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Thumri Music Festival 2019 approaches

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.

78f1db 20dfb65a584344f9b319123d931ad7ef~mv2 Thumri Music Festival 2019 approaches

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
Devashish Dey
Debapriya Adhikari & Samanvaya
Arati Ankalikar

24 September 2019
Sarathi Chatterjee
Ganesh Prasad Mishra
Ashwini Bhide Deshpandey

25 September 2019
Rejendra Sijuar
Dhanashree Pandit Rai
Channulal Mishra

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.

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