The Gharana Festival of Indian Music a 3-day festival that takes place in Chennai celebrating and experiencing Hindustani Classical music. The festival intends to showcase this rich Indian classical genre with the goal of bringing something new to the music community of Chennai. This annual festival features stand-out performances by artists who are the true torchbearers of their respective fields, carrying forward the tradition of music.
We at the Prakriti Foundation started the festival as a response to the success of the first edition in 2006, Dhrupad, which included distinguished and legendary musicians of this art form. The enthusiasm witnessed amongst the audience, in a city which is dominated by Carnatic classical music, made it possible to make Gharana an annual festival.
The festival opens its doors to people all over the country and the world, inviting them to experience and get a taste of Hindustani classical music in Chennai. The best part being that it is non-ticketed and is open to all!
The 2010 edition of this festival featured Pandit Indra Kishore Mishra, Pandit FalguniMitra and Pandit Arun Kumar Mishra presenting Bettiah Gharana. Founded in the seventeenth century, this genre of Gharana mainly flourished during the nineteenth century. It exercised great influence over Dhrupad in the entire eastern region.
The Gharana Festival performances were held over three days from 22rd to 24th March, 2010 at the Museum Theatre, Egmore in Chennai. For further details regarding the venue, time and various performers on each day, kindly select the date from the drop-down menu.
Bettiah Gharāna performance by Pandit Indra Kishore Mishra accompanied by Jayamala Mishra on vocals and Shri Apurvalal Manna on Pakhawaj.
Bettiah Gharana performance by Pandit Falguni Mitra, disciple of Pandit Bholanath Pathakji of Varanasi accompanied by Mrs. Pratima Mitra on Harmonium and Shri Apurvalal Manna on Pakhwaj.
Bettiah Gharāna performance by Pandit Arun Kumar Mishra accompanied by Dr.M.Narmadha on Violin and Shri Apurvalal Manna on Pakhwaj.
To know more about our past editions of this festival, kindly select a Year from the drop-down menu below.
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