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Tansen Samaroh

By Amigos IAS

Why is it in the news?

  • Around 1,300 tabla players performed during Tansen Samaroh and entered the Guinness World Records for achieving the “largest tabla ensemble.”

About Tansen Samaroh

  • Celebrated annually in December in the Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • A 4-day musical extravaganza.
  • Artists from all over India are invited to deliver vocal and instrumental performances.
  • The event pays tribute to the Great Indian Musical Maestro Tansen.
Tansen

·       Considered one of the great exponents of the North Indian system of music.

·       One of the nine gems of the court of Mughal emperor Akbar.

·       Received patronage under Mohammad Shah Adil of the Suri dynasty and Ramchandra Vaghela of Reevan.

·       Credited for introducing famous ragas such as Miyan ki Malhar, Miyan ki Todi, and Darbari.

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