SaMaPa Sangeet Samelan 2018: Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts to host five day fiesta from November 21 in Delhi

The Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts, better known as SaMaPa is hosting the 14th edition of one of the most acclaimed SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan 2018, the five day event starting from November 21 at Stein Auditorium, India Habitatat Centre, Lodhi Road in New Delhi. Two events have been planned. From November 21-22, the music show will be held at the above mentioned venue, while the programme starting from November 23-25, will be held at Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg. Both the programmes commence at 6.30 PM.

Pandit Bhajan Sopori, Santoor

SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan 2018 is the festival to celebrate the musical journey of connoisseurs and artists both from India and abroad. Music lovers, critics and members of art and culture fraternity will attend the five day music festival.

This edition, 75 musicians of different age groups from across the country are taking part, presenting a slew of musicians who are promising talents such as Partha Bose on sitar, Rupak Kularni on flute, Jayatheerth Mevundi vocal, Shrinvas Joshi – son of Late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi – vocal, Zunain Halim Khan – son of Late Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan on sitar, Sandipan Samajpati vocal, Asghar Hussain on violin, Sarathi Chateerjee vocal and senior artists including Sumitra Guha vocal will enthral the music buffs of the NCR.

The key highlight, however is the santoor recital by the great music legend of that genre, Pandit Bhajan Sopori, who is accompanied by the tabla by Pandit Kumar Bose, who are performing together in Delhi after almost a decade. The young santoor maestro and composer, Abhay Rustum Sopori will recite at the conclusion of the festival presenting some unique compositions of his 300-year-0ld legacy.

Traditional Gharana Gayaki

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 and 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 is presenting young talents such as Mahalaxmi Shenoy, Sumit Pandey, Swarn Vij, Nitin Sharma, Rindana Rahasya (Vocal), Dinesh Kashyap, Buddhisar Vats (Tabla), Tanushree Kashap, Lalit Sisodia (Harmonium) and others. The festival will also feature in excess of 30 young children from various schools of Delhi NCR will feature choral singing on all these five days of extravaganza.

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 will also be presented at Kamani Auditorium during the festival.