Indian Heritage Society, Mumbai presents 'Mumbai Sanskriti’

The virtual edition of ‘Mumbai Sanskriti’ Music Festival to begin from April 10, 2021.

The Indian Heritage Society- Mumbai (IHS) presents the 29th Edition of ‘Mumbai Sanskriti’ Music Festival at the Convocation Hall at the University of Mumbai. Themed as ‘Use Live Music to Save Heritage,' the event will start from April 10, 2021. The event has been supported by the Maharashtra Tourism and curated by Northern Lights. 

The festival is aimed at increasing awareness of the rich heritage of Mumbai using live music. This year, ’Mumbai Sanskriti’ is organized inside the magnificent Convocation Hall whose Victorian stain glass windows, Burma teak balconies & furniture, intricate grill work and Minton tiles add grandeur to this 19th century architectural structure. The Convocation Hall received the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award for heritage conservation in 2007 & in the same year received the Indian Heritage Society (Mumbai) Award.

Speaking about the event, Anita Garware, Chairperson, Indian Heritage Society – Mumbai stated, "Our heritage, culture, traditions are parts of a venerable lineage, which should be conserved. The event is an effort towards this cause, so that we can save and celebrate Mumbai's heritage through art, architecture and music."

Commenting on the festival, Dr. Dhananjay Sawalkar, Director of Directorate of Tourism said, “Maharashtra holds the maximum numbers of UNESCO World Heritage Sites among all States and Union Territories in India which shows the State’s rich cultural diversity and heritage. ’Mumbai Sanskriti’ festival is an excellent initiative to showcase and promote the richness of our culture and we are proud to partner with it.”

Celebrating the richness of Indian culture, the ‘Mumbai Sanskriti 2021’ music festival will be presented in four digital concerts- exclusively streamed on the official YouTube channel of Indian Heritage Society-Mumbai and will be available digitally to all music & heritage enthusiasts.

* Virtual Concert One on 10th April 2021 at 7 PM (IST) - Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma (Santoor)

* Virtual Concert Two on 17th April 2021 at 7 PM (IST) – Radhika Sood Nayak (Sufi)

* Virtual Concert Three on 24th April 2021 at 7 PM (IST) - Fazal Qureshi (Tabla)

* Virtual Concert Four on 1st May 2021 at 7 PM (IST) - Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (Vocal)

The Indian Heritage Society-Mumbai has been organizing this landmark festival since 1992, using culture and ‘Live Music to Save Heritage’. The initiation was at the heritage precinct of Banganga tank, Walkeshwar. Later, this festival was moved to the Asiatic Library Steps because of a High Court Order against noise pollution and was renamed ‘Mumbai Sanskriti’ from 'Banganga Festival'. 

The event is jointly sponsored by HSBC and Tata Consultancy Services.


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