Melding classical music with contemporary

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra is organising the 73rd Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival 2020 in the national capital from March 12 to 15 at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra Lawns.

The four day festival will see country's music luminaries include Prashant and Nishant Mallick, Manjiri Asanare Kelkar, Niladri Kumar, Bhuvanesh Komkali, Rahul Sharma, Ulhas Kashalkar, Subhra Guha, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Rakesh Chaurasia and Ustad Rashid Khan.

For over seven decades now, the music festival has upheld itself as a name that embellishes the fabric of traditional sensibilities of Indian classical music with contemporary music styles that echo in the hearts of the youth.

Talking about the festival, Padmashri Shobha Deepak Singh, Director and Vice Chairperson, Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra said, "The festival allows the essence of rich cultural heritage of India to percolate down through generations by reworking and enhancing their appeal."

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, who will be attending the festival said, "The festival is a historical and oldest festival of music in Delhi. As a young musician, I remember performing many times. It gives lots of opportunity to the people of Delhi to come and attend free concert. I am looking forward to perform this year. I hope the people of Delhi will be there to share our humble presentation and really looking forward."

Shriram Shankarlal Music Festival, founded 73 years ago, is an iconic dais for the oldest music festival in the country thus successfully carrying

forward traditions of the Indian classical performing art.

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