The 38th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh
is being organized by the Department of Culture, together with Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj. It is a 3-day music festival, from 29th November to 1st December, and is being conducted at the Chowmahalla Palace. Performers during the festival include Bharatanatyam dancer Shirisha Shashank, sitarist Manju Mehta, flautist Master S Akash, tabla player Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Saxophonist Kadiri Gopalnath, and vocalists Pt. Sanjeev Anhayankar, Ankita Joshi and Madhup Mudgal.
On the second day, Anindo Chatterjee will play a solo tabla recital, at 8:30pm. Anindo's milestones began at the age of 4, and have never really stopped sprouting up. Here's some percussion straight from his soul, towards yours.
Anindo was inspired to take up tabla by his uncle, the sitar player Pandit Biswanath Chatterjee, when he was just 4 years old. At 5, he was All India Radio's youngest artist. At 6, Anindo became a disciple of Padmabhushan Gyan Prakash Ghosh, and studied with him for well over 30 years, some of which ran simultaneously with his international concert career.
In 1990, he became the first tabla player to perform in the House Of Commons. In 2003, the President of India crowned him with the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi award. The All India Critics Association adjudged him as the 'Best Performer Of The Year 1997', and at the tender age of 16, the Government of India recognized his prodigious talent by awarding him the gold medal in the All India Radio Music Competition.
About The Festival
In memory of his late father Pandit Motiram and his brother Pandit Maniram, Pandit Jasraj, in association with the Department of Culture, organizes an annual music festival in Hyderabad. It was being held at the Nizam College grounds, which was where his father and his brother taught music to several students. However, since 2009, the venue has been shifted to the Chowmahalla Palace. Started in 1972, this festival is on for the 38th year.
Entry to the samaroh is free. Please contact the Department of Culture at 2324-2482 for further details.