IIT Palakkad community regaled by Sufi Qawwali thanks to SPICMACAY

Thu, 25th Aug, 2022 - 12:00 am

SPICMACAY IIT Palakkad Chapter  re-commenced its activities after a long gap with a melodious evening of Sufi Qawwali by Ustad Ateeq Hussain Khan Bandanawazi Al-Hashmi. An invigorated and joyful Institute community was regaled by the music of Ustad Ateeq Hussain Khan, a Hindustani Qawwal  from Hyderabad who performs  Bandish, Thumri, Bhajan and Tarana Ghazal among others, in Hindustani Classical Music. The son of renowned Hindustani singer Iqubal Hussain Khan Bandanawazi of Gwaliar Gharana, Ustaad Ateeq's  Qawwali group is known as Bandanawazi Qawwal. The group received the Sangeet Ratna Samman from the Maharashtra Art & Culture Department. The Agora Auditorium, Nila Campus witnessed this musical repast on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 from 5:30 pm onwards.

SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is a non-political nationwide voluntary movement that organises programmes of classical music and dance, folk arts, crafts, yoga, classic cinema screenings, heritage walks, etc. inside school and college campuses throughout the world to make students more aware of  Indian artistic heritage. IIT Palakkad is thrilled to be part of the movement, and looks forward to the post-pandemic resurgence of more such cultural events on campus. The SPIC MACAY chapter at IIT Palakkad, formed on  October 23, 2017, has a dedicated webpage  https://spicmacayiitpkd.wixsite.com/mysite