Thumri Festival 2017 was a three day celebration of Hindustani vocal music at Kamani Auditorium. A host of veteran performers as well as young artists performed during the event. But in today’s day and age of YouTube, Facebook, Bollywood, TV soaps and so so, can this genre of music survive?
The Capital City Minstrels, a choir comprising professionals with an interest in music, keep holding concerts throughout the year. In fact, they recently hosted a series of summer concerts. Calling it A Grand Night for Singing, they performed at various venues in the capital.
Capital City Minstrels are a Delhi based choir who have mesmerised us with stunning music over the years. They have performed in India and abroad and has popularised choir music in NCR. They have a show coming up and is a must do for any music enthusiast.
We were invited to watch Vamatara, a Bharatnatyam production by danseuse Malavika Sarukkai and her troupe, at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi in September, 2016. We recently had the opportunity of watching this production again at GD Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata. The crisp production of little more than an hour was conceptualized as well as choreographed by the veteran artist.