SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts) to host the 14th Edition of one of the most acclaimed 5-Day cultural evening of the country – SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan 2018 in the capital from 21st to 25th November to celebrate the musical journey of music connoisseurs and artists from all across the country and abroad.
The festival would be graced by National and International dignitaries and critics and friends from art and culture fraternity.
This year the festival would feature around 75 musicians of different age groups from different parts of the country. The festival will present a number of musicians who are promising legend to be in the years to come like Partha Bose (Sitar), Rupak Kulkarni (Flute), Jayateerth Mevundi (Vocal), Shrinivas Joshi, Son of Late Pt. Bhimsen Joshi (Vocal) Zunain Halim Khan, Son of Late Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (Sitar), Sandipan Samajpati (Vocal), Asghar Husain (Violin), Sarathi Chatterjee (Vocal) and senior artists like Sumitra Guha (Vocal).
The main highlight of the festival will be the Santoor recital by the Great Music Legend Pt. Bhajan Sopori accompanied by the Tabla Legend Pt. Kumar Bose, who will be performing together in Delhi after almost a decade.
The young Santoor Maestro & Composer Abhay Rustum Sopori will conclude the festival this year with his Santoor recital presenting some unique compositions of his 300-year-old legacy.
About the Festival –
The festival focuses on the traditional Gharana Gayaki and presents some rare and path-breaking presentations like the ‘Swarlaya Samwad’, which is a theme based recital. This year SaMaPa presents the theme “Triveni”, a musical confluence of Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati Rivers. The festival is also a gateway for young talented musicians to present their art and talent and share a common platform with the senior and legendary musicians of the country. This year SaMaPa shall present young talents like Mahalaxmi Shenoy, Sumit Pandey, Swarn Vij, Nitin Sharma, Rindana Rahasya (Vocal), Dinesh Kashyap, Buddhisar Vats (Tabla), Tanushree Kashap, Lalit Sisodia (Harmonium) & others. The festival will also feature more than 30 young children from various schools of Delhi NCR commencing the festival daily with choral singing.
SaMaPa believes that different art forms are correlated and as part of the festival a Painting Exhibition of around 50 paintings from the State of Jammu and Kashmir is also presented at Kamani Auditorium during the festival.
The festival will be held on 21st & 22nd November 2018 at 7 PM – Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi and on 23rd, 24th & 25th November 2018 at 6.30 PM – Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi.