sumant Balakrishnan at its foundation, Dastaan live is driven by visuals and poetry from Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Sahir Ludhianvi, Majaz, Nazir and Baba Nagarjuna. They seek to explore new ways to make the show more immersive for audience members and provide a forum to cast light on their own experiences and perspectives on the issues raised during our performance. Dastaan Live is a genre-defying performance that has acquired a cult following among Delhi’s young with just nine shows since March. Is it theatre? Is it a rock concert? Is it protest music? A multimedia spectacle? It is all and none of these, as it fuses classic and contemporary Hindi/ Urdu poetry about life in our times, our cities, and the struggle of the ordinary man.

The theatre community in New Delhi has been particularly responsive to Dastaan Live, whether it is by extending their support to us, providing insightful criticism to help us make the show better or by creating a space for the show that the independent music scene simply cannot provide. Bands like Astitva, The Local Train,etc. have all brought the genre to a new phase.

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Dastaan Live Members

Anirban Ghosh – Co-founder, Bass

Sumant Balakrishnan – Co-founder, guitar and vocals

Nikhil Vasudevan – Drums

Subhanshu Singh – Guitars and Vocals

JagtindJagtinder Singh Sidhu – Hindustani Vocals

Sudheer Rikhari – Vocals

Varun Guota – Percussuions

Yashah Chandra – Live Projections and Design

Daastan Live Songs

Jhoom Jhoom

Enna Pyaar and many more.

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Additional Details
  • Sufi
  • Fusion
    Performance Languages
  • Hindi
    Performance Duration
  • 90 Mins
  • 120 Mins
    Willing To Travel
  • Local
  • Nationwide
  • International