Merging tradition with new melodies
Traditional music is often associated with connoisseurs who devote time towards their passion, to listen to their favourite genre. To give a musical treat Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra had organised the 69th edition of Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival in the national Capital.
It concluded on Sunday after overwhelming performances by the country’s music luminaries such as Pt Nagaraja Rao Havaldar, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Pandit M Venkatesh Kumar, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Pandit Ulhas N Kashalkar, Ustad Rashid Khan, Rakesh Chaurasia and Pandit Jasraj.
The festival, which was inaugurated by Padamshri, Shobha Deepak Singh on Thursday, aimed to showcase the musical culture and tradition that never ceases to enthrall the youngsters.
Padamshri Shobha Deepak Singh, director and vice chairperson - Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra said: “The Kendra, in keeping with its tradition of nurturing India’s rich cultural heritage, is proud to present this year, the 69th edition of the country’s oldest music festival —Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival.”
“In its nascent years, it was only the senior artists who enjoyed august positioning on this prestigious podium, but now, younger talent has received due appreciation, alongside senior artistes.
“We are proud of how the erstwhile young talent found glorious wings in the Indian and global arenas. We try and improvise on the presentations by having variations of the accompanying instrumental artists,” she added.