Sangeet Vibhuti Festival is an effort to take music to the masses.
The starting of this week saw some of the most senior artistes of the Indian classical music mesmerise the audiences at the Stein auditorium in New Delhi’s India Habitat Centre. The occasion was the Sangeet Vibhuti Festival organised by the Sopori Academy for Music And Performing Arts (SaMaPa) — the brainchild of the well knownsantoor artiste Bhajan Sopori and his son Abhay Rustum Sopori.
String of events
The festival is a part of a string of events that the SaMaPa orgainises in the country in order to revive the popularity of classical music, especially amongst the youth. “With the “Jan Jan Tak Sangeet: Music to the masses” motto, it aims to understand the path of our heritage — bridge traditions with modern experimentations while rediscovering our ‘Sanskaras,” said Abhay. Sangeet Vibhuti is where the “doyens” or the seasoned artistes are brought together by the academy to perform.
This year, it featured artistes like Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Alka Deo Marulkar, Ustad Ghulam Sadiq Khan, Manju Mehta and Pandit Ramashish Pathak. The specific purpose of this particular festival is to offer a platform to classical music enthusiasts.