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About The Tansen Samaroh

Context:

Around 1,300 musicians played Vande Mataram on tabla to enter the Guinness World Record for the “largest table ensemble” during the ongoing 99th International Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior.

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Facts for Prelims

Tansen Samaroh: Honoring the Melodic Legacy of Mian Tansen

  • Tansen Samaroh pays tribute to the legendary Indian classical musician, Shri Ramtanu Misra, known as Tansen.
  • Held annually in December in Gwalior, it serves as a celebration of Tansen’s contribution to Indian music.
Significance:
  • Commemorates the life and musical prowess of Mian Tansen, a distinguished classical music composer and vocalist.
  • Artists and music enthusiasts worldwide gather to pay homage to the Great Indian Musical Maestro.
Key Facts about Mian Tansen:
  • Renowned composer, musician, and vocalist in Indian classical music.
  • Instrumentalist credited with popularizing and enhancing the plucked rabab.
  • Honored as one of the Navaratnas at the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar.
  • Bestowed with the title “Mian” by Emperor Akbar, signifying a learned man.
  • Historical details about Tansen are intertwined with legendary narratives.
Contributions:
  • Credited with introducing famous ragas like Miyan ki Malhar, Miyan ki Todi, and Darbari.
Annual Celebration:
  • Tansen Samaroh attracts artists and music lovers globally to celebrate the enduring legacy of Mian Tansen.
  • Provides a platform for showcasing classical music and fostering cultural exchange.

-Source: Indian Express


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