'Sounds of India' a music concert by Sargam School of Music to be held on Saturday, July 20 in Auckland is featuring Indian sitar maestro Dhruv Bedi, as a guest performer.
Sargam School of Indian Music is a classical music school in Auckland that has both Indians and non-Indian musicians enrolled and performing and has, in the past, hosted several musical concerts across the country.
Sounds of India concert at Dorothy Winston Centre will feature different forms of Indian music including classical, folk music, Bollywood classical music, Braj ki Hori and a fusion of world music.
"This is one of our most ambitious projects- with sitar maestro from India and fusion by western musicians- we are looking at making this concert one of a kind- a show that celebrates every genre of music," Basant Madhur, famous Indian musician in Auckland told The Indian Weekender.
The first half of the show will feature the ecstatic performance of Dhruv Bedi followed by a performance from the musicians from Sargam School of Indian Music, also feature segments of Bollywood, classical Indian, dance and conclude with fusion by Dhruv Bedi and western musicians.
People can buy tickets by calling Basant Madhur on 0210357954 or Shalu Garg on 021356811. The event is held at Dorothy Winston Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar School on 16 Howe Street, Newton, Auckland from 6:30 p.m.
About Dhruv Bedi:
Dhruv Bedi was born in a family of musicians in India and received his training in sitar from his father and guru Shri Jagdeep Singh Bedi, a renowned sitar player and Surbhar artist. Dhruv has performed extensively all over India and abroad in all major festivals in countries such as the USA, U.K., Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Russia, Mauritius, South Korea, and Azerbaijan etc. to name a few.
He is one of the familiar faces to perform at different Global Summits and Bilateral Talk events held in India that are attended by the heads of different nations, foreign ministers and delegates.
Dhruv is a recipient of several national awards including All India Radio Competition, Shri Ravi Kopikar Memorial award by ITC Sangeet Research Academy, National Senior Scholarship by Ministry of Culture, Young Achiever's Award by OSA Hindu College etc.