On the occasion of the 35th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroha 2007, The Department of Culture, together with Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj, is organising a 4-day grand music festival, from 29th November to 2nd December, at the Nizam College grounds.
Young and upcoming artistes will share the dias with some senior ones during the festival, such as flautists Rakesh Chaurasia and Shashank, vocalists Pandit Jasraj, Pritam Bhattacharya and Sanjeev Abhyankar, Hariharan, vainika Jayanthi Kumaresh, sitarist Ustad Shahid Parvez, Sufi Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi, and tabla player Vijay Ghate.
Today, the last day, Pandit Jasraj's favourite disciple Sanjeev Abhyankar will perform a Hindustani vocal recital, the last for the day. Sanjeev belongs to the Mewati Gharana, and is an artist of international acclaim in the field of Hindustani classical music. An extremely popular artist, he is an inspiration for the young generation. He is credited with attracting the young generation towards Indian Classical music, by his magical singing.
Blessed with an exceptionally sweet voice, he had his vocation in life clear right from the age of 3. Born in 1969, he started learning Hindustani classical music from the age of 8. He has been groomed by his mother Shobha Abhyankar, Pandit Pimpalkhare and Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj.
Sanjeev rendered his first stage performance in Mumbai at the age of 11, and since then has travelled extensively all over the country, performing in all the prestigious conferences and art circles. He has toured the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Seychelles and the Middle East, for his concerts and enthralled music lovers with his magical singing. He has rendered his voice for films such as Maachis, Nidaan, Sanshodhan, Godmother, Maqbool, Bhet and Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar.
Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj has been organising music festivals every year at the Nizam College grounds, in memory of his late father and brother Pandit Motiram and Pandit Maniram respectively, since the last 35 years. His father and brother were both music professors at the Nizam College. The entry to the concert is free.
Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482 for further details.