Working for an another cause UMAK Centre for Culture brought us the two-day UMAK Festival that kicked started on 2 June at the India Habitat Centre. The festival was organised in support of Outcome Foundation for ailing the cancer patients in India.
The festival is held every year and this year it featured an orchestral ensemble and dance presentation by the students of UMAK Centre for Culture. The opening day of the festival featured sitar recitals by Pandit Debu Chaudhuri (Padma Bhushan Awardee ).
The second day of the festival featured another grand affair featuring the famous sitarist of India Pandit Prateek Chaudhuri and a Santoor Jugalbandi concert by Santoor Maestro Pandit Bhajan Sopri (Padmashri Awardee ) and his son Abhay Sopori. In addition, the maestros were also accompanied by famous tabla player Ustad Akram Khan and Ustad Rafiuddin Sabri.