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Get ready for a treat of Vocal performances at ‘8 PRAHAR’ – the Longest Classical Music Concert in the World


The 5th edition of ‘8 Prahar’ will be held on Sunday, the 10th of November 2019, at the Shanmukhananda Chandrasekandra Saraswathi Auditorium, Mumbai, beginning at 7 am. This grand unique Annual Hindustani Classical Music festival will feature 34Musicians. 8 Prahar, and has now cemented its position as the longest Classical Music Festival in the World, to be presented as per tradition.

Conceptualized by Durga Jasraj, Concert 8 Prahar celebrates music of every Prahar. Art and Artistes and Pancham Nishad have been presenting this Annual Classical Music festival together.

The Vocal Musician line-up includes:

UlhasKashalkar, Kalapini Komkali, Rattan Mohan Sharma, Parveen Sultana, Venkatesh Kumar, Sanjeev Chimmalgi, Shubha Mudgal, Pandit Jasraj, Gundecha Brothers, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, and Jayateerth Mevundi

This year it is sheer vocals magic for the music connoisseurs where rarely heard raags will be presented. In today’s times, the opportunities for Artistes to present the wide repertoire of Raags authentically, as per the time of the day, are almost non-existent. It is thus, a unique Concert of Hindustani Classical Music, in the variety of Artistes lineup and duration. Support from Brands and Partners has helped to make this unique concept a reality, and is a testimony to the immense value of our rich cultural heritage. Tickets for the whole day are available on www.bookmyshow.com and are filling fast.

Durga Jasraj, Founder – Art and Artistes, “Firstly, 8 Prahar is an extremely special experience each year… from the 1st year to this the 5th, it has truly been a dream come true, as it took me many years of living with the concept & finally finding people who believe in it & support it! It has turned out to being such a mega experience for Music lovers, Sponsors, Musicians and Partners, and now has started throwing newer challenges of presenting something new every year within the 8 Prahar concept. This year it’s a Vocal special – I don’t recall a Vocal special Hindustani Classical Concert presented like this before. We have tried to carefully include many different styles of Gharanas for the discerning audiences, hoping to create an experience which is greatly enriching & satisfying – as my father & guru Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj ji says that all Instruments are manmade, Voice is made by God!”

Shashi Vyas – Director & Founder of Pancham Nishad Creatives said, “The entire structure of the music in India is based on the time frame divided into two parts, from sunrise to sunset and from sunset to sunrise. Each part is then divided into four further parts called a ‘prahar’ comprising three hours each. Based on the division of ‘prahars’ of the day, in Hindustani Classical Music, every raga is designed to be performed during a particular ‘prahar’. The performance of a particular raga at a particular time enhances its aesthetic effects, creating a positive and serene impact on the listeners’ mind and soul.”

About Art and Artistes (I) Pvt Ltd

AAA is the 1st multi-media Indian Music Company, specializing in Conceiving, Producing, & Marketing Indian music content across mass media platforms, founded by acclaimed music producer and television personality Durga Jasraj and led by Neeraj Jaitly. AAA specializes in designing & presenting Indian Music & Culture in a contemporary manner, appealing to the next generation of music lovers. Some of our project IPs, viz. Indian Music Academy Awards, Tiranga, Panchtatva, Jai Hind, Jalsa, U&I Jugalbandis, Golden Voice Golden Years, 8 Prahar, and many others are showcased across various mediums.

AAA has produced more than 500 Live Concerts worldwide and 35 Television programs for leading GECs (Star, Sony, Zee, DD, etc.), regional TV channels, as well as for global TV networks. AAA is also the pioneer in providing music content for in-flight entertainment on 17 International airlines. Having worked with more than 16,000 Musicians across more than 250 Indian Music Genres, AAA holds 3 Limca Book Records.

About Pancham Nishad

About Pancham Nishad Incorporated in 1996, with an objective to showcase the rich heritage of musical talent of India for the music lovers spread across the globe, Pancham Nishad Creative Ltd. has till this date organized and managed several cultural events, in particular, the Indian Classical Music Concerts, throughout India. In the last 20 years, Pancham Nishad has organized more than six hundred major events featuring some of the megastars like Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar, Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan, Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, to name a few, have also performed under Pancham Nishad’s Banner

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