Kolkata: As the Covid-19 pandemic has imposed restrictions on all types of activities including social and cultural, the music industry has not been an exception to it. Finding a way to tide over the restrictions following the doctrine of the Show Must Go On, The Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and the Parents Association Thalassemic Unit Trust (PATUT) present their annual fundraiser Khazana – a Festival of Ghazals celebrating its 20th year in a unique way, says a press release.
Union Bank of India presents Khazana, a Festival of Ghazals celebrating a milestone in its 20th year in aid of CPAA and PATUT. Ghazal aficionados will experience the rich and vibrant performances Virtually of India’s top performers on 22nd October (Friday) and 23rd October (Saturday) 2021 at 7.30PM onwards on Hungama and Pankaj Udhas Youtube and Facebook channel.
This 20th year, Khazana will feature a multitude of talents Artist including Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Kavita Seth , Rekha Bhardwaj, Osman Mir, Sudeep Banerjee, Sanjeevani Bhelande young talent Jazim Sharma and Meenal Jain and a special act by Priyanka Barve featuring Sarang Kulkarni for raising funds for The Cancer and Thalassemic Patients. Ghazal Maestro Talat Aziz is Introducing Young Sneha Astunkar and Archana Kamath Hegdekar in Khazana Ghazal festival. The program will also have Khazana Artist Aloud Talent Hunt Winners – Bhavik Rathod from (Pune) and Priyanka Savarkar Shinde from (Jabalpur) and the everlasting Ghazal Maestro Shri Pankaj Udhas.
‘Khazana – a Festival of Ghazals’ is a concept over twenty years old, which began as a platform for Ghazal artists to showcase their talent to an audience that appreciates their musical talent. It is an unique phenomenon of celebration of ghazals to raise funds for thalassemic children and cancer patients and it’s unbelievable how this has worked over a period of time. The concert will be presented online by our digital platform partner Hungama. All proceeds in terms of donations will go to the charities to help the treatment of thalassemic children and cancer patients.
Since the live show was not possible owing to the lockdown restrictions, it will be presented before the connoisseurs of music online. This is not a ticketed event and can be watched by all viewers across the world. We have tied up with Ketto to facilitate viewers to donate online to the charity directly.
As virtual communication has become the new normal amid the Covid lockdown, The Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and The Parent’s Association Thalassemic Unit Trust (PATUT), which is working to raise funds for treatment on children suffering from Cancer and Thalassemia has decided to organise its annual fundraiser online this year,” said, Padmashree Pankaj Udhas (Eminent Ghazal Singer and President of the Parents Association Thalassemic Unit Trust (PATUT).
To watch the free Khazana Ghazal Festival, log on to: Hungama Music Facebook page and app, Hungama Play Facebook page and app, Pankaj Udhas Official Facebook Page / Pankaj Udhas Youtube channel.