June 30, 2019 3:00 pm Sunday
Rocks Bachao, Musi bachao, Osmania Bachao, Bargad Bachao… Heritage Bachao, Pani Bachao! Errum Manzil bachao This is a shout out to all those who have been fretting about how Hyderabad has been changing rapidly. There is never a quiet moment. Come summer, we have water scarcity, but even before we heave a sigh of relief as the temperatures come down, the traffic nightmares begin. We hear that there will be a long term strategy for the city to become world class but even before we take that in, we hear that trees are being cut or that rocks are being blown away and even as that dust settles down, we hear that the familiar landmarks are going to disappear. Public Interest Petitions, Recipes that worked once, do not seem to work everytime. Online appeals, media campaigns, lobbying the right people.. what else, what else do we need to do ? The immediate context for this is of course the latest news that the Errum Manzil will be replaced with a new secretariat building. But the broader context is to just meet, share, and think about how we can build collective capacities to take on multiple strategies simultaneously. So, if you care abbout the Errum Manzil and other heritage sites chalked up for demolition, if you care for trees and for water and for rock precincts, please show up. We promise there will be no onerous speeches. No exhortations to immediate action. We want to hear what each of you – especially if you are under 40, thinks can be done to conserve the continuity of Hyderabad’s social, cultural, material and ecological heritage. We want to know how we can come together to act intelligently. Just bring your enthusiasm and yourself.
June 30, 2019 7:00 pm Sunday
As part of World Music Day being celebrated in Hyderabad, Lamakaan invites one and all to this year’s WMD celebrations.
The Fête de la Musique, also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June. On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment.
Agenda: 1. Classical evening with Mrs Aradhana Karhade Shastri, sri Rahul Deshpande and sri Vivek khayal A Radha Kumari,
All India radio Graded Artiste in Classical Vocal, Devotional & Light Music Vocal Genres. Done Masters in English Literature as well as Music.
Been performing on stage for the last 25 years Teaching music for the last 25 years.
2.QAWWALI PERFORMANCE By Shaheen Women Resource & Welfare Association Qawwaliis a musical tradition, belonging to the Sufi culture, wherein the soul of the singer and audience ecstatically becomes one with the Almighty. It was popularized during the Mughal era. It is mostly performed by men at dargahs or at places of sacred importance. Shaheen Women’s Resource and Welfare Association, an NGO located in the heart of Old City, Hyderabad, has been tirelessly working for the rights of young girls and women since the time of its establishment in 2002. Shaheen has successfully adopted Qawwali for its activities for twin reasons – firstly, to break the stereotype of Qawwals (singers) to be only men, and secondly, to create awareness in the community through Qawwalis on women’s rights. The Qawwalis performed by the dedicated interventionists of the organization are unique in nature, with their focus on gender issues. They include topics like the protection and education of the girl child, domestic violence, ‘Beti Basati Hi Ye Dunya Hamari Saari, discrimination against the girl child and child marriage, among a host of other women and child rights issues. The lyrics of the Qawwalis have been poignantly penned down by the Founder-Director of Shaheen, Ms. Jameela Nishat, who is an activist and poet herself. It is an exclusive effort on the part of Shaheen to promote cultural empowerment in society. These Qawwalis portray the life story of girls suffering in the patriarchal society in such a way that one can visualize their agony. The performers often find the response from the audience to be overwhelming, and therefore feel this kind of a cultural activity to be an effective method of intervention to reach out to the masses.
ALL ARE WELCOME AND ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL.