Music Festival Global Guitar Gita 2018

GGG 18 - judges © Infinite Souls

Fri, 19.10.2018 -
Sun, 21.10.2018

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore

716, CMH Road
Indiranagar 1st Stage

Now in its 6th year, the All India Fingerstyle, organised by long-standing partner Infinite Souls, expands to an international competition and becomes Global Guitar Gita (GGG), open to guitarists of all styles and forms, from anywhere in the world. GGG will not only offer a platform to budding artists but also provide them the long term vision of how to be authentic creators in a global market. Through constant advocacy for guitar and provision of learning and expression opportunities, we want to contribute to the growth of a community. 

Heiko Plank GGG18 © Heiko Plank Heiko Plank from Heidelberg in Germany will participate in the Festival, both as GGG judge, as well as performer at  World Guitar Nights (WGN). Heiko is well known for his unique style and as an arranger, composer and performer. He is also renowned for his guitar invention - The Plank - and will be a valuable addition to both WGN and as a GGG judge, as he has an ear to the ground as far as contemporary music and trends are concerned.

Other artists performing at WGN include: Konarak Reddy (India), Sándor Szabó (Hungary), Adam Tvrdý (Czech Republic) and John Ainsworth (UK).

♦ Day 1 - October 19, 8.00 p.m.
Opening in the presence of Bangalore's guitar maestros Dr. Prakash Sontakke and Tony Das
World Guitar Nights by Heiko Plank, Konarak Reddy, Sándor Szabó & Adam Tvrdý
Entry: Rs. 250

♦ Day 2 - October 20, 8.00 p.m.
World Guitar Nights by Heiko Plank, Konarak Reddy, Sándor Szab, Adam Tvrdý & John Ainsworth
Entry: Rs. 250

♦ Day 3 - October 21, 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Guitar Clinic
Fee: Rs. 2000 | 10 % discount for schools & colleges

The Guitar Clinic led by the WGN artists has become an Infinite Souls tradition, offering foreign artists and local musicians the opportunity to network and interact with the local performance community. 

♦ Day 3 - October 21, 8.00 p.m.
Global Guitar Gita Competition LIVE Finals + Awards
Entry: Pay what you like / Rs. 100 on Instamojo

Inauguration by 2016 All India FingerStyle WINNER Joey Sharma
Opening Performance by guitarist Zui Kumar-Reddy & singer/songwriter Kaya Rao Shetty

Competition finalists:
Shashank Verma (Bhopal)
Tamish Pulappadi (Bangalore)
Divtej Singh (Chandigarh)
Vishnu R (Bangalore)
Abhishek Goswami (Jaipur)
Legsang Sherpa (Bangalore)
Nanda Kishore (Bangalore)
Benry Moses Odyuo (Nagaland)
Suvankar Ghosh (Mumbai)
Aditya Aloysius Roy (Darjeeling)
Rohan Raveesh (Bangalore)