RadioandMusic
| 17 Sep 2019
Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan 2015 to reverberate in 24 cities this weekend

NEW DELHI: Different genres of Indian classical music along with folk and light will reverberate in 24 centres of artistic sensibilities during the 62nd Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan to be held on 10 October.

The annual gala commenced way back in 1954 and during the last six decades, it has evolved as a brand in the mind of connoisseurs and the dilettante alike.

The musical bonanza features both eminent artistes as well as those who shot up to recognition at relatively younger ages.

In its 62nd year, the festival has two new additions this year- folk and light music.

These concerts will be aired on the National hook-up between 7 November and 13 December.

No artiste of national and international eminence has ever missed out from being featured in the prestigious event, according to an Akashvani spokesperson.

The Sammelan this year will be held at 24 venues on 10 October featuring many eminent and promising artists from across the country.

This music mosaic will showcase artistes from the streams of hindustani, carnatic, light and folk music.

The evening concerts for hindustani and carnatic music will be held at 15 venues - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Indore, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jalandhar, Goa, Nagpur, Thiruvanathapuram, Mangalore and Thrissur.

The morning concerts only for Hindustani music will be held at Agartala, Raipur and Jammu.

The evening concerts for folk and light music will be held at six places like Dehra Dun, Ranchi, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Coimbatore and Vijayawada.

The Sammelan will see the participation of 63 artistes (hindustani music–26, carnatic music–14 & light and folk music-23) and more than 150 accompanists.

Some of the artistes who have participated in the Sammelan in the past include MS Subbulakshmi, Pt. DV Paluskar, Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Ustad Amir Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Bhismillah Khan, Pt. Pannalal Ghosh, Pt. Kumar Gandharv, Dagar Bandhu, Dr. Mallikarjun Mansoor, Dr.Basvaraj Rajguru, Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Acharya Brahaspathi, Madhuri Mattoo, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, VG Jog, S Balachander, Veena Doraiswamy Iyengar, Dr Shemangudi Srinivas Iyer, G.N. Balasubramanyam, DK Pattammal, ML Vasantha Kumar, Emani Shankar Shastri, Dr. Sumati Mutatkar, Voleti Venkateshwarlu, Ustad Halim Jaffar Khan, Ustad Hafiz Ahmed Khan, T.K. Govinda Rao, Dr. R.K. Srikanthan, Lalgudi Jayaraman, MS Gopalakrishnan, Palghat Mani Iyer, Prapancham Sitaram, and U Srinivas.