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Showcasing musical traditions from across the country at G20 Summit

At the gala dinner hosted by President, India showcased its diverse musical heritage to the world. It witnessed usage of traditional music from all across the country. The key highlight was ‘Gandharva Atodyam’. It is a unique musical medley featuring an exquisite symphony of musical instruments from across Bharat, showcasing Hindustani, Carnatic, Folk and Contemporary […]

At the gala dinner hosted by President, India showcased its diverse musical heritage to the world. It witnessed usage of traditional music from all across the country.
The key highlight was ‘Gandharva Atodyam’. It is a unique musical medley featuring an exquisite symphony of musical instruments from across Bharat, showcasing Hindustani, Carnatic, Folk and Contemporary music with an ensemble of classical instruments. The playlist would included:
Hindustani music : Raag Darbari kanda and kafi- khelat hori
Folk music : Rajasthan- Kesariya Balam, Ghumar and Nimbura Nimbura
Carnatic music : Raag Mohanam – Swagatam krishna
Folk music : Kashmir, Sikkim and Meghalaya – Bomru Bomru
Hindustani music : Raag Desh and Ekla chalo re
Folk music : Maharashtra – Aabir gulal (Abhang), Reshma chare ghani (lavani), Gazar (Varkari)
Carnatic music : Raag Madhyamavati – Laxmi baramma
Folk music : Gujarat- Morbani and Ramdev peer Helo
Traditional and Devotional music : West Bengal – Bhatiyali and Achutam Keshavam (Bhajan)
Folk music : Carnatic – Madu mekam kannai, Kaveri chindu and Aad pambe
Devotional music : Sri Ram Chandra Kripalu , Vaishnav jana to and Raghupati Raghava
Hindustani, Carnatic and Folk music : Raag Bhairavi- Dadra, Mile Sur Mera Tumhara
The musical arrangements encompassed usage of various rare instruments showcasing our unparalleled and unique musical heritage. These instruments include Sursingar, Mohan Veena, Jaltarang, Jodiya Pawa, Dhangali, Dilruba, Sarangi, Kamaicha, Matta Kokila Veena, Naltarang, Tungbuk, Pakhawaj, Rabab, Ravanhattha, Thal Dana, Rudra Veena, among others.

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