MUSIC & DANCE : Swami Haridas–Tansen Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav at Modern School, Barakhamba Road > 6:30pm on 5th to 8th January 2017

Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav Artists

Time : 6:30 pm Add to Calendar 05/01/2017 18:30 08/01/2017 20:00 Asia/Kolkata MUSIC & DANCE : Swami Haridas–Tansen Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav Event Page : Shankar Lal Hall, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi – 110001 DD/MM/YYYY

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

Venue : Shankar Lal Hall, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi – 110001
Venue Info : | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Barakhamba(Blue Line)' & 'Mandi House' Exit Gate 1 (Blue Line and Violet Line

Event Description : The 15 year legacy carried on by younger generation..!

Swami Haridas–Tansen Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav has been enchanting the connoisseurs, music lovers in Delhi for the past 15 years at a modest scale. Tansen festival has been an attraction for youngsters from all over the country, not only in terms of performers but audiences too. One can witness large groups of youngsters flocking at the venue to catch up with the enthralling performances of some of the world renowned artists. These artists have been an integral part of this festival as they are being connected to it through generations. Ustad Amjad ali khan has been a prominent part of this festival & from the past two years Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan has been a significant part in this event too. 

Some superb music is presented before audiences who is interested, conversant and enthusiastic about the tradition and classical music and performing arts. It helps in keeping  alive and spread our musical heritage through a cultural ‘renaissance’ and resuscitation of the musical ethos by holding a festival of music, dance and vocal recitals (Dhrupads) in Delhi.

Schedule : 

Thursday, 5th January
-Ashwini Bhide Deshpande  -Vocal
-Aman Ali Bangash              -Sarod
- Pt. Chhannulal Mishra      -Vocal

Friday, 6th January
-Uma Sharma  -Kathak
-Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar -Vocal
-Ustad Aashish Khan -Sarod

Saturday, 7th January
-Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt - Mohan Veena & Manganiyars from Rajasthan
-Shubha Mudgal -Vocal
-Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia -Flute

Sunday,8th January
-Ustad Shujaat Khan -Sitar
-Ustad Amjad Ali Khan -Sarod


In order to revive the interest in our traditional art forms, both musical and performing arts and to spread and rekindle  to revive its famed position among the present younger generation, who are more exposed to western and Indian popular film music, the Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan and Sri Ram Center For Performing Arts with the help of HCL, SRF Ltd., Modern School, Art Karat and Lemon Tree Hotels are actively encouraging keenly endeavoring and commemorating the legendary guru-shishya parampara  in the ‘Mehfil- Andaz through their programmes.

As western music and dance has taken precedence over indigenous art form the show hopes to rekindle the diminishing interest of youngsters in traditional art forms. Performing continuously in "Swami Haridas-Tansen-Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav" Uma Sharma famous kathak dancer says "who wouldn't want to be a part of a festival dedicated to Swami Haridas and Mian Tansen."

The old, classical style of presenting music to music-lovers was prevalent during the Mughal period and exemplified by the two great musical geniuses of India, the venerable saint-musician, poet and composer of Brindavan, Swami Haridas and his illustrious disciple Mian Tansen – Baiju Bawra. In order to expand its scale and to reach out to many more States and encourage especially the younger generation and to keep alive the Indian cultural ethos, traditions and values, and also to enriching the cultural and spiritual fabric of the society Bhartiya Sangeet Sadan and Sri Ram Center for Performing arts are organizing this festival.

"This festival is an attempt to keep alive and spread our musical heritage through a cultural renaissance and resuscitation of the musical ethos by holding a festival of music, dance and vocal recitals (Dhrupads). A wonderful and strange mystery of Indian classical music is the fact that one can spend a lifetime trying to attain knowledge and perfection and still feel that one has only touched a mere drop of an ocean." said Kathak dancer Uma Sharma, the person behind organizing the festival.

Artists participating in Swami Haridas-Tansen- Ustad Shujaat Khan (Sitar) ,Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod), Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt ( Mohan Veena & Manganiyars from Rajasthan),Shubha Mudgal (Vocal),Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute), Uma Sharma  (Kathak),Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar (Vocal),Ustad Aashish Khan (Sarod), Ashwini Bhide Deshpande  (Vocal),Aman Ali Bangash   (Sarod) Pt. Chhannulal Mishra  (Vocal)

About the Musicians

Pandit Ulhas N Kashalkar is a Hindustani classical vocalist. He has previously received training in the Gwalior, Jaipur & Agra Gharanas  and is considered a representative of all three schools. Ulhas is a fabulous vocalist, still in his middle years and young, who has an old musical head stuffed with innumerable current and rare ragas and compositions. Indian music today is witness to a situation where senior musicians fail to produce disciples of adequate merit. Ulhas Kashalkar is an exception to this phenomenon. He has received Sangeet Natak Academy 2008 awarded in 2009 and Padma Shri in 2010.

Shubha Mudgal  is a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music. Her repertoire includes the genres of Khayal, Thumri and Dadra, as also popular Indian pop music. Mudgal was awarded the 1996 National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Award Direction for 'Amrit Beej',the 1998 Gold Plaque Award for Special Achievement in Music, at the 34th Chicago International Film Festival , for her music in the film Dance of the Wind (1997), and the Padma Shri in 2000.

Pt. Vishwamohan  Bhatt - Creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winnerof the GRAMMY AWARD, Vishwa Mohan has mesmerized the world with his pristine pure, delicate yet fiery music . It is Vishwa’s maiden mega effort that he rechristened guitar as MOHAN VEENA ,his genius creation and has established it at the top most level in the mainstream of Indian Classical Music scenario, thereby proving the essence of his name VISHWA (meaning the world) and MOHAN (meaning charmer) and indeed ,a world charmer he is.
Pt. Chhannulal Mishra – He is one of the greatest and most gifted classical vocalists of India. He can be reckoned among the all time great vocalists to hail from the ancient city of Varanasi, Playing on the “Swarmandal” Shri Mishra holds his audiences spellbound with his mellifluous rendition. He has the distinction of being a Versatile Vocalist ,equally proficient in classical and light classical music such as Khayal ,Dadra ,Thumri.Chaiti, Kajri, Sawani , Holi and Bhajan.
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan- He  is a noted sarod player and one of the foremost classical musicians. He is a highly acclaimed Indian musician and composer, coming from a musical family that claims to have invented the sarod. He stands as the sixth-generation sarod player in his family. On successfully carving a niche for himself in the Hall of Fame of Indian classical music, Amjad has gained immense popularity, not just in India but also abroad, and has created a great fan following. With his forefathers are believed to have come from Afghanistan, Amjad has continued to keep the sarod alive, though with some modifications to improve the tonal quality and suit the likes of the listeners.

Amaan  Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan - This magical twosome needs no introduction. Constantly reinventing themselves, the Khan brothers are among the select few young turks lauded for taking Indian classical music to newer heights with each collaboration. The duo's passion and discipline - all thanks to their legendary father Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan - separates them from the rest. Ayaan Ali Khan represents the seventh generation of a musical lineage known as the Senia Bangash School. The younger son and disciple of the Sarod Titan Amjad Ali Khan, Ayaan stepped into the world of music and the Sarod, at a very early age, with confidence, clarity, consistency and technical mastery that he learnt at his father's knee. Ayaan has been performing concerts in India and worldwide, since he gave his solo debut at the age of eight. He has given many other solo performances and also assisted his illustrious father at concerts all over the world. Over the years today, Ayaan has carved out a special niche for himself in the world of music. His approach, vision and versatility make him an icon for the youth in the music industry. 

Uma Sharma

Uma   Sharma is a one of the foremost living proponent of kathak, one of the famous forms of Indian classical dance. She is also famously known for giving her contribution in restoring and reviving the old classical dance form of Natwari Nritya or the Raaslila of Vrindavan which later evolved into the Kathak. She has performed all over the world such as USA, Australia, Canada, China, and Japan and she has taken this dance form to the next level. She also runs her own School of Music and Dance in the capital to train the young generation.

Ustad Shujaat Khan 

Ustad Shujaat Khan is one of the leading exponent Sitar players in the field of music. He belongs to Imdadkhani gharana. He has recorded more than 60 albums and was also nominated for a Grammy Award for best world music album for his noticeable work with the band Ghazal alongwith the Iranian musician Kahyan Kahlor.

Smt. Ashwini Bhinde Deshpande

Smt. Ashwini Bhinde Deshpande is one of the famous Hindustani Classical Music Vocalist. She is the first female Hindustani Vocalist to be awarded with prestigious “Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Sammri” by the Madhya Pradesh Government in 2005.Aashish Khan
Aashish Khan Devsharma is one of the most celebrated sarod player and one of the finest musician. He belongs to Maihar Gharana. Besides being a performer and composer, he is also an adjunct professor of Indian Classical Music at the California Institute of the Arts.

Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia

Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia is one of the renowned Indian classical flute players. Besides being a flute player, he serves as the artistic director of the World Music Department at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory in the Netherlands..He has also founded the Vrindavan Gurukul in Mumbai and Bhubaneswar to train the young generation Hindustani Bansuri (flute). He is recipient of Sangeet Natak Academy and Padma Vibhusan.

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MUSIC & DANCE : Swami Haridas–Tansen Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav at Modern School, Barakhamba Road > 6:30pm on 5th to 8th January 2017 MUSIC & DANCE : Swami Haridas–Tansen Sangeet-Nritya Mahotsav at Modern School, Barakhamba Road > 6:30pm on 5th to 8th January 2017 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Sunday, January 08, 2017 Rating: 5

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