Ticket - Mehfil e Tarranum - Askari Naqvi - 06 August - 6:30 PM
About the Event
A musico-cultural journey of Awadh and Lucknow presented by Askari Naqvi, accompanied by Mohammed Zeeshan on sarangi and Niteesh Bharati on tabla. Weaving together couplets, songs, and commentary in Hindustani ragas and languages, it features poems written by the Sufi-Saints, songs sung by Begum Akhtar and a miryasin (courtesan) Assemun who lived in Awadh. Additionally, it showcases the compositions of celebrated Urdu poets like Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Yaas Yagana Changezi, and Mohsin Kakorwi.
This enchanting performance brings Lucknow and Awadh to life through the beautiful medium of Tarranum (melody).
About the Artist
Askari Naqvi is a Lucknow based performing artist & entrepreneur.
He is a trained vocalist under the tutelage of Pandit Amit Mukerjee. Apart from his repertoire of light classical compositions which is Mehfil e Tarranum , Askari is perhaps the only artist of his kind to introduce art forms of Muharram, specifically Soz-Khwani from its strictly religious settings to a secular & wider audience. He is also an accomplished Dastango and has performed at various national and international festivals and spaces.
Askari also founded Sanatkada Heritage a travel initiative where he curates immersive travel experiences in Awadh, Bundelkhand. He co-runs Sanatkada weaves & crafts & Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow festival in Lucknow with Madhavi Kuckreja.
When not training, travelling or performing, he can be found at the lakhnavi home-cooked food restaurant he started in Lucknow, called Naimat Khana.