44th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroha Press Meet
Padma Vibhushan Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj, has organized the 44th Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroha from 30th November to 2nd December 2016 at CCRT Hyderabad in memory of Pandit Jasraj's father, Sangeet Ratna Pandit Motiram and his elder brother & Guru Sangeet Mahanohopadhya Pandit Maniram
ROOTS : This festival has been organized by Sangeet Martand Padmavibhushan Pandit Jasraj' for the last 43 years as a Musical homage to his Gurus. A few hours before his father Sangeet Ratna Pandit Motiram was to be honoured as the Royal singer in the court of the Nizam,(today known as the Chowmahalla Palace), he left for the heavenly abode. At that time Pandit Jasraj was only 4 years old.
HISTORY: In the past 43 years not once has he acquired any sponsorship or sold tickets for organizing the event. This event is therefore a free public event.
This festival has showcased performances of many eminent artists from both Hindustani & Carnatic music and also from the field of Dance. To name a few Pandit Ravi Shankar, Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Late Dr. M.L. Vasanthakumari, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Allarmell Valli, Chitra Visveswaran, Smt. Kishori Amonkar, Girja Devi, Dr. Padma Subramaniam, Malika Sarabhai, Leela Sampson and many others.
Each year Pandit Jasraj takes great pride in featuring the best of younger talent from different genres of music (Hindustani & Carnatic Classical). These are some of the eminent artists whom he proudly presents as the next line up of cultural ambassadors along with some of the contemporary maestros of our great tradition of Indian Music. This year too he has personally chosen power house performers for the discerning audience of this twin city which he considers his home. For this unconditional service he has been bestowed with the title of "Son of Hyderabad."
Chowmahalla Palace has extended its venue support for the past 4 years and this year the festival will be held at CCRT (Centre for Culture Resources and Training, Madhapur- Hyderabad.
This year we will be presenting on 30th November 2016.
Innovative, modern and exciting Concert format - RAAGAS ON TABLA. This unique presentation will generate huge interest, curiosity and appreciation amongst the audiences and the Media.
Concept - Durga Jasraj.
Composer - Kedar Pandit.
Featuring young talented artistes on various instruments:-
Charudutta Phadke - Tabla Rohit Majumdar - Tabla Sukhad Munde - Pakhawaj Ajay Atre - Rhythm Kedar Paranjape - Key Boards Nilesh Randive - Vocal Saurabh Vartak - Flute.
The evening will have the living legend Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj pay tribute to his Gurus and mesmerise the audience with his divine voice and take them to ethereal heights with his performance...
The evening of 1st December 2016 will feature
The Mewati Gharana disciple Niraj Parikh with Hindustani Vocal , it will continue with the Maestro Pravin Godkhindi on the Flute followed by a rich and soulful voice of Pandit Venkatesh Kumar - Hindustani vocal
The evening of 2nd December 2016 will feature
The rising star and disciple of Pandit Jasraj Ms Ankita joshi who will mesmerize the audience with her renditions.
It will continue to be blessed by the Bhajan Samrat Anup J a lota with his rich, soulful bhajans. This year's musical performance will leave the audience to be asking for more