Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan is to play on 21 June at 8pm in the Great Hall as part of the 2014 Tagore Festival at Dartington – which brings Anglo-Asian performers together to celebrate peace-building past and present at the centenary of the start of World War One.
Recognised as ‘one of the 20th century’s greatest masters of the sarod’, Amjad Ali Khan has been revered worldwide as a master of the sarod since making his international debut in the US over fifty years ago. His lute-like instrument, named literally for its ‘beautiful sound’, gives the distinctive tonal flavour to north Indian classical music.Khan will bring his beautiful sound to the rolling Devon hills in Playing for Peace on 21 June at 8pm in the Great Hall. Guests are invited to stay overnight at Dartington Hall in an Asian Lite Tagore Festival Package. Khan’s music is inextricably linked to the peace movement. In 1999, Khan inaugurated the World Festival of Sacred Music with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
He performed at the Central Hall of the Indian Parliament on the commemoration of India’s 60th year of Independence in 2007. And on the ninth anniversary of 9/11, Khan gave a Peace Concert at the United Nations in New York in the presence of the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon.
Festival goers will also be treated to performances by tabla player Talvin Singh, peace and environmental activist Satish Kumar, singer Param Vir, filmmaker Sangeeta Datta, Javed Aktar & Zoe Rahman, Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri, Dr Kalyan Kundu, Swagatalakshmi Omblivion, Director of Bhavan Centre Dr Nandakumara and Dr Prarthana Purkayastha.
The Tagore Festival was established by peace and environmental activist Satish Kumar in 2011 to celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s (1861-1941) enduring legacy at the Dartington Hall Trust.
The Dartington Hall Trust has teamed up with Asian Lite to bring you a festival package offering you a 10% discount on your tickets and accommodation booked from 9 to 18 June.
Enjoy an outstanding performance from the international celebrated sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, Playing for Peace, at 8pm on Saturday 21 June in the majestic Great Hall, followed by the Midsummer Fire Party down by the river Dart (or other events). Then follow in Tagore’s footsteps by staying on Saturday night in the Grade I listed 14th century Dartington Hall, waking up after a restful sleep to a delicious breakfast.
For further enquiries call 01803 847 147 from 9am to 5pm and quote Asian Lite.
Exclusive Asian Lite Tagore Festival Package
1. Festival package discount runs on bookings made from 9 to 18 June
2. The offer is open to Asian Lite readers only aged 18 or over
3. The offer is subject to availability on a first come first served basis
4. The 10% discount includes any ticketed event over Friday 20 June, Saturday 21 June and Sunday 22 June, subject to availability, i.e, all ticketed events must be booked in advance to ensure places are reserved
5. The 10% discount is for B&B accommodation on the night of Saturday 21 June only
6. No cash alternative is available
7. The promoter is The Arts at Dartington, Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes, Devon.