Held at Sundar Nursery, Delhi, the day-long free music competition will probably be headlined by artists like Smita Bellur, Jasleen Kaur Monga, Ustad Saeed Zafar Khan and the Warsi Brothers.
Sanjana Ray | POSTED ON: March 19, 2021
Sraboni Chaudhuri is among the many gifted artists who will probably be performing at the Classic Bagh Festival on March 21. Photo Courtesy: Flint Culture
Music has been saviour, companion and solace via the course of those lockdown months. The speedy improve in coronavirus circumstances throughout India had pressured music festivals to both be cancelled, postponed or turned digital in 2020. However, artists are slowly returning to the stage and music aficionados, gracing the viewers cubicles once more.
For all those that have missed the magic of dwell basic and people music performances, the day-long Classic Bagh Festival, which will probably be held on the grounds of Sundar Nursery, Delhi on March 21, is a must-visit. The competition, which is free and open to all, will probably be preserving in compliance with all COVID-19 associated security pointers: open-air seating, social distancing, necessary mask-wearing and sanitising.
What to Expect
Artists like Smita Bellur, Jasleen Kaur Monga, Ustad Saeed Zafar Khan, and the Warsi Brothers will probably be headlining the competition, which will probably be cut up into three sections:
The occasion will start with a lakeside daybreak refrain of vocal recitals from the Hindustani, Sufi, Bhajan, Shabad and Qawwali traditions by Smita Bellur and Jasleen Kaur Monga (6 a.m. to eight a.m.).
The Langa Ensemble will kickstart this session held within the heritage monument-straddled backyard north of the amphitheatre. This will probably be adopted by Qawwali singer Dhruv Sangari ‘Bilal Chishti’ after which a collection of classical-sufi-folk covers by Delhi-based artist Bawari Basanti (8:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.).
To shut the night, the Sundar Nursery’s amphitheatre will host first a particular Jangda recital from the Manganiyar custom led by Barkat Khan, then ghazals by Sraboni Chaudhuri and performances by Ustad Saeed Zafar Khan and Qawaal Bachchey Warsi Brothers (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.).
An initiative by Jodhpur RIFF and the British Council, in affiliation with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the competition hopes to offer help to Indian artists and professionals who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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