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Dover Lane music festival
Location(s) Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata, India
Years active 1952 - Present
Date(s) January 22nd to 26th
Website Official Site

Dover Lane music festival or The Dover Lane Music Conference is an annual Hindustani classical music festival in the months of December and January in Dover Lane,Kolkata.[1]

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History

The festival had a humble beginning in 1952. Music lovers from the by lanes of Kolkata gathered to cherish mainly Indian classical music.Throughout the years, the festival has undergone many changes.Stallwarts of Indian classical music have performed in the festival.

Venue

Instead of the original venue of Dover Lane, this annual event is now organized in the Nazrul Mancha in the Southern Avenue.The usual days are from January 22 to January 26.

Character

The festival lasts for 6 days and is observed every year. Besides the performance of the maestros, the youngsters are encouraged to participate to showcase their talent.

The performances were scheduled at night in the past. However, the timing has changed now to day and evening. The Dover Lane Music Festival has become culturally one of the most important event of the year with the presence of a number of eminent music maestros from all over the country.

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External links

Official Site

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