Ghazal and Thumri Festival, Morden Assembly Hall, London
Saturday, 14 February 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The lyrics and the mood of music will be interpreted through traditional and contemporary English Poetry to target and communicate to global audience.
The festival entails two enthralling performances at Morden Assembly Hall (Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PJ. Bus routes to Tudor Drive: 413, 293, 163. The nearest tube station is Morden on the Northern line) on 14 February 2015 and Raynes Park Library Hall (Approach Rd, London SW20 8BA) on 15 February 2015 in London Borough of Merton. It involves, in addition, two workshops in Wimbledon library (Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7NB. 5 minutes walking distance from Wimbledon station) on 9 and 22 January 2015 at 5 pm each day. The event is supported by London Borough of Merton and Merton Library Services.
The performance at Morden Assembly Hall will start at 6.30pm and continue till 8.30pm on 14 February and the performance at Raynes Park Library will start at 5pm and finish by 7pm on 15 February.
One of the leading Hindistani classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty (http://www.chandrachakraborty.info/), the grandson of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya), highly acclaimed sitarist and Ghazal singer Mehboob Nadeem (http://mehboobnadeem.com/), eminent semi-classical vocalist Farzana Sifat as well as young and talented Ghazal singer Dr Priya Bhagwat will perform while two of the highly respected musicians Yousuf Ali Khan (Tabla) and Sunil Jadhav (Key-board) will accompany the performance together with reciters that include Erik Schelander etc.
Entry fee is £5 for each day.
For the performance at Raynes Park Library Hall, one of the leading Hindistani classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty (http://www.chandrachakraborty.info/), eminent semi-classical vocalist Farzana Sifat young and talented Ghazal singer Dr Priya Bhagwat, Sayan Gupta will perform while one of the highly respected musicians Yousuf Ali Khan (Tabla), Abu Emran (Keyborad) will accompany the performance together with poet Ziba Karabassi (with Kaveh Bahrami in music), poet Mir Mahfuz Ali, poet David Lee Margon and poet Shaila Simi and reciters that include Erik Schelander as well young pianist Niloy Amin.