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In Person Meeting

Residence of :   Rachel Kurien Wawn


Birwa Qureshi talks about her journey with Crraft Of Art an initiative focused on reintroducing monuments to the people, especially the younger generation.

The special effort is in unearthing the monument's hidden art, history and glory, presenting it to people in a form that makes it richer in content and appeal and blending it with music that makes the message special and relevant.

Crraft of Art is the brain child of Birwa an Interior Designer and Bharat Natyam Dancer from Darpana Academy of Performing Arts under Guru Smt. Mrinalini Sarabhai and her husband Fazal Qureshi Tabla Maestro, son of legendary Ustad Allarakha.

For the past 13 years, in 27 Music Festivals, Crraft of Art has taken the monuments to people, so to speak, through a rich blend of quality thematic music and display of the monument's innate craftsmanship, beauty and splendor. Some of the historical sites for these festivals are Rani ki Vav (Patan), Lakshmi Vilas Palace (Baroda), Ellora Caves (Aurangabad).

Done in public interest, the festivals have opened a new direction in not only making people proud of their heritage it is building a new consciousness in ways that they are preserved and conserved.

Varsha Sheth                                                Sheetal Patel

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