New Delhi, 12th Feb: In yet another attempt to revive the old glory and melodious voices of some of the finest folk singers the nation has produced and also from across the borders; DD Bharati brings exclusive series Mangal Chowk. The programme is set to go on air from 7th March 2015 onwards, every Saturday at 9 pm and repeat next day at 5 am and 1 pm.
Polished as a bosom of star the series showcases some of the popular and renowned folk singers like Allah Jilai Bai, Vindhyavasini Devi, Teejan Bai, Wadali Brothers, Reshma and many more legends. Speaking about the Mangal Chowk, Mr Yatinder Mishra (Writer & Author) says that ‘‘the series is solely dedicated to Indian traditional folk music exhibiting various forms of Sufi Singing that will surely bring the masses close to the cultural heritage of our country’; it is a musical treat for the folk music lovers’’. While elaborating on the programme series Dr Kumud Diwan, Thumri Singer opines that ‘‘the series assumes the special significance with a view to promote and propagate the ‘Maand, Sufi and Bhakti styles of singing which is an important part of Indian Folk Music and is prevalent in different regions of India’’.
The series focus on various genres of popular folk music (namely Qawwali, Bhajan in Sufi style and many more). MANGAL CHOWK has been beautifully conceived and thoughtfully carved keeping in mind viewer’s eternal love for Folk music. Mangal Chowk will travel from various style of folk singing such as ‘Margi’ (Bhakti Sangeet) & ‘Desi Sangeet’ which will quench the thirst of the folk music lovers.