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Melodies of Mahindra Kabira Festival 2023 Along the Ghats of Varanasi

Jay Shah, Vice President, Head - Cultural Outreach, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., expresses excitement about the carefully curated artist lineup, assuring attendees of a sensory feast against the backdrop of Benaras's timeless Ganga Arati.

Set against the picturesque ghats of Varanasi, the seventh edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival 2023 is poised to captivate audiences from December 15-17. The festivities begin with an enchanting evening performance by the Singapore-based Hindustani classical vocalist Sveta Kilpady. Known for her soulful renditions, Kilpady will weave together Kabir’s dohas in a blend of popular and contemporary compositions, revealing the timeless essence of Kabir’s poetry.

Melodic Overture by Ridhima from Sunbeam School

Ridhima from Sunbeam School will grace the opening evening with a captivating melodic performance, setting the stage for a celebration of music and culture.

Diverse Artistic Showcases: From Traditional Raagi to Eclectic Instrumental Renditions

This year’s festival boasts a diverse lineup, featuring Sandeep Singh, a traditional Raagi and Sikh devotional singer, showcasing the unique Taus, a bowed string instrument from North India: Bhuvnesh Komkali, grandson of the legendary Pt. Kumar Gandharva pays tribute to the master during his centenary year, while Purnesh Bhagwat, a young Hindustani classical vocalist, and the duo Kartikeya and Makrand interpret Kabir through their instrumental prowess on flute and percussion.

Enlightening Afternoon Sessions: Conversations with Scholars

The afternoon sessions promise intellectual engagement, with scholars like Purushottam Agrawal and Dr. Linda Hess engaging in poetic conversations about Kabir’s timeless verses. From Kabir’s poetry being married with the spoken word to interpreting Benaras on canvas, these sessions offer a holistic exploration of Kabir’s cultural impact.

Musical Extravaganza: Evening Sessions with Renowned Artists

As the sun sets over Varanasi, the festival’s evening music sessions come alive with performances by acclaimed artists such as Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande, Anwar Khan, The Vasu Dixit Collective, and the legendary Indian Ocean. Each artist brings a unique flair to Kabir’s compositions, promising an unforgettable auditory experience.

A Cultural Feast in Benaras

Jay Shah, Vice President, Head – Cultural Outreach, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., expresses excitement about the carefully curated artist lineup, assuring attendees of a sensory feast against the backdrop of Benaras’s timeless Ganga Arati. The Mahindra Kabira Festival 2023 guarantees an immersive journey through music, tradition, and the cultural tapestry of Benaras.

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