An ode to the classical masters

Jan 03, 2013, 11:33 IST | The Guide Team

Watch celebrated performers like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Taufiq Qureshi create magic on stage at a three-day music festival that begins today

The Swaranjali music festival promises to live up to its name (Swaranjali translates into a musical offering to the divine). The three-day event will see stalwarts of Indian Classical music including Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Mukul Shivputra, Pandit Vikku Vinayakram, Selvaganesh, Taufiq Qureshi and Aditya Kalyanpur take on centrestage.

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

The festival organised by Swaraprabha Trust, is a tribute to the late stalwarts of Hindustani music such as Pandit Suresh Haldankar, Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki and Pandit CR Vyas. “Swaranjali is shradhanjali or reverence to the swars, the musical notes, in honour of the three great doyens of Hindustani classical music. Besides their brilliant performances, their contribution is immense for they trained and guided several classical vocalists to carry on the great India musical tradition,” said Amit Karekar from the Swaraprabha Trust.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

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