“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.”
— James McNeill Whistler
In current times to the COVID-19 pandemic, artists across in our country the arts spectrum are suffering from difficulties arising due to loss of livelihood and no means of sustenance.
#SavetheArtist, is an initiative, which is conducting a series of online interactions with the eminent artists of Indian Classical Music, Dance, Folk dance, tribe Arts and Craft, Media, Culture, Theater and Literature on the challenges they are facing during this COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties that surround their art forms. It is founded by eminent Educationist and cultural evangelist, Suman Doonga, who has inspired thousands of students over the years through her result oriented inspiring work also as Media Director of SPIC MACAY, a global volunteer movement promoting Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth.
In these trying times for artists, #SaveTheArtist has started its latest initiative, The ‘Meet & Greet Series’ for supporting the artists across the country. This initiative has received wide support by eminent persons from across the arts and media industry.
globalbihari.com is proud to get associated with the cause and serialise the efforts to save the artists.
Also see: Save The Artist Campaign – 20
Meet & Greet Series
Ustad Rashid Mustafa Thirakwa – Tabla maestro
Ustad Rashid Mustafa Thirakwa is a Tabla virtuoso of the highest calibre.He hails from the Farrukhabad Gharana, a lineage of great musicians of Hindustani classical music. Initiated into Tabla playing at the age of seven, he got a strong grounding from his illustrious father, late Ustad Mohamed Jaan Saheb. Subsequently he honed his skills under the tutelage of his legendary uncle, Padma Bhushan (late) Ustad Ahmed Jaan Thirakwa Saheb. Ustad Rashid represents the fourth generation of his family, and is keeping the family tradition alive by developing his own unique style of Tabla playing, which includes the Gharanas of Delhi, Purab, Ajrada, and Farrukhabad.
– global bihari bureau