Banyan Tree's festival dedicated to great poets of India, Hazrat Amir Khusrau and Saint Kabir; Khusrau-Kabir is all set to enthral the music lovers of Mumbai on Saturday.
India has been blessed by the presence of several poet saints through centuries. Among the most revered and popular from north India are Hazrat Amir Khusrau and Saint Kabir. This concert Khusrau-Kabir, celebrates the rich legacy of the two great geniuses whose works continue to guide us even today.
This festival in its 6th edition in Mumbai will present some very talented musicians, who will celebrate the works of these two great geniuses and bring alive their teachings on a singular platform.
Khusrau-Kabir 2014 will feature – contemporary presentations of Khusrau- Kabir: In this segment young minds will present the works of these two great saint poets. Popular singers Nandini Srikar, Shilpa Rao and Suchi from Mumbai, who are well trained artists known for their innovative interpretations and creative experimentations will be featured in this presentation.
This will be followed by Padma Shri Prahlad Singh Tipanya and group (Madhya Pradesh). One of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India, today Padma Shri Prahlad Singh Tipanya, combines singing and explanation of Kabir bhajans. Known for his folksy rendition of Kabir in the style of the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, which tugs at the heart, Tipanya said the saint is one of the most loved and revered mystics of India. "And why not? He was a fearless poet, reformer, critic, seeker and spiritual master. He spoke against hypocrisy in society regardless of its religious roots. His works are rich with spiritual wisdom, universal love, oneness of all creations and above all, the spiritual path and gratitude to the Satguru continue to inspire people from all walks of life."
This will be followed by the internationally celebrated Sabri brothers from Jaipur, Rajasthan, who will present qawwali. The Sabri brothers have enthralled the qawwali lovers across the globe. They have even taken the Bollywood by storm with their power packed performances and very knowledgeable renditions of qawwalies with tremendous lyrical beauty.
(Nehru Centre, Worli on June 28 at 6.30pm)