The calendar features 6 prominent young maestros of the country – Aarushi Mudgal (Odissi Dance), Ambi Subramaniam (Violin), Abhay Rustum Sopori (Santoor), Ragini Rainu (Sufi), Ritesh-Rajnish Misra (Vocal) and Ustad Rafiuddin Sabri (Tabla). With these photographs taken by Inni Singh, SaMaPa has attempted to create an ambience of classical moods. The celebrations further glittered with the one of its kind the Classical Fusion Concert composed and conceptualized by eminent Santoor Maestro and Music Composer Abhay Rustum Sopori, who presented a beautiful blend of authentic Hindustani classical music with Western, Latin, Blues, Country music & Contemporary thought while maintaining the essence of different music genres.
Dr. Suresh Goel, DG ICCR, applauded the efforts of SaMaPa saying that “Music runs generation to generation but keeping the tradition and its essence alive is quite worthy and SaMaPa has just not only put hard efforts to keep Sufi Kashmiri tradition alive but have taken it to new highs at national and international level. Earlier Sohrab Sopori welcomed the guests. He said “SaMaPa is a cultural movement translating from a deep rooted vision of the Chairman, the Music Legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori, and the tireless efforts of the members of Board in creating a unique, unbiased and empowering national level platform for presentation, propagation, and teaching of traditional music and performing arts for the artists and the young talents. SaMaPa widens its horizon into the general masses by creating the right platform for better appreciation and understanding of the traditional music and its technicalities, and enabling them to utilize the power of music in leading a more balanced life, as well as exploring opportunities with music as means to their employment. SaMaPa recognizes the contribution of several artists, leaders, government officials and individual personalities for their tireless efforts in propagating and keeping the traditional system of music alive”. SaMaPa is acclaimed as a
Present on the occasion were various eminent personalities from various field like Dr. Suresh K. Goel & Smt. Shalini Goel, Pt. Bhajan Sopori & Prof. Aparna Sopori, Pt. Vijay Shankar Mishra, Sh. Bharat Wakhlu, Sh. Sanjay Sethi, Smt. Geeta Chandran, Pt. Madhup Mudgal, Ms. Ragini Rainu, Sh. Inni Singh, Sh. Sohrab Sopori, Sh. Mahesh Bansal, Ms. Alka Raghuvanshi, Ms. Manisha Gawde, Sh. Ritesh & Rajnish Misra, Sh. Tarlochan Singh and many others.