Music Festival 2016
(a celebration of blissful music)
Sanskriti's Music Festival goes beyond just organizing a performance in that it attempts to delve into understanding the creative minds behind such exquisite performances. It is an interactive on-stage interview with an artist who devoted his/her entire life to enhance the richness of our musical tradition. Tabla virtuoso Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri will appear for an exclusive interview in this year's "Meet The Artist" segment.
The interview will be conducted by Papiha Nandy, the Founder of Papiha Nandy Broadcasting Co. She is a Media personality and presently runs a television show. She is well known in the community for her active contribution to empower women. She is a radio and a television broadcaster, actor, model and a philanthropist.
It is a matter of great honor for Sanskriti to be able to host Pandit-ji in its Music Festival. It is also a great privilege for the connoisseurs of pure music that they are still getting to enjoy Pt. Jasraj ji's soulful performance. His voice has defied age, as capable of casting a spell over the audience with his sonorous voice as he could two-three decades ago. His packed concerts across the world are a testimony of his legendary status he acquired over the past several decades.
He is not a mere classical vocalist. Thumri exponent Girija Devi rightfully says - "Musicians like Jasraj are one of a kind. His perfomances take you into a diiferent world, one where God exists. His call to Allah casts a spell on you.
It is also no exaggeration that when Pandit Jasraj ji is accompanied by Tabla Maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, the doyen of Tabla, the whole performance takes a magical height. We are equally happy that Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri is also able to join in our music festival. Pandit Swapan-ji is undoubtedly considered one of the greatest living musicians and tabla virtuosos of our time.
Pandit Jasraj will be also accompanied by Padmashree honored Pta. Tripti Mukherjee on vocal support and Pt. Suman Ghosh on Harmonium."