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Visit of Indian Naval Ship INS 'Shardul' and Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS 'Varuna' to Mauritius

PERFORMANCE BY INDIAN NAVAL BAND (Caudan Waterfront - October 18-19, 2009)

          During the port call by the Indian ships, INS ‘Shardul’ and ICGS ‘Varuna’, a musical performance has been planned by the Indian Naval Band on October 18, 2009 from 1700 hrs to 1830 hrs and on October 19, 2009 from 1530 hrs to 1700 hrs at the Caudan Waterfront. The 17 musicians onboard the visiting ships belong to the Southern Naval Command Band of the Indian Navy based at Kochi. The performance will mostly consist of popular Hindi songs in addition to a few western notes.

2.  Indian Naval Bands have participated at several prestigious international events and performed with reputed Bands across the globe. Their performances have enthralled audience all over the world over the years. These musicians are proud Ambassadors of India and have spread the message of universal peace and harmony across the seas.  

3.  The musicians of the Indian Naval Band are known for their expertise in performing martial tunes. They also perform popular eastern and western notes. The Indian Naval Band has been improvising on Hindustani Classical music and Carnatic ragas in various forms and genres, to create a vibrant mélange with the western and jazz music.  They put to use brass instruments such as cornet, French horn and the trombone, woodwind instruments such as flute, oboe, clarinet and saxophone and percussion instruments such as timpani, jazz drums and xylophone.

Port Louis
October 15, 2009

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