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Meet the diverse cultures of India at ‘Mahima: The Return of Guru’ by Raza Foundation

The Raza Foundation, a stalwart of modern Indian art, is organizing a two-day classical festival of different forms of music and dance  ‘Mahima: The Return of Guru’ on 17th and 18th January 2107, 6 pm onwards at Triveni Kala Sangam Auditorium, New Delhi. This is perhaps for the first time, in recent years, that a festival is being held to feature the inheritance that some of the most significant classical performers have imbibed from their respective gurus.

The event ‘Mahima: The Return of the Guru’ will feature recitals of Sitar, Khayal, Kotiyattam and Odissi by the finest of performers who will present the elements that their gurus have specially trained them in.

On the first day, Sitarist Ustad Shujaat Khan will present his guru and father Ustad Vilayat Khan, followed by a traditional Kerala performance of Kotiyattam by Kapila Venu who is mentored by parent and actor G Venu.

The second day will feature Khayal recital by Ashwini Bhide Deshpande from Pune and a disciple of Prof Ratnakar Pai. This will be followed by an Odissi performance by Madhavi Mudgal who will focus on the learnings by her guru Shri Harekrishna Behera.

Time: 6 pm
Date: 17th & 18th January 2017
Venue: Triveni Kala Sangam Auditorium, New Delhi
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