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Thumri festival kicks off, renowned vocalists mesmerise

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A three-day festival celebrating the musical form kicked off at the Kamani Auditorium here on Friday with performances by celebrated classical musicians like Mudgal and duo scheduled.

The inaugural day saw performances by Padmaja Chakraborty, and Mudgal, in front of an overflowing auditorium.

Mudgal, who was awarded a Padma Shri in 2000, performed the "Bol Banau Thumri" and "Bandish ki Thumri", among others.

Thumri, a blend of and folk literature, is said to be over 500 years old.

The remaining two days of the festival will see performances by Nila Sinha Roy, Kumud Diwan, Rajan Sajan Misra, Rahul/Rohit Mishra, and

Currently in its 8th edition, the Festival has been organised by Sahitya of the government's Department of Art, It was inaugurated by Delhi's for Social Welfare

It will conclude on Sunday.

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 21:32 IST
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