Classical musicians vow at Bhavan’s Chaar Prahar festival

New York: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan USA, Sneh Arts, Kolkata Sitar School & Viewcy in association with the Consulate General of India & Dhwani Academy of Percussion Music presented the 2nd Annual Chaar Prahar Indian Classical Music Festival on Nov 29 and Dec 5. Given the pandemic, the festival was held online on the digital platform Viewcy, which enabled reach to audiences in Asia, Europe & North America.

The artist lineup included some of the most recognized names in Indian Classical music as well as rising stars. Community of artists & music lovers gathered to enjoy instrumentalists & vocalists from various gharanas showcasing their talents & mastery on the sitar, tabla, sarod, esraj, santoor, violin, veena, mridangam, harmonium & vocals.

Dignitaries from the music world & the community graced the occasion online to bestow their blessings, not only to the young artists, but also to the organizers for continuing this special initiative.

The Consul General of India in New York Amb. Randhir Jaiswal & his Deputy Shatrughna Sinha,  appreciated the work  put into presenting the rich music of India. Bhavan Chairman, Dr. Navin C. Mehta, attended on both days.

The organizing team of Chaar Prahar consists of Minesh Patel, MD of Bhavan USA, Indro Roy Choudhury, Bhavan Sitar guru & Director of Chaar Prahar Festival, and Sunny Thakkar, Founder of Sneh Arts.  It was dedicated to the former Executive Director of Bhavan USA, Shri Deepak Dave, who left this world too soon. ;

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Image courtesy of Photo collage: Bharatiaya Vidya Bhavan, USA

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