‘Roopa in Flux’ was a melting moment for the music of different genres as a small audience was overjoyed with a different kind of presentation as a part of the ‘Park New festival’ at Hyderabad. Roopa Mahadevan on the vocals, Anjna Swaminathan on violin, and Guy Mintus on the digital piano created an amalgamation of Rhythm & Blues (R&B) Soul, Hip Hop, Carnatic classical with Jazz elements resulting in the crowd asking for more.
Roopa Mahadevan in concert with Guy Mintus and Anjna Swaminathan at the ‘Park New Festival’
Guy Mintus is a Jazz musician settled in New York but has spent his childhood in Israel, Iraq and Morocco. His training in ‘Makam’ tradition of Persian music has helped him to easily blend and integrate his musical thoughts with Indian raga system. Guy Mintus showed his prowess in the rendition of rhythms also due to his training from tabla teacher Samir Chatterjee in New York. He could easily match the ‘Konnakol/Padhanth’(recitation of percussion syllables) with other artistes and create a beautiful flow of sounds.