Culture takes max toll in conflict: Abhay Sopori – Dailyhunt News

New Delhi, Sep 14 For someone who recorded his first song at the age of three and has been credited for introducing the concept of concept of ‘Sufi Music Ensemble’ titled ‘Sufi Kinship’ in 2011

When Conflict Engulfs Region, Culture Takes Maximum Toll: Abhay Sopori – NewsGram

For someone who recorded his first song at the age of three and has been credited for introducing the concept of ‘Sufi Music Ensemble’ titled ‘Sufi Kinship’ in 2011 featuring 35 musicians and Santoor led ‘Indian Classical Music Ensemble’

When conflict engulfs a region, culture takes the maximum toll: Abhay Sopori – IANS

Jujhar Singh (India Ahead News Channel) talks about ‘SaMaPa Digital Baithak’ concerts & ‘SaMaPa Samiksha’ (Virtual Music Critique system)

New Raga Sharda introduced by Maestro Abhay Sopori

 

Indian classical music critics going online

Jujhar Singh (India Ahead News Channel) talks about ‘SaMaPa Digital Baithak’ concerts & ‘SaMaPa Samiksha’ (Virtual Music Critique system)

Abhay Sopori presented C-19 Warrior Award

JAMMU: Bhartiya Vikas Sansthan (BVS), Mumbai on Wednesday awarded the ‘Covid-19 Warrior Award’ to Santoor maestro & music composer Abhay Rustum Sopori with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Santoor maestro Abhay Sopori is using his time to complete his thesis on Kashmiri music and culture

Abhay Sopori, 40, from the Sufiana Gharana of Kashmir’s music tradition, who won the Gandhi Global Peace Prize earlier this year, is working towards completing his thesis on the music and culture of his home state

Abhay Sopori’s music for Kashmiriyat in Hindi film Shikara

Santoor maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori, is happy that Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s latest film Shikara tells the story of Kashmir’s Hindus who were forced to leave their homeland in 1990.

Dover Lane Music Conference wears glamour and exuberance

Even at the ripe age of 68, the Dover Lane Music Conference wore the glamour and exuberance of a 20-year old in 2020 – with a blend of superb and substandard music funded by a host of sponsors for four night-long sessions dedicated

Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal

Famous Santoor Maestro and Music Composer Abhay Rustum Sopori has been awarded the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal by the Gandhi Global Family (GGF), …

Shukrana Gul Khile:New song from ‘Shikara’ brings alive vibes of Kashmiri Pandit wedding

Vidhu Vinod Chopra films took to social media and announced release of the song. The director shared a picture with a caption that reads: “An authentic Kashmiri Pandit wedding of yesteryears”.

New Song release of film shikara

A new song from the film ‘Shikara’ based on Kashmiri Pandits has been released. With every release related to the film by the makers of the film “Shikara"…

Abhay Sopori awarded ‘Top Grade’ by AIR

Son of soil and Cultural Icon of Jammu & Kashmir, the internationally acclaimed Santoor Maestro & Music Composer, Abhay Rustum Sopori has been awarded the ‘Top Grade’ by All India Radio

Sound of change as Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya introduces Pushpa Veena to the world

The India International Guitar Festival 2019 arrived with a punch-line: ‘Launch of Pushpa Veena’. One wondered why another veena (string instrument) when this category of Indian instruments already offers numerous…

Melodic Melange

Under the musical guidance of Pandit Bhajan Sopori and ably carried out by his worthy son-disciple Abhay Sopori, SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan, spread over five days and two venues, saw performers who are rarely heard in Delhi.

SaMaPa festival to blend styles

Pandit Bhajan Sopori’s Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts’ (SaMaPa) eagerly awaited annual festival in Delhi will be held this week in two venues: November 19-20 at the India Habitat Centre, and November 22-24 at Kamani Auditorium…

SFWICE felicitates Bhajan, Abhay Sopori

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, June 20: The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) today felicitated Music Legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and Maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori

300 years old Santoor legacy

we feature the santoor maestro Abhay Rustom Sopori. Regarded as the youngest classical musician to compose and conduct orchestras, folk music and Sufi ensembles, he was born in a family with a 300 year old legacy of Santoor players….

Our Fiat was part of a binding factor

I still remember being driven in our cream-coloured Fiat Premier Padmini to watch the Madhuri Dixit-starrer Tezaab at Regal theatre at the busy Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

Prof Mattoo reviews academic structure

Advisor to Chief Minister, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, today convened a meeting to review academic structure for introduction of music at elementary and higher level under “Music Initiative” of Abhay Rustum Sopori.

JK music initiative music

A soft copy of the manuscript should be submitted to the Editor of the journal in Microsoft Word file format. All the manuscripts will be blindly reviewed and published after referee’s comments and finally after Editor’s acceptance.

Atal Shikhar Samman

Music maestro and cultural icon Abhay Rustum Sopori, who is credited for creating a cultural revolution and bringing the youth together through music, has been honoured with the prestigious ‘Atal Santoor Sadhna Shikhar Samman-2017

Kashmir is much beyond guns and stones

The soulful notes on the santoor and the vigor of the beats on both pakhawaj and tabla left the audiences spellbound. A standing ovation and an encore seemed obvious. Later, when the young maestro

Music Can Help Heal Kashmiris

The youngest ever reci­p­ient of the Jammu and Kashmir state award (in 2011) for contribution to music, Abhay Sopori feels that love for music and the arts can help heal Kashmir.

National Media Award

Music Maestro & Cultural Icon Abhay Rustum Sopori has been honoured with the prestigious Dr. S. Radhakrishnan National Media Award 2017 for his enormous and path breaking contribution to the field of art & culture (music).

Dr S Radhakrishnan National Media Award

Music Maestro and Cultural Icon Abhay Rustum Sopori was honoured with the prestigious Dr S Radhakrishnan National Media Award 2017 for his enormous and path breaking contribution to the field of art and culture (music).

Performed Santoor Vadan In Sankat Mochan

Pandit Bhajan Sopori’s Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts’ (SaMaPa) eagerly awaited annual festival in Delhi will be held this week in two venues: November 19-20 at the India Habitat Centre, and November 22-24 at Kamani Auditorium…

Exuding unbridled refinement

The SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts, New Delhi) is one of the premier organisations of India that is also recognised globally in the field of music and culture. SaMaPa, under the motivating guidance of its …

The flavours of Kashmiriyat

His music transports listeners to the pristine Valley. Santoor exponent Abhay Sopori has a knack for mesmerising listeners with his mellifluous music and his art of communication on stage

A musical healing touch

The song is part of Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts (SaMaPa’s) social cultural outreach programme and an initiative of ‘Common Song’ concept aimed at providing a musical healing touch in Jammu and Kashmir.

Govt to formulate cultural policy

After holding a successful 10-day-long music festival, the Sopori Music and Performing Arts (SaMaPa) group today said it would conduct more such events in the Kashmir valley.

Declining cultural activities in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir government is trying to revive the declining cultural activities in the state and would involve youth to promote talent, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Ashgar Samoon said here today.

Artistes mesmerise sportspersons

The Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council, Jammu, today organised a musical event in the honour of sportspersons of Jammu. Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Kuldeep Khoda was chief guest.

Roaring start to 10th SaMaPa

The 10th edition of SaMaPa Aalap Festival, February 2016 began with a roaring start at Jodhamal Public School, Channi, Jammu featuring a Santoor recital by the son of the soil and eminent music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori.

The practice of santor for six generations

His six generations have been dedicated to the musical practice of playing santoor.The santoor is also called ‘Shatantraanti Veena’. It got its name Santoor from Persian language.

For the mind and soul

On the auspicious occasion of Maha Shiv Ratri witnessed an musical treat. The 51st Mahashivratri Sangeet Sammelan 2015 saw the performance by santoor

Mahatma: The Great Soul”

To make a film of under an hour on Mahatma Gandhi within five months, to be screened at the United Nations on October 2, declared as International Day of Non-Violence by the world body, is a tall order.

Another Sopori Rises

Versatile is the one word that best describes Abhay Rustum Sopori. He’s a young santoor virtuoso, conducts folk and Sufi ensembles, is the first recipient of the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar…

Abhay Sopori mesmerises audience at anniversary celebrations of Lalit Kala Akademi

NEW DELHI: A mesmerising performance by young santoor maestro and composer, Abhay Rustum Sopori, was the highlight of an evening held in the capital to mark the 60th anniversary

All the Stringing sounds of success

TO celebrate the 60th anniversary of Lalit Kala Akademi, a musical concert is being organised in the Capital where santoor maestro and composer Abhay Rustum Sopori will inaugurate the function with his performance.

Bonds of eternity

Celebrations differ from person to person but the main purpose behind the celebration is to honour and appreciate the contributions of a father, who is a role model and foundation of a family.

Sopori on cover page of Indian Horizons’

JAMMU, June 5: Indian Horizons, the prestigious magazine published by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has featured the Santoor maestro and music composer Abhay Rustum Sopori on its cover page in its 60th Volume, No. III.

Indian Council for Cultural Relations

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) was founded on 9th April 1950 by Maulana
Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of independent India.The objectives of the Council are to participate in the formulation …

Maestro Abhay Sopori strikes the right cord with santoor at SaMaPa

A santoor recital by music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori mesmerised listeners at the SaMaPa Aalap Festival 2014 at Calliope Institute in Jammu today.

Tribute to Pt Ravi Kichlu

Members and guests at Tollygunge Club were in for a treat as Yaadein — organized as a tribute to Pt Ravi Kichlu — saw some of the musical greats in performance on Saturday….

Sangeet Mani Samman by Dr Karan Singh

The renowned Santoor master, composer and conductor Abhay Rustum Sopori has been conferred with the prestigious title ‘Sangeet Mani’ by Dr Karan Singh, president, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in a mega function at Azad Bhawan, New Delhi.

Lighting up the Valley

Deepawali is one of the most sacred festivals of Kashmir. It is the second most important Hindu festival after Shivratri.Kashmiris are predominantly Shaive or followers of Shiva. But the Nilmat Purana,

The young Sopori

Keeping his family tradition aive,young music mestro Abhay Rustum Sopori mesmerized local audience with his compositions at controversial zobian mehta concert…

Answer all questions: Zubin

Kashmir is beautiful, I am happy to be here," said world-renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta on reaching the venue of his concert, Shalimar Bagh, here on Friday evening.Kashmir chose me, says Zubin

Protestors watch Zubin Mehta’s performance

I am proud my musicians and Kashmiri music is being showcased with the best orchestra and the most brilliant conductor in the world,” says Kashmiri santoor player Abhay Sopori.

It’s special to be in same award

Santoor player Abhay Rustum Sopori, who was recently conferred the Asian Admirable Achievers (AAA) award along with his father Bhajan Sopori, admits sharing space with his father in the awards list has doubled the celebrations.

Kashmir calling

Abhay Rustam Sopori, son of legendary santoor maestro and music composer Pt Bhajan Sopori, is busy fine-tuning his new music video that’s been shot in the heart of Kashmir.

Some heard and some unheard strains

Sursagar recently organised a santoor recital by Abhay Rustum Sopori at the ‘Music Discourse’ event at Alliance Francaise. This performance was a delightful evening full of notes and compositions, soothing the mind. The audience were happy to hear so…

classical fusion needs dedication 18103

‘Playing a tabla along with drums or a sitar with a guitar is not called fusion music. It’s much more than a permutation combination of an Indian and Western instrument,’ says Abhay Rustum Sopori.

MICA TedX dishes out food for thought

On Saturday, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), witnessed a power-packed schedule, with back-to-back talks of eminent people from various fields

Another honour

Abhay Sopori was recently awarded the prestigious J&K State Award,the highest civilian award of the State of Jammu & Kashmir,for the year 2011 in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of music

Bharat Shiromani Award

The young internationally acclaimed Santoor maestro and music composer Abhay Rustum Sopori has been awarded the prestigious ‘Bharat Shiromani Award’ for the year 2008 – 09.

Folk Music Ensemble

Renowned santoor maestro and music composer Abhay Rustum Sopori has been acclaimed both nationally and internationally. His constant efforts to experiment has enhanced the canvas of Indian music in the country and abroad.

Abhay Sopori

 

Sopori baaj resonates on US

Close on the heels of captivating crowds in the valley, renowned music composer and legendary santoor maestro…..