Root Music Festival Sahaj Parab announced
In an effort to propagate root music of India, Sahaj Parav- the root music festival was started by Lopamudra Productions and Dohar. In its second year, the root music festival promises more music for the audiences.
The press conference to announce this festival was held at Jhaal Farezi in the august presence of Lopamudra Mitra, Joy Sarkar, Kalikaprosad, Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan, Pandit Anindo Chattopadhyay, Srikanto Acharya, Mamata Shankar and others.
Sahaj Parav is an initiative to bring back the cultural diversity of India. With the help of this root music festival, the traditional music of India will be highlighted for the younger generation.
Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan who is presently not in good health was also present at the press conference. He said “I may not be in good health but I pledge to do anything to support music. If Lopamudra and Dohar need any help, I am always there. This is indeed a noble initiative”.
Speaking at the occasion, Kalikaprosad from Dohar said “We live in the age of globalization. Hence there is an inflow of world music in our country. The globalization is complete only when the rest of the world accepts our music too, like we have accepted theirs. This cannot be a one way bargain. With this festival, we are trying to propagate the variety of Indian music on a lager platform”.
The guest of Honor at this year’s Sahaj Parav will be Shantanu Moitra. The audiences will also get to see great performances by Teejan Bai (Pandavani performance), Kirtan by Sumon and many other such musical presentations. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia will be present on the closing day of this root music festival. Gotipua (Orissa), Chompraign (Tripura), Devatmoyee, Sidhi Goma, Vayali folk group will be there to present their musical forms in front of the audience.
An exhibition of masks from different parts of the country will take place at Gaganendra Pradarshashala. A rally will also be conducted to promote the culture of the country.
Srikanto Acharya who is actively associated with Sahaj Parav also announced the launch of a new website Musiana to preserve music of India. “Not much steps are being taken in this field and hence we thought of starting this website. At present we have sections on Bengali songs and classical music, but we plan to expand it to different musical genres. The programs of Sahaj Parav will be available on Musiana so that the audiences can watch it at their leisure time” said the ace singer.
Sahaj Parav will take place from 31st July to 2nd August at the Rabindra Sadan hall, Rabindra Sadan Campus and Gaganendra Pradarshashala.