Tansen Samaroh begins in Gwalior

The 5-day Musical extravaganza, Tansen Samaroh or Tansen Sangeet Samaroh is celebrated annually in the month of December near the tomb of Tansen, located at Behat village in Gwalior district and is organized by the Academy of the Department of Culture under the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Artists from all over the country are invited to deliver instrumental and vocal performances as music lovers from all over the world gather to pay tribute to the great Indian Musical Maestro, Tansen. This year the Samaroh began on Tuesday, 17th December will continue up to the 21st December, Saturday.
Tansen Samaroh was used to be a local festival for the people of Gwalior earlier, but it turned into a popular national music festival due to the initiative of Former Union Minister for information and Broadcasting, BV Keskar.
The prestigious ‘National Tansen Samman’ is conferred to the exponents of Hindustani classical music every year during the Samaroh. Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas, eminent Hindustani classical vocalist(Gwalior Gharana) is the recipient of the 2019 National Tansen Samman.

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