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Art Alert: India celebrate the 70th anniversary of independence with a sitar recital in Cairo

Sitar recital will feature Indian musicians led by Agni Kumar Verma

Ahram Online , Thursday 10 Aug 2017
Agni Kumar Verma
Sitar player Agni Kumar Verma (Photo: courtesy of the Embassy of India)
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On Thursday 17 August, the embassy of India in Cairo organises a sitar recital featuring a group of musicians led by Agni Kumar Verma.

The event comes as part of celebrations of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence.

The internationally acclaimed Verma has performed as a sitar soloist in India's prestigious music conferences and mahotsavs (festivals)  and also in other world festivals.

Verma's first public appearance came at the age of 10, when he was named a "child prodigy."

The promotional material released by the embassy explains that while playing Verma uses the unique combination of the 'Gayaki'Ang (the left hand) and the 'Tantrakari' Ang (the right hand-the Mizrab).

Thursday 17 August, time to be announced
India House, 5 Aziz Abaza, Mohammed Mazhar, Zamalek

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