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Friends of Music : Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night
July 13, 2019, 7:00 pm
This month, Friends of Music returns with Under The Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night with a celebration of the magic, music and mysticism of Varanasi. The July edition of our full-moon concert series will transport our patrons to the world’s oldest city as musicians raised in the traditions of the holy town take centre stage.
Come, join us for a night of reflection, rebirth and reverie.
Meet our Artistes for July!
Kumar Sarang is a santoor player who belongs to the Varanasi and Maihar musical Gharanas, and is a disciple of Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya who in turn was a disciple of Bharat Ratna awardee Pt. Ravishankar. Kumar will be accompanied on stage by his father tabla maestro Lalit Kumar.
Padmashree Malini Awasthi is a torchbearer of India’s rich folk and classical musical traditions. A celebrated folk singer, she is passionate about preserving India’s considerable oral musical excellence. Her vast repertoire includes thumri, dadra, hori, chaiti, ritu geet, Sufiyana kalaam and various other traditional music forms from Avadh and Banaras.