Rajarani Music Festival 2021 To Begin On November 12: Details
The annual three-day Rajarani Music Festival 2021 is set to begin on November 12. The music festival typically features artists from across the country – and this year is no exception, with a stellar line-up in place.
Since its inception, the festival has provided the perfect stage for classical Indian musicians performing in genres such as Hindustani, Carnatic, or Odisha’s homegrown Odissi music.
The three-day festival starts from 6 pm onwards from 12th to 14th November 2021. Given below is the schedule:
Hindustani Flute by Guru Jabahar Mishra –
A soloist and an accompanist. At present, he is the Head of the Department of Flute in the Utkal University of Culture.
Hindustani Vocal by Vidushi Ashwini Bhide Deshpande –
A ‘top grade’ artist of Akashwani & Doordarshan, an outstanding vocalist of the famed ‘Jaipur-Atrauli’ Khayal Gayaki tradition.
Sarangi by Ustad Sabir Khan –
A symbol of the Sarangi. Sabir excels in musical improvisations with sustaining melodic and rhythmic skills framed by the raga.
Carnatic Vocal by B Ranjani & B Gayatri –
World-renowned musicians whose musical contributions include studio recordings, television, radio, concerts, festivals and lecture demonstrations. As top class Carnatic classical musicians, Ranjani and Gayatri are conservators of their genre’s unique tradition.
Odissi Vocal by Guru Dr Bijaya Kumar Jena –
A popular teacher and Researcher, an A grade artist of A.I.R. & Doordarshan.
Carnatic Violin by Akkarai Sisters –
Distinguished musicians for their soulful music that has won the hearts of music lovers worldwide.
Notably, the Rajarani Music Festival was conceived by the Department of Tourism back in 2002. The festival, which is now highly sought after by classical music enthusiasts, is held against the backdrop of the 11th century Rajarani Temple, the finest example of Odisha’s intricate temple architecture located in Bhubaneswar.