Punjabi comes up with Festival of Traditional Music in Delhi showcasing the state’s rich lineage of classical music. Festival of Traditional Music of Punjab was inaugurated by Smt Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi and Prof. Kiran Walia, Minister of Languages, Social Welfare, Child and Women Development.
The two day music festival event features a number of traditional Punjabi compositions with classical music alive at India International Centre. Bhai Mohan Singh and Sukhdev Singh started the festival with the performance. Kicked off with “bhijurian chamkan ghoran ghatayat kalian….” in Malkauns Raga, they moved into Raga Kedar and sang “seekhe ho tum”. And then Raga Desh “he maa gharaj gharaj barsariyan boondanya”.
The vocal jugalbandi was followed by the performance of Tushar Dutta, a renowned young vocalist from Kolkata. On May 23rd, the concluding day, Raza Ali Khan a Delhi-based classical singer will performance.