Historic melodies, mystic music and the romance of the river.
Askari Naqvi is a Lucknow-based lawyer turned performing artist & entrepreneur.
He is a trained vocalist under the tutelage of Pandit Amit Mukerjee. Apart from his repertoire of light classical compositions, Askari is perhaps the only artist of his kind to introduce art forms of Muharram, specifically Soz-Khwani, from its strictly religious settings to a secular & wider audience. He is also an accomplished Dastango and has performed at various national and international festivals and spaces. Askari also founded Sanatkada Heritage, a travel initiative where he curates immersive travel experiences in Awadh, Bundelkhand and Uttarakhand.
"Pinjar Prem Prakasya antir bhayaa ujaas
Mukh kasturi mahmahi bani phooti baas"
Kabir in Tarannum is a mixed bag of the well-known poems of Kabir and also some not sung before. Artist Askari Naqvi will recite songs which are known and sung by various artists and also some of his own musical compositions based on Hindustani Ragas.
Afternoon Sessions - 28th November | 12.45 PM
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