| 06 Jun 2023
AIR to host Cultural Music Heritage Shows in monthly programmes

NEW DELHI: All India Radio (AIR) is to organise monthly Cultural Music Heritage shows as part of safeguarding the country’s musical heritage featuring prominent artists.

The opening concert on 28 October will be by renowned santoor exponent, Pandit Bhajan Sopori, and his son Abhay Rustom Sopori. The concert will be telecast live on DD Bharati at 6.30 pm.

Being organised by the National Channel of All India Radio, the concert will showcase the musical brilliance shared between generations of musicians.

The show titled ‘A Musical Legacy’ intends to highlight the musical skills passed from generation to generation amongst musicians.

The concert, which is to be held once a month, will see renditions from talented duos like Padamshree Debu Choudhary and his son Pratik Choudhary, Pandit Manprasad and son Lalit Prasad, L.K. Pandit and Mita Pandit, Pandit Rajendar Prassana and Ritesh Prassana.

The series forms a part of Prasar Bharati’s mission of ‘Bahujan Hitaya, Bahujan Sukhaya’ and is a platform where the rich legacy of the artists will be showcased.

“Radio has not only conserved the musical legacy, but given dimensions to it to make it relevant with changing times”, said AIR DG F. Sheheryar.