The ‘Ustad Karamatullah Khan Memorial Music Society’ since its very inception almost 40 years ago has remained one of the most influential music festivals among Indian artists and judges of Indian music and culture. In a bid to expand its influence, the society is organizing a two-day Indian Classical Music and Dance Festival this year scheduled for April 23-24, 2022 to preserve and nurture India’s classical music community.
Here are the scheduled performances of the music festival:
Ustad Wasim Ahmed Khan – Voice – Waseem Ahmed Khan’s progeny is the most sought after. A direct descendant of the personalities who created this unique and rich repertoire, Khan is a supporter of Agra Gharana. Dhrupad gayaki (vocalization) has a lot of influence on the Agra style.
Forty Fingers of Farukhabad Tabla quartet by Ust. Sabir Khan and Sons – Following a 900-year-long ancestral tradition, Ustad Sabir Khan has trained his three sons since childhood in the art of Indian classical music. Together with his sons, Ustad pioneered various attractive and innovative musical compositions in fixed rhythmic cycles with correct accompaniment on Sarangi / Harmonium. Generations of disciplined training and practice have resulted in this remarkable fusion of four imaginations within the Forty Fingers of Farukhabad.
Samraggi Ghosh -Kathak – Having trained as a Kathak and Kathakali dancer, Samraggi Gosh has given many international performances, including some in places like London, Germany and Australia. She has also performed in all major conferences in India.
(Sitar-Violin Jugalbandi) Pandit Partha Bose – Sitar – Respected by the Indian classical music community, Partha Bose is one of the most famous sitar masters. He started playing the sitar at the age of 6 and received intensive training in the most authentic traditions of Guru Shishya Parampara under the tutelage of Pandit Monoj Shankar of Maihar Gharana.
Pandit Santosh Nahar (violin) – Coming from a family of traditional musicians, the Mishra Gharana of Bhagalpur, Dr. Santosh Kumar Nahar received his vocal training from his uncles as well as his brothers. His guru was his father, Professor Prahlad Prasad Mishra, himself a singer and director of the Patna Institute of Music. He learned the violin from Shri TM Patnaik.