Adding a classic touch to the patriotic fervour

  • Torsha Sen, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2016 19:26 IST
Sarod players Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Bharatnatyam dancer and actor Vaijyantimala Bala (HT Photo)

Veteran actor-dancer Vaijyanthimala Bali and celebrated sarod players Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash are all set to perform in the Capital on Wednesday and spread the patriotic spirit with their performances at Amar Jyoti — An Indian Classical Music Concert Series.

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Speaking about the concert, percussionist Pranshu Chatur Lal says, “This is the 18th year of Amar Jyoti, a concert dedicated to the armed forces, especially for the soldiers, who laid their lives for the country at the borders.”

Ayaan Ali Bangash, son of sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, who is all set to perform at the concert, says, “It’s a great honour to perform at show which salutes the great soldiers of our nation. What makes it even more momentous is that Chatur Lal Memorial Society is celebrating its silver jubilee. I and my brother Amaan are looking forward to perform for all the music lovers of Delhi.”

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Pranshu, who will be playing tabla alongside Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at the concert, says, “I’m excited

to share the stage with celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer Vaijyantimala Ji and outstanding sarod players Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash. This year is special as it’s the 90th birth anniversary of my grandfather, tabla maestro, Pandit Chatur Lal, who had accompanied Pandit Ravi Shankar in his concerts. He introduced Indian music to the western world.”

Catch it live

What: Amar Jyoti—An Indian Classical Music Concert Series

Where: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg

When: 10th August, 7pm onwards

Nearest Metro station: Mandi House on blue line

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