Shubha Mudgal, one of the most versatile and prominent performers of the new generation of Hindustani musicians, sings for the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) which completes twenty years of its activities this year.
Shubha sang for SAHMAT for the first time in 1991 during a 17-hour non-stop performance of music and dance on 1 January 1991: ‘Artists Against Communalism’. Since then, she has been actively involved with the activities of SAHMAT in defence of our secular tradition, and has composed and sung, at times especially for SAHMAT, on innumerable occasions.
Shubha’s repertoire of medieval mystic and Sufi poetry includes rarely heard texts from the Vaishnava Pushti-marg poets, as well as Nirguna Sufiana poetry. As a result of years of studying and setting to music this poetry, she presents concerts on themes ranging from the works of Meerabai and Tulsidas, to the medieval texts of Mallik Mohammad Jaysi’s Padmavat. Shubha has also composed and sung the poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz and of the 1857 Revolt.
Date: Saturday, 22 November 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 5.30 PM onwards
Venue: Vithalbhai Patel House lawns, Rafi Marg, New Delhi 1
Her concert for SAHMAT on Saturday, 22 November 2008 at Vithalbhai Patel House lawns will commence at 5.30 pm. She will sing a selection from the rich repertoire of what she has sung for SAHMAT over all these years.
ALL ARE INVITED
All SAHMAT programmes are free and open to all.