Friday, March 18, 2016
Akashvani’s tribute to Ustad Bismillah Khan Sahab on the eve of his 100th birth anniversary
Akashvani will pay tribute to Ustad Bismillah Khan Sahab on the eve of the birth centenary year. The broadcaster has dug out unique and most memorable recitals by the Ustad and will broadcast them on 20th March 2016 at 9:30pm in her weekend programme “Akhil Bhartiya Ravivasariya Sangeet Sabha” which is an hour and half long programme.
The programme is broadcast on the National Channel. But for global audience and for comprehensive reach it will be broadcast on the Raagam Channel, the niche channel of All India Radio carrying both Hindustani and Carnatic Classical Music. Raagam is also available online. Besides these one can also enjoy the programme through All India Radio Mobile Apps, DTH channels and via web streaming.
This special programme celebrates the centenary birth anniversary. The renderings have been carefully selected from his recordings that are available with the Central Archives of All India Radio. These rare recordings are of 1960 and 1962 and will be a soulful delight for connoisseurs of Shehnai recital.
Bismillah Khan was an Indian musician who popularized the shehnai and was awarded India’s highest civilian honour the Bharat Ratna in 2001.
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