Magnetic Music Season 02: Elevating the Indian Fusion Vibe at ZLB23, The Leela Palace Bengaluru

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Bengaluru: Bengaluru’s thriving music scene is set to reach new heights with the return of Magnetic Music Season 02 at ZLB23, the clandestine gem of The Leela Palace Bengaluru. Following the roaring success of the inaugural season in December 2023, this much-anticipated event launched on June 11 and will run until June 21, 2024. With a focus on Indian fusion, Season 02 promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts.

A Curation of World-Class Artists

ZLB23 has quickly established itself as a prestigious platform for world-acclaimed artists, earning accolades such as being ranked 6th by the 30 Best Bars in India and recognized as one of the Great Bars of the World by the Icons of Whisky Awards. This season, the line-up features an incredible array of nine bands from across the country, each bringing their unique take on Indian fusion music.

An Exquisite Line-Up

11 June: Karthik Mani’s “Mani and Sarvo Project,” featuring Tejasvi Raghunath, combines the mystical sounds of the handpan and percussion with melodious flute, promising a nostalgic and high-energy evening.

12 June: Apoorva Krishna, the award-winning violinist and composer, presents music from her acclaimed album *Intuition*, blending Carnatic roots with global influences.

13 June: MoonArra, founded by Jagadeesh Ramanujam Mudambi and Madhuri Jagadeesh, delivers Afro-Indian fusion that has graced international jazz festivals and concert stages. 

14 June: Hindustani Folk with Prakash Sontakke, a Grammy-associated artist known for his innovative Hawaiian slide guitar performances and compositions.

15 June: Jatayu Chennai presents an intimate acoustic set, fresh from their success at the Fuji Rock Festival, blending Carnatic music with contemporary genres.

18 June: Varun Nimbolkar Collective, featuring founders of Ideas Boutique, Art Escape, and The Live Music Project, offering a cultural celebration of music, art, and more.

19 June: Aaikyam, showcasing the diverse talents of Vaibhav Wavikar, Niranjan Joshi, and Omkar Dhumal, blending various musical genres and instruments.

20 June: Skin Wind & String brings together the Hindustani Tabla, Flute, Carnatic Mridangam, Khanjira, and fusion guitar for a unique auditory experience.

21 June: Rajasthan Roots, closing the season with their captivating folk fusion, and a special performance by three-time Grammy award-winning Ricky Kej, known for his environmental advocacy and global music influence.

The Essence of ZLB23

Madhav Sehgal, Area Vice President – South India, The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts, emphasizes the core pillar of Magnetic Music at ZLB23. “While Season 01 highlighted Jazz and R&B from around the world, Season 02 brings Indian Fusion back to its roots, committed to delivering original, curated music for our discerning guests. We are confident that this season will be an even bigger hit with our patrons.”

A Speakeasy Experience

ZLB23 exudes the vibe of a speakeasy tucked away in a 5-star hotel, boasting vintage décor and a hidden entrance. This exclusive space transports guests back to the era of Prohibition with its surreal decor and theatrical concoctions. The mixologists craft prohibition cocktails with unique flavours and stories, while the menu features rare and premium spirits alongside fabled food that revives lost recipes from the East.

A Decadent Backdrop

The Leela Palace Bengaluru, built amidst nine acres of lush gardens, is a decadent palace featuring 357 elegant and spacious rooms and suites. Inspired by the Royal Palace of Mysore and the Vijayanagar Empire, its architecture reflects the grandeur of bygone eras. The hotel offers a host of restaurants, bars, and The Royal Club, providing personalized business and leisure services in a luxurious setting.

A Magnet for Original Music

With its commitment to original and curated music, ZLB23 at The Leela Palace Bengaluru has become a noteworthy destination for exclusive events. Magnetic Music Season 02 is set to further elevate this venue’s status, offering a cultural and musical journey that is not to be missed.

For reservations and more information about the Magnetic Music Season 02 at ZLB23, visit The Leela Palace Bengaluru’s official website or contact their concierge services.

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