Tansen Utsav Music Festival

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Country and Region IndiaMadhya Pradesh
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Festival Contact Information

Tansen Utsav Music Festival
Madhya Pradesh Tourism
Gangotri, 4th Floor
T. T. Nagar, Bhopal 462 003 India
Phone: (91) 755-2778383
Fax: (91) 755-2774289
Email: info@mptourism.com

Festival Description

The Tansen Utsav Music Festival, also known as the Tansen Sangeeth Sammelan is held in Gwalior in memory of the great musician Tansen. Tansen one of the nine gems in the court of Emperor Akbar is believed to be the father of Hindustani Music especially the Drupad style.  One of the most well known and the oldest Gharana of Hindustani classical music is the Gwalior Gharana. Gwalior has retained its strong musical tradition. The festival is held, near the tomb of Tansen at Behat, Gwalior in the month of November/December every year. Renowned classical singers from the country gather and perform for five night-long sessions. The venue resounds with the various ragas.

Festival Dates December
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