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Sitar maestro Soumitra Thakur set to dazzle audiences on The Maitri Project

The scion of Bishnupur Gharana of Classical Music, the Sitar Maestro Soumitra Thakur, is going to grace the screen on the Maitri Project on July 25. 


An epitome of subtle perfection, Soumitra began training to be a classical instrumentalist from the age of four under the tutelage of his Uncle and Sitar instrumentalist, Shri Prashanta Thakur. He has also had advanced training from celebrated Sitar instrumentalist Pt. Kushal Das of the Maihar Gharana. Soumitra has done his post-graduation in Music from Delhi University. 


Soumitra Thakur’s sitar stylings reflect the influences of both the Maihar and the Imdadkhani-Etawa Gharana. 


Soumitra is the recipient of the Balshree Award (President’s Award) for Creative Performance in 2009 from the then President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil. He was conferred the 1st position at the 20th National Youth Festival Competition in 2016 as well as the 1st position at Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy Competition in 2014. 


Witness this amazing Sitar Vadak in action! Tune into The Maitri Project on July 25 at 7 PM IST. Don't miss out!


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Rashmi Agarwal's mystical melodies will set the mood this weekend on Maitri
The Maitri Project Added 8 months ago

Join us as we welcome a singer, whose voice has been characterized as the voice of the deep seas. 


Rashmi Agarwal is an Indian Classical singer and composer based in Delhi, specializing in Light Classical Sufi/Bhakti and Ghazal singing. With her profound grasp over the various styles of devotional and spiritual music, she has made a name for herself as a reputed Indian Singer..


She is the first and only Indian woman to win the Grand-Prix Award at the prestigious IX International World Music Festival SharqTaronalari (Melodies of Orient) in August, 2013 at Samarkand, Uzbekistan, organized regularly under the patronage of UNESCO.


As an empanelled artist with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as well as the Ministry of Culture, Rashmi has achieved the privilege to perform on various national and international forums, including the USA, UK, Mexico, Indonesia, Uzbekistan,Turkmenistan, Australia etc. 


In October 2018, she did a concert tour to Mexico, representing India in Sufi music at the prestigious Cervantino International Festival, where she received a lot of love and admiration from diverse patrons. 


She was invited to perform at The Ethnic World Music Festival, Bali, Indonesia in Nov,2013.


In December, 2015 she was invited to perform at the prestigious 20th Anniversary Summit of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan.


Gear up to meet this artist extraordinaire on October 30, at 7 PM, and be lulled into a deep sea of melody and unconditional devotion.



Tickets for the online performance are available now.  https://www.matchmytalent.com/events/RashmiAgarwal_TMP

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An Intoxicating Evening with Indie Group Desi Quarter
The Maitri Project Added 9 months ago

Power band ‘Desi Quarter’ is going to be the latest rager for this weekend in Maitri. Known for their signature blend of Bollywood, Sufi and Indie styles, with a pinch of western music in the mix, this dynamic duo of Rajtaringini (vocals) and Amit Khadikar (Vocals and guitar) is sure to put a smile on your face come Saturday.


Desi Quarter is known for putting a unique spin on each of their musical renditions. Their signature style has brought them the glory of “Best Live Music Band” award at the

GIBF Awards – Western Region. Check out some of their most memorable performances online:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uUhLeyr-KA 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBZEXmzxVMY


https://youtu.be/uOb1kgzjM20


https://youtu.be/VbU2kISRe-w


https://youtu.be/4GAow0lOquI


Come and celebrate a musical fest of passion! 


Watch Live on The Maitri Project, Saturday, September 11 at 7 PM. Tickets available here 


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Divyansh Srivastava Comes to Perform and Win Hearts on the Next Edition of The Maitri Project
The Maitri Project Added 10 months ago

Santoor Player Divyansh Srivastava is all set to grace the stage on the next episode of The Maitri Project. 


This 25-year old Indian Classical Santoorist and composer specializes in the ‘Sufiyana Gharana’ of santoor tradition, which originates from Kashmir and is the only tradition of Santoor. The Sufiyana Gharana is known for its clear emphasis on both the Gayaki and Tantrakari, as well as the clarity of Raga.


Divyansh has been trained in this beautiful art form by Padmashri Pt. Bhajan Sopori of Sufiyana Gharana. Divyansh’s particular brand of Santoor is also the Sopori baaj, which is a revised shape of Santoor improvised by none other than his Guruji, Pt Sopori Ji. Before moving on to the Santoor, Divyansh was also trained as a vocalist in Hindustani Classical Music. 


Divyansh has performed in myriad shows across the length and breadth of the country. He has performed in some of the most prestigious shows and concerts in India, including SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan in Delhi, Bawra Sangeet Sammelan in Jalandhar, Ganga Mahotav in Varanasi, Prayag Sangeet Samiti in Allahabad, and many more. He has even participated in Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj in 2019. 


The list of prizes and achievements won by Divyansh is far too many to count. To list a few, he has received honours and recognitions from the Sangeet Natak Academy in Lucknow, in the Hariwallabh Sangeet Pratiyogita, in Dr J.S Bawra sangeet pratiyogita, and even in the Akhil Bhartiya Sangeet pratiyogita. 


Tickets for the online performance of Classical Santoorist Divyansh Srivastava are available now. 


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