Indian Classical Music and Dance Festival in Delhi

By IANSlife

New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife): Since its inception 40 years ago, the Ustad Karamatullah Khan Memorial Music Society has been one of the most sought after music festivals for Indian artists and connoisseurs of Indian music and culture. This year, to expand its footprint, it will host a two-day Indian classical music and dance festival on April 23-24, 2022 to preserve, nurture and promote the Indian classical music community.

Day 1

Ustad Wasim Ahmed Khan – Vocals – Waseem Ahmed Khan’s lineage is enviable. Representative of Agra Gharana, Khan is a direct descendant of the mainstays who created this stylistically unique and rich repertoire. The Agra style is heavily influenced by dhrupad gayaki (vocalization).

Forty Fingers of Farukhabad Tabla quartet by Ust. Sabir Khan and Sons – Following a 900-year-old family tradition, Ustad Sabir Khan introduced his three sons to the art of Indian classical music from childhood. Ustad Sabir Khan pioneered with his sons several inventive, seductive and interesting compositions in fixed rhythmic cycles with proper accompaniment on Sarangi / Harmonium. Generations of dedicated training and practice lie behind this remarkable fusion of four imaginations in the Forty Fingers of Farukhabad.

Day 2

Samraggi Ghosh -Kathak – Samraggi Ghosh prepared as a Kathak as well as a Kathakali performer. She has performed extensively in places like London, Germany and Australia to name a few. She has performed in all major conferences in India.

(Sitar-Violin Jugalbandi) Pandit Partha Bose – Sitar – Partha Bose is recognized as one of the most respected sitar masters in the world of Indian classical music. Introduced to the Sitar at the age of 6, Partha underwent intensive training in the most authentic traditions of Guru Shishya Parampara under the tutelage of Pandit Monoj Shankar of Maihar Gharana.

Pandit Santosh Nahar (violin) – Dr. Santosh Kumar Nahar comes from a family of traditional musicians, the Mishra Gharana of Bhagalpur. His guru was his father, Professor Prahlad Prasad Mishra himself a singer and director of the Patna Institute of Music. He received vocal training from his uncles as well as his brothers. His violin guru was Shri TM Patnaik.

Date: April 23 and 24, 2022

Time – from 7 p.m.

Venue – Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Center Lodhi Road, New Delhi

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