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New Delhi, April 18: Since its inception 40 years ago, the Ustad Karamatullah Khan Memorial Music Society has been one of the most sought-after music festivals for both Indian artists and connoisseurs of Indian music and culture. This year, to expand its footprint it will host a two-day Indian Classical Music and Dance Festival on April 23rd and 24th, 2022 to preserve, nurture, and promote the Indian classical music community.

Day 1
Ustad Wasim Ahmed Khan- Vocal – Waseem Ahmed Khan’s lineage is enviable. An exponent of the Agra Gharana, Khan is a direct descendent of the stalwarts who created this stylistically unique and rich repertoire. The Agra style is heavily influenced by the dhrupad gayaki (vocalisation).

Forty Fingers of Farukhabad Tabla quartet by Ust. Sabir Khan and Sons – Following the family tradition of 900 yrs, Ustad Sabir Khan has initiated his three sons from childhood into the art of Indian classical music. Ustad Sabir Khan has pioneered with his sons several inventive, enticing, and interesting compositions in set rhythmic time cycles with appropriate accompaniment on Sarangi/ Harmonium. Generations of devoted training and practice lie behind this remarkable merging of four imaginations into the forty fingers of Farukhabad.

Day 2
Samraggi Ghosh -Kathak – Samraggi Ghosh groomed herself as a Kathak as well as a kathakali performer. She has performed extensively in places like London, Germany, and Australia to name a few. She has performed in all major conferences in India.

(Sitar-Violin Jugalbandi) Pandit Partha Bose – Sitar – Partha Bose is acknowledged as one of the most respected sitar maestros in the world of classical Indian music. Initiated to the Sitar at age 6, Partha went through intensive training in the truest traditions of Guru Shishya Parampara under the tutelage of Pandit Monoj Shankar of the Maihar Gharana.

Pandit Santosh Nahar (Violin) – Dr. Santosh Kumar Nahar comes from a family of traditional Musicians, the Mishra Gharana of Bhagalpur. His Guru was his father Prof. Prahlad Prasad Mishra himself a vocalist and Director of the Institute of Music in Patna. He got vocal training from his uncles as well as his brothers. His violin Guru was Shri T. M. Patnaik.

Date: 23rd and 24th of April 2022

Time – 7 p.m. onwards

Venue – Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road, New Delhi