Pt. Bhimsen Joshi National Festival of Music and Dance
Suranjali Foundation, a Non-profit Foundation for the cause of promoting, propagating & nurturing India Music and Dance and also providing platform to up & coming talents of the Country, is Pt.Bhimsen Joshi National Festival of Music and Dance 2013 in Hyderabad from 5-7th April 2013.
Its association with Bharat Ratna Late.Pt.Bhimsen Joshiji goes back to five decades. Bharat Ratna Late.Pt.Bhimsen Joshi is an international figure with his followers spread all over the world. Suranjali Foundation has initiated a Festival dedicated to Pt.Bhimsen Joshi and his Guru Pt.Sawai Gandharva in Hyderabad in 2012.
Sawai Gandharva Bharat Ratna Pt.Bhimsen Joshi Music Festival, Hyderabad 2012 at Chowmahalla Palace from Feb 17-19, 2012 was a grand success in terms of Artist participation, music lover’s response and also a very good feedback from the entire music community of India and abroad and also the Media. The three day Festival included the likes of the famous Artists such as Shri.Shrinivas Joshi ( Hindustani Vocal ) son of Bharat Ratna Pt.Bhisen Joshi, Pt.Kumar Bose ( Tabla Solo), Pt.Rajan & Sajan Mishra (Hindustani Vocal ), Ms. Alarmevalli (Bharatnatyam), Ustad Shahid Parvez ( Sitar),Pt.Ajoy Chakraborty ( Hindustani Vocal ), Ms. Shobana ( Bharatnatyam), Pt. Shankar Ghosh ( Tabla Solo), Pt. Ronu Majumdar ( Flute), Kumaresh & Ganesh ( Violin) and Pt.Bickram Ghosh ( Tabla).
Music Lovers of Hyderabad in many occasions came forward to offer their gratitude and respect to the noble souls who propagated Indian Classical Music transcending even Indian boundaries. With the same spirit and synergy, Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Joshi Festival,was conceived for the first time in Hyderabad and it got institutionalized as an Annual National Festival of Music and Dance in Hyderabad.
This year, the festival is being organized from Friday, 5th April, 2013 to Sunday, 7th April, 2013 at Shilpa Kala Vedika, Madhapur, Hyderabad. A three day program will witness stalwarts in classical music being performed live to enthrall the audience.