Sanjari: Folk music returns to the Capital
To introduce fading music of different parts of the country to Delhiites, Indira Gandhi National Art Center is organising a series titled "Sanjari: Ek Bharat-Shreshth Bharat." The event, which will be held every month from its 30th foundation day, will help in maintaining the existence of folk music.
The center has so far organized 7 successful "Sanjari: Ek Bharat-Shreshth Bharat" in which Arunachal, Bihar and Rajasthan, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Delhi and Sikkim folk artists have presented their classical forms of music.
In the 8th series of "Sanjari: Ek Bharat-Shreshth Bharat" series, the academy has so far organized performance by folk artists from six different states. The famous folk singer of Madhya Pradesh, Krishna Verma and her team performed the Malvi folk songs in the first session of the first day. In the second session, Ranjit Gogoi from Assam presented popular folk music of Assam with the troupe in front of the audience.
Krishna Verma is famous for folk singing and folk drama. She is also a well known artist for Malwa's famous heritage 'Sanja' and 'Mandna', and her works are displayed in museums of many countries.
Krishna started his singing with Ganesh Vandana, "Gauri Ka Nand Ganesh Manavan Ho Ji" followed by a welcome song "Tambolan". In continuation, she sang "kanchan Thal Sajavo albeli motiyan chok puravo","mewaji aap barso ne dharti nibje …." Haldi song" and more. In total, she sang 11 folk songs of Malawa.
Ranjit Gogoi started his presentation with Assamese Dhol. After this, he presented the song 'Bor Geet' based on the devotion of Krishna Bhakti by the spiritual guru of Assam Shankar Deb and his disciple Madhavdev.
His performance included folk songs of different tribes of Assam like Hajong, Karabi and Rabaha Tribes. They sang the famous Bagurunbha song of Bodo tribe as well. He finished the performance with the Assamese famous Bihu song.
On the second day the series, folk artist from Jharkhand and Manipur will be presenting their folk songs at IGNCA Auditorium. The entry is free for all.