To pay homage to the invaluable contributions of the late Pandit Vijay Kichlu to the realm of Hindustani music
New York City, NY
The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), a New York City-based not-for-profit arts organization, strengthens its role as a crucial cultural link between the US and India. The recently concluded 3-day ‘Festival of Indian Music’ in New York showcased the universal appeal of Indian music with soul-stirring performances.
The legacy of Pandit Vijay Kichlu was celebrated and renowned artists like Padma Vibhushan Amjad Ali Khan and Padma Shri Malini Awasthi demonstrated their versatility and profound influence on Indian music.
Honoring Padma Shri Pandit Vijay Kichlu, the festival was supported by the Consulate General of India, New York, and featured touching tributes.
Malini Awasthi’s performance of Indian folk melodies created a long-lasting aura, drawing praise from IAAC Vice Chairman Rakesh Kaul and evoking emotions with profound expressions of soul-stirring poetry.
IAAC Chairman Dr. Nirmal Mattoo expressed his joy in presenting the festival’s grand finale which was a magical performance by the Sarod Quintet, led by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and the US debut of the third generation of the Bangash family.
Festival director, Sunny Thakkar acknowledged IAAC’s efforts in making the event a resounding success and added that it was heartwarming to pay homage to the invaluable contributions of the late Pandit Vijay Kichlu to the realm of Hindustani music.