Dates: 22, 23 and 24th of October 2016
Venue: Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan, Sector 27, Chandigarh
On the first day Rajwinder Kaur and Sanya Kulkarni gave delightful vocal renditions , followed by Sahana Banerjee on the sitar. Rajwinder Kaur commenced her performance with delightful verses from the Gurubani in Raag yaman, set to drut Teen taal, followed by a composition in Raag Kalavati set to drut ek taal.
Saniya Kulkarni commenced with a beautiful compostion in Raag Nand “Dhundu bare Saniyan” set to vilambit Teen taal, followed by a fast tempo composition in Drut Teen taal “more karan de batiya” and a sargam geet in the same raag. The ease with which Sanya traversed the three octaves in her crystal clear voice while developing the raag was indeed highly commendable. She concluded with a soulful bhajan – ‘payo ji maine Ram ratan dhan payo’. She left the audience asking for more.
Sahana Banerjee started her sitar recital with a composition in Raag Hemant set to vilambit Teen taal followed by a drut composition in the same raag. Her performance displayed her skill in alaap, jorh, jhala, typical of Rampur Senia gharna style. She continued with a thumari ang composition in Raag Manjh Khamajh and presented the beautiful nuances of the raag with perfect ease which enthralled the listeners.
On the second day, vocalists Dr Chetna Banawat and Dhananjay Hegde gave memorable performances.
Dr. Chetna Banawat commenced with a beautiful composition ‘sakhi man lage na’ in Raag Bageshri set to vilambit ek taal , followed by a drut composition ‘ja re ja badra tu ja’ and a tarana. She chose Raag Bhinn shadaj as the second raag of the evening. Her compositions ‘ae more balma’ in Madhya laya rupak and ‘jiya lage na’ in drut laya had the audience spell bound. Most of the compositions she sang have been created by her Guru- Dr Prabha Atre.
Dhananjay Hegde commenced with a beautiful composition ‘ae ri ab goond laavo’ in Raag Chhaya nat, set to vilambit Tilwada taal followed by a drut composition ‘ghar jane de’ in teen taal, composed by his Guru Pt Vinayak Torvi. Later, he rendered a beautiful composition in Raag Madhu kauns -‘mora man lubhayo sanvaria’ in drut teen taal.
Both the artistes performances were highly appreciated.
It was surely a vibrant and melodious musical treat for all the classical music lovers present at the Sangeet Sammelan.
On the last day Dr. Purnima Dhumale gave a delightful vocal performance and Gautam Dhar spelled his magic on Tabla.
City-based teacher and tabla maestro Gautam Dhar is the foremost disciple of late Guru Pawan Verma.
Gautam Dhar performed with his students presenting variations of teen taal ‘gat’ pieces. After this presentation he concluded with another gat, where his students recited the ‘bols’ of “Thumak Thumak chalet chaal “ in praise of Lord Krishna and he played the same on his tabla.
This was followed by Dr Pournima Dhumale’s soulful presentation.
Dr Dhumale hails from Pune.In her vocal recital she presented rather rare ragas. She commenced with Raag Bahaduri Todi… ‘Mahadev devan pati’ in vilambit ek taal and a drut composition by ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan Sahib of Agra ‘sajan ki sanwali surat’ in Teen taal. She had the audience spell bound with her soulful rendition. Later she sang a composition in Raag Kukubh Bilawal set to jhap taal -madhya laya ‘ Shambhupat sees pat’ and ‘Tero rang roop’ in drut Teen taal. She concluded with a melodious bhajan which conveyed a beautiful concluding message to all the listeners- “Govind ke gun gao.”
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