WePlay in India
Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, DJ, Composer but above all a music-lover, David Walters is clearly a man who wears many hats with aplomb. He has previously shared the stage with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Arthur H and Tracy Chapman. This talented musician will be travelling to India with his project WePlay and collaborating with various local artists whilst performing in Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The tour is being piloted by the Alliance Française de Bangalore from September 19 to September 30 with the support of Institut Français in Paris and in India.
Inspired by his travels, David Walters’ original soundtracks paint a vivid picture of the countries he has visited : United States, South Africa, South Korea, Colombia, Cuba and now India! His music takes us on a journey to the four corners of a world populated with colorful characters who live for music. He records and photographs his subjects thereby turning music into a pretext to meet people and to plunge in their culture.
A clip of how the song Salsa Chocolate was born during David Walters’ trip to Cuba :
WePlay is an immersive multimedia experience combining a concert and projection videos. On stage, surrounded by acoustic and electronic instruments, David gives a free hand to plastic artists, musicians, visual artists and dancers to participate. The public also gets a chance to interact with these local performers via meetings or creative residencies before the actual performance. In essence, WePlay LIVE is a visual journey through images. An original video is created for each show making each performance a visual and aural painting.
In Jaipur, David Walters will collaborate with a Rajasthani folk group called Rajasthan Roots. In Hyderabad, he will share the stage with renowned flautist Nagaraju. In Bangalore, he will work with artists from different backgrounds including Chaitra Sontakke (Hindustani vocals), Geetha Navale (Veena), Arjun MPN (Flute) and Deepti Nagendra (Bharathnatyam).
Cultural Coordinator, Alliance Française de Bangalore