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Amidst mudras and raagas

 MPost |  2016-04-05 21:30:24.0  |  New Delhi

Amidst mudras and raagas

Music and dance are dependent on each other and to showcase the smooth amalgamation of the two art forms and its nuances, Rhythm Society is going to present ‘Smriti 2016’ -an Indian classical music and dance festival in the national Capital and Dehradun.

‘Smriti’ is  a four-day Indian classical music and dance festival. It is a gateway for propagating traditional music and performing arts, to widen up the horizon of the people by facilitating them with a platform. 

Their main motive is to spread better understanding about diverse cultural heritage and to evolve the art form. The festival will be a blend of country’s eminent maestros, with the vibrancy of exceptional young talents, without alienating the intrinsic heritage and successfully meeting the challenge of enjoying unabated opportunity.

Smriti 2016 will stage some iconic jugalbandis, collaborative infusions with folk, captivating tribal martial dance and a mesmerising classical Kathak recital, carrying forward the culture of bringing together the young talented mavens and maestros together.

The young Sitar-Sarod duo- Aayush Mohan Gupta and Lakshya Mohan Gupta will be opening the festival and will be accompanied by Tabla artist, Abhishek Mishra.

The first day of the festival will have a genre of Indian tribal martial dance form Mayurbhanj Chhau presented by the royal ancestry of renowned Mayurbhanj Chhau performers and the grandsons of Sangeet Natak Academy awardee, Guru Anant Charan Saibabu. They will be accompanied by a group of talented dancers from Gurukul Chhau Dance Sangam.

The second day of the festival will have ‘Desert Storm’, a unique concept that brings the best of multi genre, intermingling the rustic charms of the deserts with the classical Indian music performed by the maestros, Pandit Salil Bhatt (Satvik Veena), disciple of Grammy awardee Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Udai Mazudmar (Tabla) of Benaras gharana and the Manganiyars of Rajasthan - Kutla Khan (Khartaal), Roshan Khan (vocals/Harmonium) and Goram Khan (Dholak).

The festival will come to an end with the enthralling and mesmerising Kathak dance recital by Namrta Rai, disciple of Late Dr Madhukar Anand and Pandit Udai Mazumdar.

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