Historic melodies, mystic music and the romance of the river.
Ustad Kamal Sabri represents the seventh generation of a 400-year-old illustrious family of sarangi exponents – the Sainia Gharana of Moradabad. Ustad Sabri has been reinventing the art of sarangi-playing for many years while maintaining the rich legacy of his gharana. Ustad Sabri has worked with veterans like Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Hossam Ramzy (Egypt), Ricky Niles (Barbados, West Indies), Jukka Tolonen (Finland), and Jan Garbarek (Norway). He has recorded music with popular rock bands like Massive Attack and One Giant Leap and composed music for several Hollywood and Bollywood films. He is also an accomplished vocalist. A much-awarded top grade artiste of All India Radio, Sabri has been invited to perform by the BBC, Radio France, Radio Switzerland, Radio Italy, Radio Barbados, and the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
The fourth edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival, to be held between 16-18th November, will once more inspire an experience of intangible beauty and musical intensity. The idea behind Kabira is to feast one’s senses and spirit on the calm within the chaos of the world’s oldest city and feel that intangible “oneness amongst diversity” preached by Kabir, through the unrivalled power of music, literature and the arts.Play Video