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23 December 2023

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Friends of Music // Celebrating 5 years of Anirudh Varma Collective

1AQ, New Delhi
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On a chilly night almost thirty years ago, Friends of Music (FOM) first delighted music aficionados in Delhi, beginning a glorious tradition binding music-lovers together to relish the magic of the local talents who performed in periodic FOM gatherings.  Founded by Teamwork’s Mohit Satyanand, his sister Kanika Satyanand, member of the popular 80s girl-band ‘Just Us’, and the late Singer Valentine Shipley, FOM presented a distinctive culture of music and camaraderie while showcasing diverse music by a range of artists across genres. 

In 2023, Teamwork Arts has brought back the evocative and nostalgic spirit of the original Friends of Music evenings by re-igniting the concert series experience, offering a captivating setting for audiences to savour music that is both soul-stirring and lilting.

Over the years, past editions of FOM have featured remarkable artists including Indian Ocean, Peter Cat Recording Co., Sain Zahoor, Raghu Dixit, L. Subramaniam and this Christmas, it returns even bigger and better.

The 2023 Friends of Music event celebrates the 5-year milestone of the Anirudh Varma Collective. Led by composer, pianist and producer Anirudh Varma, the collective comprises over 150 musicians & artistes. They aim to discover, re-discover, and present the tradition & diversity of Indian music in a contemporary yet rooted manner. This concert will unite over 40 musicians from across India, epitomising the essence of FOM through a remarkable ensemble collaboration.

Against the backdrop of the majestic Qutub Minar, under a magnificent banyan tree, attendees can expect a diverse sample of cuisine, familiar faces from the music-loving community, and listen to some remarkable musical talents from the Indian Indie music circuit.

In the spirit of building community and togetherness, the evening will also feature the launch of the exclusive Friends of the Arts membership card, a special access pass for connoisseurs of art, music and literature.

Live Performance


near Qutab Minar, Seth Sarai, Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India



Anirudh Varma Collective
The Anirudh Varma Collective is a contemporary Indian classical ensemble from New Delhi, India. It is led by pianist, composer & producer, Anirudh Varma. The Anirudh Varma Collective, an empanelled ensemble with the ICCR, comprises over 150 musicians & artistes from across India, America, and Canada. The Collective aims to discover, re-discover, and present the tradition & diversity of Indian music in a contemporary yet rooted manner in order to make Indian Classical music accessible to audiences of all age groups and backgrounds. The Collective has released 2 full-length albums, Perspectives (2018) and Homecoming (2022), and they have staged more than 500 performances, both in India and abroad. The Collective has recently completed their debut USA Tour, having performed at 15 concerts across 9 cities.



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Friends of Music // Celebrating 5 years of Anirudh Varma Collective

23 December 2023 | 06:00 PM

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