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A celebration of Music of India Live recordings from eighteen Festival of Arts of India in UK on eight Compact Discs in four boxed volumes. Various classical & traditional, instrumental, percussion & vocal items from north and south
BY FAMOUS ARTISTES CLASSICAL & TRADITIONAL

For new listeners-a discovery of enjoyable music
for audiences of Sanskritik Festivals-a vivid reminder
For music collectors-a rare edition
For traditional listeners-another artistic experience
For archivists-an individual anthology

“SHEER ENJOYMENT”.
The Guardian

“SPELL BINDING”.
Sunday Times
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Unique Double Album on Compact Discs & Cassettes Music of Bengal

“BIRENDRA SHANKAR HAS ASSEMBLED A COMPANY OF TALENTS DIVERSING EVERYTHING BUT THEIR STANDARDS”.
The Times

“BIRENDRA SHANKAR PRESENTED MOST ACCOMPLISHED SINGERS AND PLAYERS”.
Financial Times

“SUPERBLY PRESENTED WITH A BOOKLET... OFFERING AN EXCITING MUSICAL TRIP. CONCERT IN SYMPATHY MAKES ITSELF A COLLECTORS ITEM”
Statesman

“BIRENDRA SHANKAR’S CLASSY PRESENTATION. RARE COMPILATION.IS ALSO SEEN IN THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK, COMPLETE WITH LYRICS AND THEIR TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH”.
Hindustan Times
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indian music   – The Sanskritik Festival of Arts of India is now well established as the major expression of Indian Arts in the British calendar.
Margaret Thatcher 1983.


“Sanskritik Festival…essential and irreplaceable”.
Guardian 1979

“Sanskritik…one of the indipensable and indelible dates on the musical calendar”.
Financial Times 1982

“First step in their campaign.. a series of concerts directed by Birendra Shankar”.
Evening Standard 1971

“...a rare privilege to enjoy such an exciting assemblage”.
Time Out 1972

indian music online   “Sanskritik collection stands for quality”.
Times of India

“A rare musical treat in Hindustani and Karnatik styles”.
Asian Age

“I cannot be the saviour of Indian arts all over the world, but I want it to be right in London”.
Guardian 1970

“Shankar has no time for the ‘trendy’ pot-smoking audiences”.
Times Diary 1972

“Birendra Shankar is in India.. for his next big presentation in Europe. They will represent different scholls of Indian music and dance”.
Hindustan Standard Calcutta 1966

“Why should distinguished Indian artistes visiting Britain perform in back streets rather than sophisticated and elegant places? Mr Birendra Shankar seeks to provide an answer…”
Times of India Delhi 1966
CURRENT PROJECTS
Currently, Birendra Shankar is working on a video compilation, covering some of the performances from 1970 to 1988, taken from various films, documentaries and television interviews, and also on writing a book of his experiences with regard to the production and promotion of the performing arts of India in the UK and elsewhere.
Birenda Shankar


Sanskritik- A Legend in the Performing Arts of India.
A Tale of Three Decades & a Mans Vision.



The Festival of Light & Folk Music of India 1966 &
Shankar Presentations, Dance & Music of India 1967.
and the

SANSKRITIK FESTIVALS OF ARTS OF INDIA 1970 TO 1988,



Songs, Music, Dance, Drums.
Produced and Directed by Birendra Shankar.

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