Hyderabad: Hindustani classical music lovers have a mega feast waiting for them, with their favourite musicians performing live in the city soon.
The 44th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh will be on from November 30 to December 2 at the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) here.
The festival is organised by Pandit Jasraj, the doyen of North Indian classical vocals, in memory of his father, Sangeet Ratna Pandit Motiram and his elder brother Pandit Maniram. The four-day dance and music festival has Hindustani music as the main attraction and has been one of the premier music events in the country.
“The festival has showcased performances of eminent artists from both Hindustani and Carnatic music and also from the field of dance. In the past 43 years, not once did they acquire any sponsorship or sold tickets for organising the event,” said Kedar Pandit, composer.
Each year, Pandit Jasraj takes great pride in featuring the best of young talent from different genres of music.
“Like every year, we are bringing in some of the eminent artists who proudly present the next line up of cultural ambassadors along with some of the contemporary maestros of our great tradition of Indian music,” Durga Jasraj, Pandit Jasraj’s daughter and one of the organisers of the show, said here on Monday.
Last year, Durga Jasraj also introduced three artistes, Ankita Joshi, youngest student of Pandit Jasraj, Ramakant Gaikwad and Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma – artistes who were hand-picked by Pandit Jasraj himself.
Durga herself had performed in Hyderabad for the first time in 1998 during that year’s edition of the event.