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Traditional and modern can coexist

Jan 29, 2013 DHNS

Soulful music, heart touching notes and rich cultural dance!  Bringing together varied Indian heritage and the timeless traditions of classical art forms, the three-day Festival of Young Musicians and Dancers recently mesmerised Delhiites.

Organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad and part of the ongoing Delhi Celebrates, the festival featured young artistes like Sameer Ahmed Alvi (Sarangi recital), Veethika Tikko (Santoor recital), Supriya Naik (Odissi dance) and Dakshina Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam dance), who enthralled the audience on the first day.

Dakshina, who gave an impeccable performance, said, “This festival is celebration of young artists like us, who are dedicated to carry forward the timeless traditions of classical music and dance of India. The roots of Indian classical art forms are very strong. They comprise varied styles of music,
rich in ideas and are full of colour.”

The second day of the three-day festival featured a sitar recital by Suhel Saeed Khan, Manipuri dance by Tanuja Devi and Jenia Chanu and a performance of Kathak by Amit Khinchi and a Hindustani classical performance by Anubhuti Sharma.

The young vocalist Anubhuti praised Delhi’s audience for its understanding of classical music and dance.

“Music and dance today are a very integral part of life for people in Delhi. It feels great to be associated with such kind of celebration.

“These days, people have numerous choices in terms of music and it is nice to see such a dedicated crowd. One doesn’t need to murder tradition to be considered modern. They can have a very mutual co-existence,” she said.

The last day saw a blend of Hindustani vocal and violin recitals, performed by Ravi Joshi and Danish Ali, respectively. Also, regaling the audience was the Mohiniattam dancer Swapna Nair, while T Reddi Lakshmi performed Kuchipudi.

“I am happy to be a part of such a festival which is applauded and praised by the young crowd and ranges from the rich traditional gharanas to the latest recent trends,” said Danish.


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