Mumbai is rightly known as the “City of Dreams” or “the city that never sleeps.” But did you also know that the city is also home to beautiful heritage and culture? The Indian Heritage Society (IHS) is organising a music festival in Mumbai which is supported by Maharashtra Tourism. The Mumbai Sanskriti Music Festival is an effort to reignite the spirit of art, culture, and heritage in Mumbai among Mumbaikars.
The Mumbai Sanskriti Music Festival
The Indian Heritage Society, with its 31st edition of its theme, “Use Live Music to Save Heritage,” will continue its legacy of showcasing classical talent. The Mumbai Sanskriti Music Festival will be held on the iconic steps of the famous Asiatic Library. This annual two-day classical live music festival takes place in the second week of January. This year, the festival will be held on the 14th and 15th of January.
The festival will use live classical music to create awareness about Mumbai’s heritage. On January 14, a tribute will be paid to Padma Vibhushan by the late Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Santoor Maestro Rahul Sharma, Pt. Bhawani Shankar, and Pt. Mukundraj Deo will be paying this tribute to Pandit Sharma, who has played for IHS several times before. On January 15, eminent vocalist Vidushi Shubha Mudgal will perform with Pt. Aneesh Pradhan and Pt. Sudhir Nayak.
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Merging The Spirit Of Music And City’s History
Anita Garware, Chairperson Emeritus, Indian Heritage Society—Mumbai, said that IHS has been organising such music festivals to carry forward the rich culture and heritage to the upcoming generations. They will be merging the spirit of music with the history of Mumbai. The festival is curated by Northern Lights and sponsored by HSBC and Tata Consultancy Services.
The festival continued to dazzle people with soulful music during the pandemic, as IHS had hosted a digital music festival. It took place inside the Convocation Hall of Mumbai University. The festival is completely free to attend, and free passes can be obtained at Chetana Book Centre, Kala Ghoda, Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre, and MTDC Counters at the Gateway of India.
Do not miss this opportunity and do attend this festival.
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