Saregama, Akademi revive classical music

MUMBAI: Saregama has tied up with the Sangeet Natak Akademi to revive the popularity of the works of legendry artistes that have been preserved by the country’s premier academy of performing arts.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi, that confers the Sangeet Akademi Awards, considered the highest national recognition for practising artistes, owns the country’s largest audio-visual repertoire of music and performing arts.

Saregama has unveiled the first six audio CDs, compiled from the archives of the Akademi, which comprise the works of legendary musicians like Ustad Bismillah Khan, Ustad Amir Khan and Ustad Ahmed Jaan Thirakhwa, along with rare recordings on the musical instruments of India. 

Akademi chairman Ram Niwas Mirdha said, “Classical Indian music has never before in history enjoyed the kind of pre-eminence that it has in the last six decades. This pioneering initiative by Sangeet Natak Akademi and Saregama towards reviving the vast archives of traditional Indian music is a giant leap to invoke the interest of the present generation in the vast heritage that our country beholds.”

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