If you’re a fan of Indian classical music, add Swara Samrat Festival to your watch list. It’s a showcase of Indian classical music maestros and young musicians as they perform music and dance online to raise funds for artists facing the backlash of the pandemic. With COVID-19 restrictions firmly in place, the festival is streaming digitally for the first time.
This year, Swara Samrat plays host to 36 classical musicians and dancers from Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. The festival features performances by renowned artists such as violinist N Rajam, classical vocalist Aditya Khandwe, tabla player Bickram Ghosh, sitar player Kushal Das, vocalist Ulhas Kashalkar, kathak dancer Rajendra Gangani, the Mysore Brothers, flautist Pravin Godkhindi, veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh and many more.
Debopriya Chaterjee and Nandini Shankar
Debopriya Chaterjee (flute) and Nandini Shankar (violin) perform a duet
When: Sunday, January 31 at 9pm.
An enchanting vocal performance by Sanjeev Abhayankar.
When: Sunday, January 31 at 9.45pm.
Momin Khan (pictured above) puts on a sarangi performance accompanied by Zaheen Khan on tabla.
When: Sunday, February 7 at 9pm.
Ranajit Sengupta takes to the stage to put on a sarod performance.
When: Sunday, February 7 at 9.45pm.
Catch Swara Samrat until Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 9pm.