Renowned Hindustani musician and tabla player Pandit Chatur Lal’s Memorial Society, Pandit Chatur Lal Memorial Society and Hindustan Zinc Limited are organizing the 20th edition of the concert series Smriti (Udaipur Chapter) on 20 February through their social media accounts . The annual concert, a spectacular combination of Hindustani and Carnatic music, is scheduled to begin at 7 pm.
Undeniably, the late Pandit Chatur Lal was one of the first Indian composers who helped popularize the traditional Indian sound in the West in the late 50s and 60s with his contemporaries Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ashish Khan and Ali Akbar Khan. The Smriti Sangeet Festival is brought to life by Pandit Chatur Lal’s granddaughter and the festival’s artistic director, Shruti Chatur Lal. He said in a statement, “On the 95th birth anniversary of the tabla magician this year, the Pandit Chatur Lal Memorial Society also announces the Pandit Chatur Lal Yuva Puraskar, especially for young masters who promote Indian culture through their artistry. Are giving responsibility for giving. “
The Memorial ceremony promised to be a dazzling musical evening filled with performances by talented artists. Dr. Mysore Manjunath, a noted violinist, will grace the stage along with Grammy-nominated Pandit Gaurav Majumdar. Karnataka musician BC Manjunath will also make his presence felt. She was awarded the title of Asthana Vidwan in 2012 and has performed at various popular shows including the likes of London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Sydney Opera House.
Dr. Mysore Manjunath and Pt. Gaurav Majumdar shared his excitement of performing on Smriti Manch. “We have been touched with dedication by the Chatur Lal family and it is our honor to be a part of this show.” Vidwan BC Manjunath and tabla master Pranshu Chatur Lal spoke on Smritiyan’s unique concept of jugalbandi and said, “Jugalbandi is a rich experience where each artist of different musical styles contributes to the beauty of amalgamation.”