Maharashtra Tourism’s ‘Mumbai Sanskriti Music Festival’ begins virtually today, Mumbai


Maharashtra Tourism’s ‘Mumbai Sanskriti Music Festival’ begins virtually today

The famous Mumbai Sanskriti Music Festival has begun today virtually. The popular cultural fest in its 29th year is supported by the Maharashtra Tourism and is being organised virtually this year because of COVID-19 pandemic. The festival ends on May 1, 2021 and several interesting virtual concerts will be organised during this period.

On April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, a number of eminent Indian classical musicians including Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Radhika Sood Nayak, Fazal Qureshi and Dr Ashwini Bhide Deshpande will perform at the Indian Heritage Society – Mumbai (IHS). The theme this year is ‘Use Live Music to Save Heritage’ as the main aim of the festival is to increase awareness in people about the rich heritage of Mumbai with live music.

Dr Dhananjay Sawalkar, Director of Directorate of Tourism, said, “Maharashtra holds the maximum numbers of UNESCO World Heritage Sites among all States and Union Territories in India which shows the State’s rich cultural diversity and heritage. ‘Mumbai Sanskriti’ festival is an excellent initiative to showcase and promote the richness of our culture and we are proud to partner with it.”

On the occasion, Indian Heritage Society’s Chairperson, Anita Garware said, “Our heritage, culture, traditions are parts of a venerable lineage, which should be conserved. The event is an effort towards this cause, so that we can save and celebrate Mumbai’s heritage through art, architecture and music.”

The festival will be staged in four digital concerts which will be exclusively streamed on the official YouTube channel of Indian Heritage Society-Mumbai.

Important dates:

10th April 2021, 7 PM – Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma (Santoor)

17th April 2021, 7 PM – Radhika Sood Nayak (Sufi)

24th April 2021, 7 PM – Fazal Qureshi (Tabla)

1st May 2021, 7 PM – Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (Vocal)

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