Mass Sitar recital world record!

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A massed sitar recital in New Delhi, in an effort to set a world record for the largest numbers of Sitars playing at once, in a massed fashion, with Indian bamboo flute (bansuri) and tabla accompaniment. The players are from multiple faiths, religions and disciplines across India. Organized by Navbharat Times and titled Brahmnaad / Brahm Naad, the concert was a global first indeed. The Art of Living hosted this historic event - Brahm Naad, which showcased 1000 sitarists on a single platform, in a first-of-its-kind concert. It took place in Noida, Uttar Pradesh on November 21, 2008. The proceeds of the concert were aimed at the relief and rehabilitation of Bihar. Conceived by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the event fulfilled two purposes - to popularise Indian classical music and spread a message about the universality and unifying power of music to spread the message of peace and harmony. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, the BrahmNaad initiative also saw the participation of Pt. Ravi Shankar (Sitar), Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia (Flute), Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra (Vocal - Hindustani Music), Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma (Santoor) and Sonal Mansingh (Odissi Dancer). This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.

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