New Delhi: ICMEI- International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry join hands with a very successful and renowned Indian Classical Annual Program Swara Samarat Festival now to be held at Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, Mandi House New Delhi on 23rd and 24th July at 5.00PM.
“Though music transcends language, culture and time, and though notes are the same, Indian music is unique because it is evolved, sophisticated and melodies are defined. It is essential to promote Indian Classical music to retain it as part of our culture,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President ICMEI and President AAFT School of Performing Arts.
“Music is the universal language of mankind. Where words fail, music speaks,” added Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar inviting every one to the forth coming festival on 23and 24th of July.
This festival is the brainchild of Sarod maestro Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar his vocalist wife, Manasi Majumder and their Sarod player-son Indrayuddh Majumder.
Swara Samrat festival started as a two-day festival of Indian Classical music & dance on 5 & 6 January 2013, featuring some of the greatest living icons of Indian classical music & dance before the large audience each day at Nazryl Manch Kolkata.
The festival was initially planned as a festival to celebrate the 90th Birth Year of Swara Samrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009). Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar was informed about the event and had expressed his joy and support. But just a month before this festival, the Sitar icon breathed his last (11 December 2012). After his demise, Shree Ranjani Foundation Trust decided to dedicate this festival to the Sitar legend too. The Majumdars called this festival a dedication to “The Immortal Duo – Swara Samrat Ali Akbar Khan and Bharat Ratna Ravi Shankar