Thursday, March 22 2018

March 9, 2018

Performance of top Indian musicians under Incredible India Heritage

New Delhi-The Ministry of Tourism is organizing a music series under the Incredible India Heritage Series in Delhi, Varanasi and Kochi, which are important tourist centres of the country. This music series organised through SPIC MACAY would be held over a period of 6 weekends with the objective to promote the rich cultural heritage of the country and to reinforce the principle of ‘Tourism for All’. The artists, who would be performing in the programme series include Hindustani as well Carnatic Vocalists and Instrumentalists. Similarly the best of our Folk traditions will be showcased by performances of Qawwali, Kabir Gayan, Choir, Baul and various folk art forms from across the nation.

The Delhi leg of the series starts on 10th March, 2018 at Red Fort with performance by Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, a sitar player of Hindustani classical music, from the Etawah Gharana, followed by Dr. Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, a Hindustani classical music vocalist from Mumbai. She pursues the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana. 11th March will see performances by Parvathy Baul, a Baul folk singer, musician and storyteller from Bengal and one of the leading Baul musicians in India. The Warsi Brothers from Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) will perform Qawwali who are the grand sons of Padmashri Aziz Ahmed Khan Warsi, the world famous Qawwal. Their Qawwali bears a distinct impression of the gayeki of Delhi Gharana and is noted for its melody and improvisation. They are recognised specially for their Traditional Sufiana Qawwali, Ghazal, Thumri, Bhajan and Classical Bandish.
Violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam, Mridangam player Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, and Santoor player Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma will perform at Arab ki Sarai, Humayun’s Tomb on 17th March, 2018; while the Capital City Minstrels (Choir) and Smt. Malini Awasthi (Thumri) will perform on 18th March, 2018.