Music fest to start from Nov 1
Artists such as Parween Sultana, Pt Bhajan Sopori, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt Jasraj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and others will participate in the Delhi Classical Music Festival beginning November 2. The artists will perform at Kamani Auditorium during the four-day festival. From the mellifluous sounds of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia’s flute to the euphonious play of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s sarod, the festival has everything to mesmerise the connoisseurs of Indian music.
The festival will showcase nine artists with an interesting mix of veterans and fresh talent. According to the organisers, the festival will begin with vocal rendition of Sangeet Samragini Begum Parween Sultana and a santoor performance by Pt Bhajan Sopori.
“The origins of Indian classical music can be found in the Vedas, the oldest scriptures in the Hindu tradition dating back to 1500 BC. However, over the centuries, our music has incorporated inputs from multiple sources and has enriched itself with confluence of different traditions that met in the Indian subcontinent. Our instruments have held their own even in times of digital and techno driven musical instruments. Indian classical music is a true representative of our rich identity,” said Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia.