Strings N Steps Festval 2017
Strings N Steps Festval 2017 By Vidushi Saroja Vaidyanathan, Prof. Anupam Mahajan, Pt. Dev Bansraj,Ms. Gaurie Dwivedi, Pt. Prateek Chaudhuri, Ustad Akram Khan, Dave Bansraj, Sangeeta Majumder, Neel Ranjan Mukherjee,Himanshu Dutt, Zuheb Ahmed Khan, Zaki Ahmed,
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Strings N Steps Festval 2017
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Festivals
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Vidushi Saroja Vaidyanathan, Prof. Anupam Mahajan, Pt. Dev Bansraj,Ms. Gaurie Dwivedi, Pt. Prateek Chaudhuri, Ustad Akram Khan, Dave Bansraj, Sangeeta Majumder, Neel Ranjan Mukherjee,Himanshu Dutt, Zuheb Ahmed Khan, Zaki Ahmed,
Venue
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi & Azad Bhawan Auditorium, ICCR, New Delhi
City
New Delhi
Date
20 Mar 17-21 Mar 17
Time
7PM To  9PM
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Strings N Steps Festval 2017

Strings N Steps presents
Strings N Steps Festival 2017: An International Event of Indian Classical Music & Dance
March 20-21, 2017 New Delhi

March 20, 2017, 7PM onwards, Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
March 21st, 7PM onwards, Azad Bhawan Auditorium, ICCR, New Delhi.

Strings N Steps presents its Sixth edition of the festival featuring an exhilarating bunch of performances by Legends to New-comer of the field...

The genesis of the name of the festival has a story of its own. Kathak dancer Sangeeta Majumder named this festival as ‘Strings N Steps’ after her ‘Kathak-Hawaiian Guitar amalgamation concept’, a performance with the Hawaiian guitar​ player​ Neel Ranjan Mukherjee. The innovative idea of presenting Kathak with a stringed instrument was perceived alongside the birth of ‘Strings N Steps International Festival of Indian Classical Music & Dance’, in 2013. In 2016, the Strings N Steps Festival went international by inviting artists from Argentina. In 2017 Edition of the festival, 'The Country In Focus' is Canada. This year's fiesta will witness the performances by the eminent artists from Canada.

March 20th:

Award Evening:
'​Strings N Steps​'​​,​ a young organization of performing artists dedicated to promote ​Global Music and Dance is stepping into its 6th glorious year. Since 2016, the festival committee started conferring the ‘Strings N Steps Global Award’ to those artists and personalities, who have made noteworthy contributions in the field of Indian classical music and dance. This year we are honored to present the award to Shri Amarendra Khatua (Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs & Director General, ICCR),​ Prof. Anupam Mahajan (Ex Dean, University of Delhi, Eminent Sitarist)​, Vidushi Saroja Vaidyanathan (Padmabhushan Awardee, Bharat Natyam Exponent), Pandit Dev Banraj (Eminent Vocalist, Canada), Pandit Prateek Chaudhuri (Sitar Maestro)​​, Gaurie Dwivedi (Odissi Exponent).

Performances :

1) The presentation of Strings N Steps Performing group- An amalgamation of Music and Dance.
by Neel Ranjan Mukherjee​(Hawaiian Guitar)​, Sangeeta Majumder​ (Kathak Dancer)​, Himanshu Dutt​ (Flute)​, Zuheb Ahmed Khan​ (Tabla)​, Zaki Ahmed​ (Vocal)​, Bhanu Sisodiya (Pakhawaj)

2) The Theme Country (Canada) artists will be performing- Pt.Dev Bansraj (Vocal) & Dave Bansraj (Tabla).

3) Sitar recital by Pt. Prateek Chaudhuri, Ud Akram Khan on Tabla.

'Chief Guest Shri Amarendra Khatua, DG, ICCR'.

Guest of Honour Vidushi Nalini-Kamalini Kathak Exponent Duo.

Guest of Honour Prof. Ravi Sharma, Dean Faculty of Performing Arts, H.O.D of Music, M.D. University,

March 21st :

Online Magazine Launch :
The 2017 edition of this festival will be held on March 20th, at the India Habitat Centre, and on March 21st, at (ICCR) Azad Bhawan Auditorium. The ‘Strings N Steps Magazine’- En Route to Rhythm, an online magazine, focusing on Indian Classical music and dance will be launched during this festival featuring Pt. Debu Chaudhuri (Living legend of Sitar) Vidushi Shovana Narayan (Kathak Exponent), Pt. Tejendra Narayan Majumder (Sarod Maestro), Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya (Indian slide Guitar Maestro), Pt. Dev Bansraj (Renowned Vocalist from Canada), and Prof. Stephen Slawek (Famous Sitarist from Austin, Texas).

Introducing Children of NGOs to Indian Classical Music & Dance:
We stand resolute ​to spread ​cultural ​and social​ awareness to every corner of our society. We also carry dance and music to the deprived and poor through workshops, linking schools and educational institutes and NGOs. We are establishing a pan-Indian reach with support from many well wishers and artists.​​ This year we have the children from HUDC a nationally recognized NGO as our special invitee.

1) First Session on 'Rasanubhuti' by Prof. Anupam Mahajan, Eminent Sitarist, Ex Dean, University of Delhi.

2) Performance by Ms. Gaurie Dwivedi Odissi Exponent.

3) Concluding Session on 'Ashtanayika' by Vidushi Saroja Vaidyanathan, Padmabhushan Bharatnatyam exponent.

Guests of Honour Dr. Sunil Kothari Padmashri, SNA Awardee, senior Dance historian ,scholar, author.

Guests of Honour Ms. Zaira Ann Ramkissoon, Director, Saaz o Awaaz, Canada.

Guest of Honour Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Eminent Vocalist, Khalifa of Delhi Gharana.


We are sure that the this year's festival will be a perfect combination of knowledge and arts which will be extremely benevolent and thoughtful to propagate the Art & Culture of this country.
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