Cairo: With its captivating music, the Santoor Instrumental Music group, led by artist Bipul Kumar Ray, wowed the audience during its performance at the India House here.
India’s Ambassador to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharyya, welcomed Indian, Egyptian and foreign friends to the concert held in his house yesterday and mentioned that music is important as it is one of the ways that can connect people together.
He highlighted the preparation of the next edition of the mega cultural festival, India by the Nile, and said new musical, theatrical and dance performances will be invited to perform among Egyptian audiences.
The Santoor Instrumental Music group arrived to Egypt this week to participate at the Summer Festival organised by Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It gave its first concert in Alexandria on Monday, then they performed on Tuesday in the India house in Cairo.
Ray, one of the finest Santoor exponents of India, said this is his first time to perform in Egypt and he expressed his excitement about having Egyptian as well as Indian audiences during the special night.
He, then, introduced his four-member group to the audiences and started playing his meditative and soulful music that allowed the audience to experience the purity and beauty of Indian Classical Music.
The group will tour different cities in Egypt to give concerts. In addition to Alexandria and Cairo, the group schedule includes concerts in Minya Cultural Palace and Beni Suef Cultural Palace. The Indian music group is visiting Egypt at the invitation of the Ministry of Culture and Bibliotheca Alexandrina and sponsored by the Indian Ministry of Culture.
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