In order to revive the interest in our traditional art forms, both musical and performing arts and to spread and revive its famed position amongst the present younger generation, the Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan and Sri Ram Centre For Performing Arts with the help of HCL, SRF Ltd., Modern School, Art Karat and Lemon Tree Hotels are actively encouraging the legendary guru-shishya parampara in the ‘Mehfil- Andaz’ through their programmes.
The festival titled- “Swami Haridas-Tansen-Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav” will begin on January 8 and will be on till January 11.
Artists participating in the festival include Ustad Shujat Khan (Sitar), Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty (Vocal), Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (Vocal), Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute), Ustad Aashish Khan (Sarod), Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena), Pt. Chhannulal Mishra (Vocal), Anoushka Shankar (Sitar), Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan (Sarod) and Uma Sharma (Kathak).
Performing continuously in Swami Haridas-Tansen- Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav Uma Sharma famous kathak dancer says “Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a festival delicated to Swami Haridas and Mian Tansen.”
The old, classical style of presenting music to music-lovers was prevalent during the Mughal period and exemplified by the two great musical geniuses of India, the venerable saint-musician, poet and composer of Brindavan, Swami Haridas and his illustrious disciple Mian Tansen – Baiju Bawra.
In order to expand its scale and to reach out to many more States and encourage especially the younger generation and to keep alive the Indian cultural ethos, traditions and values, and also to enriching the cultural and spiritual fabric of the society Bhartiya Sangeet Sadan and Sri Ram Centre for Performing arts are organising this festival.
Swami Haridas–Tansen Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav has been enchanting the connoisseurs, music lovers in Delhi for the past 13 years at a modest scale.
Some superb music is presented before an audience who is interested, conversant and enthusiastic about the tradition and classical music and performing arts.
When: January 8 to 11
Where: Shankar Lal Hall, Modern School , Barakhamba Road
Timings: 6pm onwards