Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan
Well founded on the ideals of Public Service Broadcast, All India Radio has played a stellar role in nurturing India’s Heritage and fortifying its diversified culture. Rendering unfeigned support for the cause of Indian Classical Music through popularization, promotion and preservation has been AIR’s hall mark. Started way back in the year 1954, Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan has evolved as a strong brand name for All India Radio in the mind space of connoisseurs for over six decades. It is an annual music event organized all over the country featuring both eminent artistes and upcoming youngsters from the stream of Hindustani and Carnatic Classical Music. No artiste of national and international eminence has ever missed out from being featured in the prestigious event, a much sought after by both artistes and connoisseurs.
To quote a few among them …. MS Subbulakshmi, Pt. DV Paluskar, Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Ustad Amir Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Bhismillah Khan, Pt. Pannalal Ghosh, Pt. Kumar Gandharv, Dagar Bandhu, Dr. Mallikarjun Mansoor, Dr.Basvaraj Rajguru, Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Acharya Brahaspathi, Madhuri Mattoo, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, VG Jog, S Balachander, Veena Doraiswamy Iyengar, Dr. Shemangudi Srinivas Iyer, G.N. Balasubramanyam, DK Pattammal, ML Vasantha Kumar, Emani Shankar Shastri, Dr. Sumati Mutatkar, Voleti Venkateshwarlu, Ustad Halim Jaffar Khan, Ustad Hafiz Ahmed Khan, T.K. Govinda Rao, Dr. R.K. Srikanthan, Lalgudi Jayaraman, MS Gopalakrishnan, Palghat Mani Iyer, Prapancham Sitaram, U Srinivas ….
Some among the living legends are Pt.Jasraj, Dr.Bala Muralikrishna, Vidushi Kishori Amonkar, Pt.Rajan Mishra & Pt. Sajan Mishra, Pt. Debu Choudhary, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Singh Bandhu, Pt. Bhajan Sopori, TV Sankaranarayanan, TN Seshagopalan, Dr.N.Ramani, Dr.TN Krishnan, Dr.N Rajam, N Ravi Kiran, Gundecha Bandhu, Dr.DK Datar, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Kadri Gopalnath…. to mention a few, who have contributed immensely towards achieving the goal of All India Radio in this direction.
The above names are only indicative and not exhaustive.
Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan 2015
This year’s Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan Concerts will be held at 24 venues on 10th October, 2015 (Saturday) featuring many eminent and promising artists from across the country. This music mosaic will showcase artistes from the streams of Hindustani, Carnatic, Light and Folk Music.
The evening concerts for Hindustani and Carnatic music will be held at 15 venues i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Indore, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jalandhar, Goa, Nagpur, Thiruvanathapuram, Mangaluru and Thrissur .
The morning concerts only for Hindustani music will be held at 3 venues i.e. Agartala, Raipur and Jammu .
The evening concerts for Folk and Light music will be held at 6 places i.e. Dehradun, Ranchi, Rohtak, Jodhpur, Coimbatore and Vijayawada.
Main Artistes - 63 (Hindustani Music–26, Carnatic Music–14 & Light & Folk Music-23) and more than 150 accompanists will participate in the event.
These concerts will be scheduled for broadcast on the National hook-up between 7th Nov. 2015 and 13th Dec. 2015.