Unity Of Faith For Harmony

Unity Of Faith For Harmony
Posted: Mar 13, 2009 at 1712 hrs IST

Today’s terror is one of the biggest tormentors throughout the world and music artistes like to spread the message of peace through music. Keeping in mind the motto of ‘World Peace’ through music, an evening of Indian Classical music was organised recently by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation and the Sri Sathya Sai University at Sri Satya Sai Auditorium, New Delhi, where renowned sitar player Shubhendra Rao, cello player Saskia Rao and shehnai player Sanjeev Shankar enthralled the audience.

During the programme, they presented five compositions in which Shubhendra and Saskia presented two of them followed by a jugalbandi of Sanjeev and Shubhendra on three compositions. Apart from this Shubhendra and Saskia presented a Greek composition, while the duo of Sanjeev and Shubhendra presented Indian Folk. During the concert a Hindi Baul song was also presented, which was applauded by the audience. In between the various compositions, a jugalbandi of Sanjeev-Shubhendra in Mishra Khamaaj had the audience on their toes.

Dedicated to world peace, the programme also had four religious gurus, whose presence certainly gave the strong message of ‘Faith in Unity’.

Tata Indicom’s Mirchi Music Awards
To celebrate excellence and felicitate the deserving artistes in the music industry, Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, in association with TATA Indicom, announced its first music awards, the Mirchi Music Awards.

Scheduled for March 28, 2009, Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards will witness the best of the music talent getting crowned. The selection of the winners has been done by an august jury led by the chairman Javed Akhtar. The other luminaries include Prasoon Joshi, Anu Malik, Kailash Kher, Kavita Krishnamurthy-Subramaniam, Kunal Kohli, Lalit Pandit, Louis Banks, Ramesh Sippy, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Shankar Mahadevan, Sadhana Sargam, Suresh Wadkar and Sonu Niigaam.

Making the announcement, Prashant Panday, CEO, ENIL said, “Many music awards are organised every year in different parts of the world to recognise the contributions of the music fraternity. This has been missing in India. Mirchi being synonymous with radio and music, we wanted to give back to the music industry. Hence, the Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards”

Universal Music-Zee Marathi’s Pancharatna
Universal Music India and Zee Marathi have joined hands to come up with a string of albums showcasing the rich tradition of music in Maharashtra. Pancharatna stands tall with its efforts in taking Maharashtra’s young, budding talent to the true music lovers across the country. The idea was conceived keeping in mind the immense talent that has emerged from Maharashtra from Lata Mangeshkar, Pt Bhimsen Joshi and Suresh Wadkar to today’s Swapnil Bandodkar, Bela Shende and Avadhoot Gupte.

Music has been an integral part of Maharashtrian culture. The youth even today is inclined to the cultural heritage of the local music that offers diverse genres ranging from classical and folk to rock. To add to this, Universal Music has joined hands with Zee Marathi to make this content available to the audiences in the form on audio CDs, DVDs, VCDs and MP3-CDs at attractive prices.

The first album series is a compilation of some of the great performances by Zee Marathi’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs Kartiki Gaikawad, Rohit Raut, Arya Ambekar, Prathmesh Laghate and Mugdha Vaishampayan.

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