| 15 Apr 2024
DD Bharati to give live coverage of music and dance festivals in January

NEW DELHI: Even as it depends on Doordarshan archives for its programming, DD Bharati has planned several live reportage during January 2015, apart from the telecast of the Republic Day Parade.

DD Bharati will be live covering the three-day Mukteswar Odissi dance festival that is taking place at the Mukteswar temple premises in Bhubaneswar from 14 to 16 January.

The channel will also telecast live some sequences from the Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival from Raipur on 16 January from 8:00 p.m., on 17 January from 6:00 p.m., and on 18 January from 8:00 p.m.

Perched on the banks of Mahanadi, Sirpur is a small town located 85 km away from the state capital, will witness the acclaimed Sirpur National Dance and Music Festival - held year after year in the month of January, under the auspices of the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board.

Amongst the renowned Indian and international artistes to grace the festival this year are Kathak dancer and Hindustani classical music vocalist Pt. Birju Maharaj, English percussionist Peter Robert Lockett, American saxophonist and composer George Brooks, Jazz percussionist –Phil Maturano, Indian playback singer Anuradha Paudwal, Indian musician and sitar player Shujaat Husain Khan, Indian classical musician and santoor player Rahul Sharma.

DD Bharati will return to Bhubaneswar for live reportage of the Rajarani Festival on 18, 19 and 20 January from 6 to 8 p.m. The Rajarani Music Festival held is one such occasion to celebrate the richness and originality of Indian classical music. The Festival will showcase mandolin exponent U. Srinivas from Chennai, legendary Carnatic vocalist M. Balamuralikrishnan, celebrated couple - violinist L.Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurty.