New Delhi, Mar 4 IBNS | 5 months ago

The Maharaja, Brajraj Singh and his wife Maharani Meenakshi Devi of Kishangarh, recently launched a 4-CD pack of rare Darbar music recorded by the late Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Sumer Singh of Kishangarh, here at the Dusit Devarana.


The CD comprises of the coming together of live music recorded in Kishangarh of the Darbars of Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Kishangarh in the fifties and sung by nightingales of the courts like: Lalitabai (Kishangarh), Allah Jillai Bai (Bikaner), Gauhar Jaan Niyazi (Jaipur) and Gauri Bai (Jodhpur).

Present at the event were Maharaj Jai Singh - Jaipur, Princess Siddhi Kumari of Bikaner, Maharaj Raghuvendra Singh Rathore- Jodhpur and Princess Sarveshwari Kumari of Kishangarh, who represented the musical legacy of their respective states.

The guest of honor for the evening was Shriji Arvind Singhji Mewar. The evening was well attended by music enthusiasts and the who's who from Delhi's social circle.

"It is a great moment for me, I have grown up listening to these wonderful voices perform live. I feel privileged and honored that I have been able to preserve and recreate the magic of the bygone era. These great works were preserved and recorded by my father and being able to carry this legacy forward is truly an honor indeed," said Maharaja Brajraj Singh of Kishangarh.

The CD was launched in association with Music Today.

Mala Sekhri, COO - Music Today said, "Music Today is Happy to support the preservation of Indian culture and tradition. The recordings are rare and to be able to share them with music lovers around the world through our network is a proud moment for us."

Talking about the launch, Jaideep Anand, Area General Manager, Dusit India, said, "We are extremely happy to host the launch of Rare Darbar music recorded at Kishangarh in Dusit Devarana, New Delhi. We feel events like these showcase not just the Royal lineage of our product, but also the elegance of the setting and service perfectly compliments the 'rarity 'of the music."

(Posted on 04-03-2014)