Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival is a marvellous celebration of the city’s culture and heritage. The festival is finally back with glory and grandeur and it is all set to begin in the month of February. The City of Nawabs will celebrate the 14th edition of the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival with its historical and cultural aspects. When in Lucknow, exploring this gala is a must. Here’s everything you need to know about it!
Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival Is A Magnificent Festivity Of History!
The celebration brings everything under one roof, starting from craft stalls, a food festival, dance performances, musical evenings, and a lot more. Starting on 3 February, this is a 5-day fest till 7 February 2023. The venue of the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival is Safed Baradari and Salempur House. This is surely one of Lucknow’s most anticipated programmes to enjoy days and nights of beautiful experiences and stunning sights.
Every edition of this programme has a theme that beautifully celebrates and represents the city’s glorifying traditions. This year too, the fest has a theme to experience the music and dance performances and it is “Raqs-o-Mausiqi”. With the festivities, everyone shall transport to a world of cultural and historical experiences and traditions.
Here’s What It Has In Store For You:
With this year’s theme, the festival is going to celebrate the dance and music traditions of Awadh. The art and pluralistic unique traditions will be celebrated with visual and storytelling techniques. Lucknow is known for its dance forms and khayals. The richness of art and artistic expression is found in abundance in this city and this festival celebrates it all.
With great performances, there will be many stalls as well presenting Lucknow’s culture. More than 100 master artisans and weavers from different corners of India will be here with their crafts. For foodies, exploring the food stalls is a must. This is the best way to taste the best of authentic food. Attending the Heritage Walks and workshops is a great way to experience the city.
Some of the notable performers performing this year are:
- Avahan-The Band
- Irfan Zuberi giving a lecture on Music Archiving
- Kathak performance by Shinjini Kulkarni
- Pt. Anindo Chatterjee performing tabla
- Atul Tiwari and Muzaffar Ali on the Influence of Awadhi Awadhi-Lucknowi influence on Indian Cinema-films.
If you are in Lucknow during this time, make sure to attend the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival.
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