The recent imposition of prohibitory orders in Latur fearing water riots validates the dreadful hypothesis about approaching water wars. Artists from India and abroad are trying to use their art forms to draw public attention towards water conservation.
The upcoming "Echoes of empty vessels" concert is being organised by NGO Sarvam foundation at Bipin Chandra Pal Auditorium on April 16 to allow artists from different nations appeal to people with a ready water access for an attitudinal change.
The concert features a star performance from celebrated ghatam (empty earthen pot used as a musical instrument) and violin player Elathur N. Hari Narayanan.
"What could be a better way of representing empty vessels in millions of Indian households than by playing the empty vessel itself," asked Sarvam founder Nehha Bhatnagar.
"This special performance is an attempt not just to revive this dying Indian performing art but also to make people aware of the modern day problem - the acute water scarcity," she added.
The international artists performing at the concert include Fakhroddin Ghaffari from Iran, Nawa Lanzilotti from the US and Lise Moulet from France; this plus a fusion of Kathak with Persian and Arabic dance forms.
Nehha Bhatnagar will perform Bharata natyam and Anamika will present poetry to bring awareness about water conservation.
When: April 16
Timings: 6.45 pm to 8.30 pm
Venue: Bipin Chandra Pal Auditorium, CR Park