Pt. Bhimsen Joshi National Festival of Music and Dance Hyderabad 2016

Pt. Bhimsen Joshi National Festival of Music and Dance Hyderabad 2016
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Suranjali Foundation, A non profit organization working towards promoting Indian Classical Music is organizing the 5th season of its annual Pandit Bhimsen Joshi National Festival of Music & Dance 2016

In Aid of Children with Autism at "Autism Ashram", Shamirpet in association with “Simply Give Foundation”

Suranjali Foundation, A non profit organization working towards promoting Indian Classical Music is organizing the 5th season of its annual Pandit Bhimsen Joshi National Festival of Music & Dance 2016 in association with M/s.Tata Capital , Tata Projects Ltd & Telangana Tourism from 13th May to 15th May 2016 at Taramati Baradari, Near Golconda Fort, Hyderabad.

Pt Bhimsen Joshi National Festival of Music and Dance 2016 is organised in aid of Children with Autism at Autism Ashram, Shamirpet, Hyderabad and in association with Simplygive Foundation.

Music Lovers of Hyderabad in many occasions came forward to offer their gratitude and respect to the noble souls who propagated Indian Classical Music transcending even Indian boundaries. With the same spirit and synergy, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi National Festival of Music and Dance Hyderabad 2016, was conceived for the first time in Hyderabad in 2012 and it got institutionalized as an Annual National Festival of Music and Dance in Hyderabad.

While revealing the details of this year’s program, Sri Mohan Hemmadi, Chairman Suranjali Foundation said “You will be happy to know that our association with Bharat Ratna Late Pt. Bhimsen Joshiji goes back to five decades. Bharat Ratna Late Pt. Bhimsen Joshi is an international figure with his followers spread all over the world. To show our deep gratitude and honour to this great heavenly soul, Suranjali Foundation has initiated a Festival dedicated to Pt. Bhimsen Joshi in Hyderabad in year 2012 was a grand success in terms of Artist participation, music lover’s response and also a very good feedback from the entire music community of India and abroad and also the Media and Suranjali Foundation has decided to host the event annually”

Further revealing the details, Sri Abhijit Bhattacharjee Secretary General, Suranjali Foundation said “This year, the festival is being organized from from Friday 13th May to Sunday 15th May 2016 at Taramati Baradari, Near Golconda Fort, Hyderabad with proactive patronage and support from TATA Capital, Telengana Tourism, TATA Projects, and State Bank of Hyderabad as sponsors; Mercure Hyderabad KCP, an AccorHotels Brand, as hospitality partner and DD Bharati as TV Partner and Vibrant Nissan as Ground Transport Partner, Monkstar as Online Partner, DNN Diaspora Network News as Diaspora partner and powered by Act Fibernet (internet partner). A three day program will witness stalwarts in classical music being performed live to enthrall the audience.”

As part of second day programs, Suranjali Foundation has presented Suranjaliratna Life Time Achievement Award to Pt. Briju Maharaj. The award was received by family members of Pt. Briju Maharaj. This was followed by a spectacular Kathak Dance Ballet was performed by Ms Shinjini Kulkarni (Grand Daughter of Pt.Birju Maharaj) accompanied by Anubrata Chatterjee on Tabla.

Later Ms.Neelakshi Pendharkar & Swaradhish Dr.Bharat Balwalli has sung variety of Classical & Light Classical Compositions of Master Dinanath Mangeshkar

Pt.Bhimsen Joshi National Festival of Music & Dance 2016, Hyderabad will feature the following:

14th May, 2016 (Saturday) : From 7.00pm onwards
1.Master Kartik Shukla (Yakshagana Dance)
2.Kathak Dance Ballet by Ms Shinjini Kulkarni (Grand Daughter of Pt.Birju Maharaj) Anubrata Chatterjee (Tabla)
3.Felicitation of Pt. Birju Maharaj (Kathak) to be conferred with Suranjali Ratna Lifetime Achievement Award
4.Ms.Neelakshi Pendharkar & Swaradhish Dr.Bharat Balwalli (Classical & Light Classical Composition of Master Dinanath Mangeshkar)

15th May, 2016 (Sunday) : From 7.00pm onwards

1.Closing Ceremony
2.Ms Shama Bhate (Kathak Dance Ballet on Meera
3.Fusion Music with Purbayan Chatterjee (Sitar) , Ms Mahalaxmi Iyer (Bollywood Playback Singer), Shashank Subramaniam (Flute), Satyajit Talwalkar (Tabla), Manas Chowdhury (Bass Guitar), Rhythm Shaw (Guitar), Rakash Ulliyeri (Key Board) , Arun Kumar (Drums).

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