Thumrī is a common genre of semi-classical Indian music. The term “thumri” is derived from the Hindi verb thumakna, which means “to walk with dancing steps so as to make the ankle-bells tinkle.” The text is romantic or devotional in nature, the lyrics are usually in Uttar Pradesh dialects of Hindi called Awadhi and Brij Bhasha.
As the date has come, the Delhi government’s Sahitya Kala Parishad presents Thumri Festival 2019!
The much-awaited three-day festival will feature performances by eminent artists from around the country. Save the dates! Program schedule is:
23 September 2019
Debapriya Adhikari & Samanvaya
24 September 2019
Ganesh Prasad Mishra
Ashwini Bhide Deshpandey
25 September 2019
Dhanashree Pandit Rai
Entry is free of cost. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis only. It is advised to take your seats by 6:15 pm.
Some of the famous artists of the Thumri of the Benaras gharana or Banaras gayaki include Badi Motibai, Rasoolan Bai, Siddheshwari Devi, Girija Devi, and Chhannulal Mishra.