Indian Consulate in New York, IAAC to host Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Indian Consulate in New York, IAAC to host Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

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Specifically-curated cultural and inventive occasions, together with a live performance headlined by Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and a photograph exhibition by celebrated photographer Steve McCurry will commemorate India’s seventy fifth Independence Day celebrations right here, showcasing to the People and the diaspora the nation’s progress as a vibrant democracy.”

The Consulate Normal of India in New York together with the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) is organising the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Competition of Freedom’.


The 2-week lengthy specially-curated occasions at a number of the most iconic cultural venues in New York Metropolis characteristic images, dance, music and India’s classical tradition within the run-up to 75 years of India’s independence on August 15 this 12 months.


The Consul Normal of India in New York, Randhir Jaiswal, mentioned as India marks 75 years of independence, it is going to really be a historic day in our nation’s onward march.


He added that the Competition of [email protected]′ will have a good time India’s landmark 12 months within the metropolis of New York and is that includes the best exponents of Indian performing arts.


It’s only becoming that the perfect of Indian thought and tradition is dropped at New York – the cultural capital of America, he famous.


The celebration goals to convey the perfect of Indian thought and tradition to our associates in America and thru them showcase the progress of our nation as a vibrant democracy, the Indian Consulate mentioned in a press release issued on Monday.


IAAC Chairman Dr. Nirmal Mattoo mentioned the organisation is proud and honoured to mark the event of 75 years of Indian Independence with the exceptional sequence of occasions celebrating Indian artwork and tradition.


Curated with care, this line-up boosts an formidable aim: to really immerse audiences right into a vibrant and various tradition with limitless potential to encourage all residents of the world, he mentioned in a press release issued by the IAAC.


The grand finale of the Competition of [email protected]′ on August 15 will characteristic Khan together with Sarod virtuosos Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash and tabla gamers Amit Kavthekar and Ojas Adhiya for a Samaagam’, an ensemble that can current the essence of each Indian and Western traditions seamlessly flowing into one another with out inventive compromise.


In Samaagam’, 12 totally different ragas are offered, creating a novel alternative to expertise joyous music and shared traditions.


The live performance, that includes famend Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya and the Refugee Orchestra, will likely be held on the Carnegie Corridor and would current a synthesis of musical traditions motivated by Mahatma Gandhi’s rules of fact, non-violence and peace.


The pageant started on August 5 with a photograph exhibition on the Sundaram Tagore Gallery right here by McCurry, who has captured India in all its magnificence and mystique for over 4 many years.


McCurry, amongst whose most well-known work is the portrait of the Afghan Woman’, has visited India over 80 occasions, however in his personal phrases, he has barely managed to scratch the floor.


On August 6 and seven, breathtaking performances in Indian dances enthralled audiences on the Ailey Citigroup Theatre as gifted exponents of varied Indian dance varieties comparable to Sanjib Bhattacharya and Jagannath Lairenjam (Sapta, Manipuri-Pung Cholom), Kavya Ganesh (Modern Bharatanatyam), Bhavana Reddy (Solo Kuchipudi), Jin Received (Kathak) and Mythili Prakash (Modern Bharatanatyam) introduced collectively the richness of Indian dance varieties to the viewers in New York.


On August 8, the Erasing Borders Dance Competition, a digital programme of Indian classical in addition to up to date dances was broadcast on-line.


A two-night jazz music occasion headlined by Sachal Vasandani and Associates that includes Grammy-nominated singer Priya Darshini performing music from a spellbinding assortment of arts from East and West will likely be held on August 11 and 12.


IAAC mentioned Vasandani honours Nat King Cole’s centennial in 2019, whereas borrowing from his Indian heritage together with Darshini, a charming singer whose work takes cues from her Indian Classical music roots.


Joined by a stellar solid that features bassist Harish Raghavan (Charles Lloyd), Grammy-nominated pianist Orrin Evans, saxophonist Dayna Stephens and drummer Kush Abadey, the particular occasion can even characteristic jazz singer Vanisha Gould. Famend vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty, the star from Patiala Gharana, and her all-female Sakhi ensemble will current a live performance at Carnegie Corridor on August 13.


The Sakhi ensemble is an exemplary group of gifted Indian artists that brings collectively voice, devices, percussion, and dance representing the Indian lady of the twenty first century, who’s fashionable but rooted, the Consulate mentioned.


The penultimate night time of the celebration will belong to Saath Saath’ on August 14, an ensemble that includes flute maestro Rakesh Chaurasia, Sitar maestro Purbayan Chatterjee, grasp percussionist Taufiq Qureshi and Tabla participant Ojas Adhiya.


The Consulate mentioned that the Saath-Saath’ ensemble brings the “spontaneity and improvisation throughout the self-discipline of Indian classical music that solely they will produce.


The fortnight-long pageant is a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations that started on March 12, 2021 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a march from Sabarmati to Dandi in remembrance of Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March on the identical day in 1930.


Since then, the Consulate Normal of India has organised over 200 occasions beneath the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav inside its jurisdiction with the dear help and participation the colourful diaspora neighborhood.

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