'Yatra; Journey, a live music concert' will be a tribute to Scottish army officer Colin Mackenzie, who travelled from the Isle of Lewis to Indian shores in 1783 to study about the culture and languages of the country, Debanjan Chakrabarti, the director of British Council East and North East India, told PTI today.
"The programme will see a confluence of Indian classical music and Gaelic songs from Scotland. There is an eclectic mix of musicians involved in this project," he said.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of British Council in India, Chakrabarti said, adding that the concert is musical homage to the epic journey Mackenzie made to India.
UK-based Tabla player Dalbir Singh Rattan, one of the participants of the concert, said the 12 'Sur' (musical notes) is the same for both western and Indian music.
"No matter what the country, music speaks the same language everywhere," he said.
The museum has also organised a Colin Mackenzie exhibition on this occasion, Maclean said.
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