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Infinity or Bust

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Good news for aging hippies and new-age boomers: Anantta has brought his “country and eastern” pickin’ and grinnin’ to this year’s fringe. While much of his whimsical patter is clever, all too often Anantta resorts to corny puns that become tedious to the cynical or to those uninitiated into the world of pan-Eastern philosophy.

His rudimentary banjo playing wouldn’t pass muster at the free stage in Old Market Square, but while you may not leave the show humming any of his tunes, you may have some profound questions to meditate on, such as “Can a pig pull a hamstring?”

Although advertised as a 60-minute show, it was a brisk 40 minutes, which meant Anantta didn’t overstay his welcome.

— Ben Wiebe

 

From the Fringe program:

Anantta is an original songwriter born with a saffron soul. His new songs of spirit CD "INFINITY OR BUST" is a fusion of deep folk - soulful roots and mountain minor modal bluesy-grass banjo stylings. Mixed with mystical melodies, distilled flow of esoteric lyrics and enchanting brand of philosophical humour and crazy wisdom. Anantta has performed in India, Bermuda, the USA, Canada, the Middle East, Germany, Israel, Cyprus, Syria and above the 99th parallel.

"Truly an Appalachian Shakespeare" - Jan Kudelka

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