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Pt Jasraj, Mishra Brothers to perform at MIT's MITHAS festival

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Renowned 'khayal' Pandit and Mishra Brothers are among the musicians who are scheduled to perform at the 25th MIT's Heritage of the Arts of festival.

Pt Jasraj's performance is the highlight of the coming spring season, which begins from March 30. The will take to the mic on May 19 at MIT's

Delhi-based brother duo Rajan and and Kolkata-based Kaushiki Chakraborty are also expected to perform at the festival, known as


The line-up of the South Indian artistes is equally promising.

and Padmabhushan T V Sankaranarayanan, in collaboration with the at Regis College, will give the open the festival, the same evening Chakraborty is scheduled to perform, said in a statement.

Chaired by Anuradha Palakurthi, the festival allows students from through graduate school to attend all programmes for free.

"We are so far away from our homeland and we have a responsibility to carry this musical tradition forward," said Palakurthi, a widely acclaimed Boston-based who has performed and recorded with Bollywood giants such as Suresh Wadkar, Kumar Sanu, and

"Growing up in we benefitted from free entry to classical shows at colleges because of organisations like Spic-MACAY, and I want to do the same for students music-lovers in Boston," said Palakurthi, who has also recorded an album with Ustad Nishad Khan of Imdadkhani Etawah gharana.

Artistes such as Ali Akbar Khan, Zakir Hussain, Hariprasad Chaurasia, M Balamuralikrishna, TN Krishnan, T Viswanathan, V V Subrahmanyam, Sanjay Subrahmanyan, TM Krishna and Chitraveena Ravikiran have performed at in the past.

"When I look back at the work of MITHAS, I am amazed at how many people have come together to present so many of South Asia's finest artists in concerts and lectures," said George Ruckert, of MITHAS, who came to to teach in 1991.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 14:20 IST
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