Saptak Music Festival

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Country and Region IndiaGujarat
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Festival Contact Information

Saptak Music Festival
Saptek School of Music
Vidyanagar High School Premises
Usmanpura
Ahmedabad 380007, India
Phone: (91) 79-27544124
Fax: 91-79-27541219
Email: saptakarchives@gmail.com

Festival Description

The festival of Indian classical music usually takes place on the first week of January in Ahmedabad every year. This festival was inaugurated by Pt. Ravi Shankar in 1980. The musical event is organised by a public charitable trust which runs the Saptak School of Music. This festival which spans the first 11 days of January, showcases the best talents and presents as many as a hundred plus musicians with sincere commitment to standards. Some of the innovative features of this festival have been instrument and dance ensembles, Tala Vadya Kacheri, Rajasthani and Punjabi folk music. Saptak also tries to keep alive the fading traditions of vocal music like Thumri and Dhrupad, and instruments like Sarangi and Pakhawaj by inviting the older generation of artists specializing in these fields. The students of Saptak also perform in the presence of renowned musicians, musicologists and a large appreciative audience. 

Festival Dates January 1 - 13, 2014
Festival Links

http://saptak.org/

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