Flute festival to pay homage to wind instruments
New Delhi, October 10 (PTI) National and international artists will come together to celebrate various musical genres with the flute at the heart of their performances during the 10th edition of the Raasrang World Flute Festival.
The annual festival, organized by Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Sangeet Natak Akademi, will be held here at Nehru Park from Friday.
With international teams from Mexico, France and Chile, accompanied by Indian artists from Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Manipur, this year’s flute festival will feature tribal and rare heritage wind instruments as well as guitars, drums and khadtal.
“The Raasrang World Flute Festival, through multiple editions, has drawn attention to the flute, an instrument of divine seduction that brings to its heart the breath, rhythm and melodious music of the soul.
“It showcases talented tribal and folk musicians from Uttarakhand, Manipur, Chile and Rajasthan. Rare and heritage wind instruments in collaboration with the University of Sikkim will also be a part,” said the organizers. .
In addition, sharing the importance of bamboo on the economy and ecology, artists from Manipur will present a wide variety of endangered bamboos, they added.
The three-day event will see the participation of flautist Chetan Joshi, Anjaneya Joshi, Ajay Prasanna, Manipur folk musician Rewben Mashangva, Rajasthani folk artist Habib Khan Langa and his team, among others.
Nathalie Ramirez, Mexican classical flautist, Chilean artists Ser o Duo and Moa Edmunds will be among the international artists who will perform at the festival.
“The Flute Festival is a labor of love, and our passion for the divine is expressed through the universal language of music. As part of our efforts to promote and preserve rare cultural traditions and our roots, this festival attracts many people, ”Arun Budhiraja, said the founder of Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust.
The event will also bring together politician-poet Karan Singh, Lok Sabha MP from Manipur Rajkumnar Ranjan Singh and Special Police Commissioner Muktesh Chander.
The festival will end on October 13. PTI MAH MG
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