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Music Stalwarts Enthrall the Crowd at the Delhi Classical Music Festival

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Music Stalwarts Enthrall the Crowd at the Delhi Classical Music Festival

The Classical Music Festival opened with a bang in the national capital on November 2nd, 2015. The ongoing festival featured eminent artists who captivated the crowd with the rendition of Hindustani Music.

 

The four day long festival organized by the Department of Art, Culture & Languages, Govt. of Delhi and Sahitya Kala Parishad was inaugurated by Shri Manish Sisodia, Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi.

On the first day, Parveen Sultana’s melodious voice kept the audience hooked with her popular 'bhawani dayani' raga. This was followed by Pt. Bhajan Sapori's santoor’s performance.

 

The second day of the performance saw Pt. Rajan Sajan Mishra, who sang euphonious composition in raag nand, raag hameer which was followed by a bhajan in the praise of Lord Rama. The second day of the festival ended with a soulful performance by flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. His composition in hamsadhwani and pahadi left the audience in a blissful state of mind.  

The third evening began with a Sitar & Sarod (Duet) recital by Lakshay Mohan & Ayush Mohan Gupta, which was followed by sitar recital by Ustad Saeed Zafer Khan and the night ended with the popular bhajan "Om Namoh Shivay" by Pandit Jasraj .

 

The final day of the festival had vocalist Ashwini Bhide Deshpande who performed 'Raag Deepavali' - a blend of two ragas -- Yaman and Lalit.

The festival ended with the final performance of sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He played composition in 'Raag Zila Kafi' and 'Raag Charu Kesi'. The sarod maestro admitted that after a long gap of 10 years he had performed for Sahitya Kala Parishad. He enclosed the festival with a beautiful composition of the famous Rabindrasangeet “Ekla Cholo Re" which was blended well with a Bihu composition dedicated to his wife.  

 

The four day long festival created an environment for all music lovers to immerse in the tradition of classical music.

People thronged in huge number to hear the music of their maestros. From young college going enthusiasts to foreigners getting a taste of the exotic Indian heritage, the festival witnessed an amalgamation of crowd from all walks of life.

 

As a part of a growing enterprise interested in promoting performing arts in the capital city, representatives from Yahavi who attended the festival in full swing were enamored to witness a growing interest towards the traditional art forms of India.