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MUSIC "Thumri Festival" A festival of light classical music at Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg > 6:30pm on 1st, 2nd & 3rd September 2017

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Time : 6:30 pm Add to Calendar 01/09/2017 18:30 03/09/2017 20:00 Asia/Kolkata MUSIC "Thumri Festival" A festival of light classical music Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/08/music-thumri-festival-festival-of-light.html Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi-110001 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)


Venue : Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi-110001
Venue Info : Events | About | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Mandi House(Blue Line)'
Area : Events at Mandi House Area

Event Description : 
MUSIC : 
Sahtiya Kala Parishad, Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi presents "Thumri Festival" A festival of light classical music presenting outstanding young talent along with the maestros. 

A musical evening representing the melodious journey of Hindustani Classical music by the eminent artists and their exponential disciples set to sojourn the essence of Thumri with their soulful voice and expressions. Thumri Festival is being organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad, Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi, celebrating the colours of music and culture of the East. A 3 – day musical engagement that will keep you affixed for the mesmerising Thumri performances of the legendary classical vocals.

Schedule : 

Day 1 – September 1st (Friday)

Arati Ankalikar - Indian classical singer and has received training in Agra as well as Gwalior and Jaipur-Atrauli gharanas. Arati's performances are marked by her command over both rhythm and melody.

Indrani Mukherjee - Hindustani Classical Music vocalist from the Kirana Gharana. She was a student of the renowned maestro of Hindustani Classical 
Music late Pandit A. Kanan at ITC Sangeet Research Academy Kolkata. Indrani has performed at several concerts in cities across the US and India.

Pt. Chhannulal Mishra - Hindustani classical singer from Banaras, a noted exponent of the Kirana gharana of the Hindustani classical music and especially the Khayal and the 'Purab Ang' – Thumri.

Day 2 – September 2nd (Saturday)

Kalpana Zokarkar - Classical vocalist from Indore. She has an equal command over the classical and the light classical styles of music.

Ramakant Gaikwad - Hindu Classical Vocalist who hails from Pune. His guru is none other than his own father Suryakant Gaikwad.

Malini Awasthi - Indian folk singer. She sings in Hindi language dialects like Awadhi, Bundelkhandi and Bhojpuri. She also presents in Thumri and Kajri. The Government of India awarded her the civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2016.

Day 3 – September 3rd (Sunday)

Pooja Goswami - is a Minneapolis, MN based performer, composer, teacher and scholar of Hindustani (North Indian classical) music. She was born in a musical family and received her early training in Hindustani classical vocal music from her father Sri. Surendra Goswami.

Meeta Pandit - Hindustani Classical vocalist belonging to the Gwalior Gharana. She is the granddaughter and disciple of Padma Bhushan Pt.

Girja Devi - Indian classical singer of the Seniya and Banaras gharanas. She performs classical and light classical music and has helped elevate the profile of thumri. 

About Thumri Festival : The beautiful blend of Hindustani classical music with traits of folk literature,Thumri is among the most eloquent traditions of Indian art. The three-day festival will see the participation of some veteran Thumri singers of the country along with the new crop of outstanding young vocalists who will light up the evening with their renditions. Thumri festival is being organised for over 12 years and is being greatly supported by the Sahitya Kala Parishad, Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi to up bring the legendary vocalists along with the budding new generation carrying forward the divine legacy of Thumri. 

Thumri holds a history of over 500 years in Hindustani Classical music. Thumri used to be sung in the royal kingdoms and palaces and its background originates from Varanasi, Gwalior and Awadh were they used to be thumri vocalists in the royal courts. They also used to in sing in Dadra and Chaiti, which were also popular during the period.

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