Singer Haimanti Shukla will be awarded the prestigious Sangeet Samman at the 67th Dover Lane Music Conference, scheduled to be held from January 22-25 at Nazrul Mancha, Rabindra Sarobar. The unique music conference, spanning four nights has acquired an iconic status, so much so that many a performer of Hindusthani Raag Sangeet is judged on the basis of whether he has played at least once on this stage.
This edition will be dedicated to the memories of Vidushi Annapurna Devi, Ustad Imrat Hussein Khan and Pandit Arun Bhaduri. The conference will start with Shukla’s renderings of Kheyal, Thumri and Bhajan.
The hall has a seating capacity of nearly 2,400 people. Very few tickets will be on sale, which will be available at only three outlets. The soirees will be held from 7pm to 6am.
The organizers have been able to bring back tabla maestro Kumar Bose, who had been absent for a long time. Among the firsts will be Parween Sultana (vocal), Kalapini Komkali (vocal) and Bharthi Pratap (vocal) and Maihar band.
“I started playing here in 1974. I had been absent from this stage for a few years, but there is no denying that I missed the platform,” Bose said.
Source: Telegraph India