The coronavirus pandemic has brought musical notes to a halt. In this frightening era of social distancing and constantly scanning those around us in horror, music concerts and live performances seem like a distant dream; and the brunt of this is being borne by everyone in the music industry. From renowned musicians to instrument makers, and technicians, everyone is unsure of the future.
In such a scenario, Anuradha Pal, the famous table maestro has taken it upon herself to seek support in helping those out of work and affected in the sector. Her foundation Sur aaur Saaz is organising a two day long digital classical music event, Kala Ke Sangh.
As many as 21 maestros including Anup Jalota, Murad Ali, Sanjeev & Ashwani Shankar, Ajay Prasanna, Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Satish Vyas and Anuradha Pal herself will be performing in the event.
Though the event is free of cost and can be accessed through the social media, audience can donate for the fraternity through links mentioned below.
What is the event about?
It is a digital fundraiser classical music festival. The funds raised through this campaign will be used for helping over 700 classical/tribal/ bhajan/ folk musicians and instrument makers who are out for work for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival aims to raise Rs.37 Lakh which will be utilised in providing monthly subsistence to these artists and eventually create an online platform for them to earn through e-concerts.
Who all are performing?
Twenty-one top classical musicians will be performing at the event. These include- Anup Jalota, Fazal Qureshi, Shubhendra Rao, Anuradha Pal, Murad Ali, Satish Vyas, Taufiq & Shikhar Naad Qureshi, Sanjeev & Ashwani Shankar, Saskia & Ishaan Rao, Ravi Kulur & Giridhar Udupa, Soma Ghosh, Ajay Prasanna, Sunita Bhuyan, Gauri Pathare, Abhishek Borkar
What will be performed?
Enjoy these musical instruments in the event- tabla, sarod, sitar, sarangi, sello, piano, flute, ghatam, shehnai, djembe, violin, santoor
These music forms will be performed- bhajan, thumri, vocal
Where to attend?
Event will be streamed live at the @SASevents Facebook page as well as @anuradhapaltabla YouTube channel.
Are there any tickets?
No, the event will be streamed free of cost.
When is the event?
The two-day long event will be live on August 1, 2020 and August 2, 2020. It'll start at 7:30 p.m. on both the evenings.
Who are the organisers?
The event is being organised by Tabla maestro Anuradha Pal's organisaton Sur aaur Saaz in association with Jalota Welfare Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Avid Learning.
How can you help the artists?
The audience can donate for the artists to Jalota Welfare Association whose details are as given below-
Beneficiary Name : Jalota Welfare Foundation
Account No. : 0059000104165416
IFSC Code : PUNB0005900
Bank & Branch : Punjab National Bank, Dadar (W), Mumbai – 400028
Foreign corporates can donate through Sur aaur Saaz's FCRA compliant partner #ArtMatters (an initiative under Teamwork Arts).
Organisers can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org for further collaboration.
How will the donors be benefitted?
All the donors will get 50% tax-exemption under 80G. Donors need to message their Transaction Details, Name, PAN Card Number and Address to +91 98219 24847.