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Bengal Classical Music Festival 2017

Melodies soothe raga-lovers on second night

Melodies soothe raga-lovers on second night

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The classical music maestros mesmerised the music buffs at the Bengal Classical Music Festival at the Abahoni Grounds in Dhanmondi in the capital Wednesday night.  The second night of the musical extravaganza maintained the brilliance of its beginning as the whirlpool of melodies soothed the minds of hundreds of raga-loving people.

The exponents of different traditions of classical music including tabla, khayal, santoor, sitar, flute, and mandolin weaved garlands of melodies during their haunting performances. 

The first performance of the night was Kathak by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company. The first episode symbolised “festival” using the inherent styles of Kathak. The second one epitomised the longing for one’s beloved. The last number was a traditional Kathak dance with a Tarana created by Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan. Aditi Mangaldas, Gauri Diwakar, Minhaz, Amrapali Bhandari, Anjana Kumari, Manoj Kumar and Sunny Shishodiya were the performers of the Kathak numbers. Faiaz Ahmed was on the vocal and harmonium, while Mohit Gangani accompanied him on the Tabla and Padhant; Ashish Gangani was on the Pakhawaj and Padhant; Rohit Prasanna was on the Flute. After the performance, Ramendu Majumdar handed over the crests of the festival to the artistes.

 

 

The second performance was a Tabla recital by the students of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay, under the guidance of Pt. Suresh Talwalkar. Prashanta Bhowmik, Supantho Majumder, M J Jesus Bhoobaun, Fahmida Nazneen, Nusrat-E-Jahan and Shrestha Priyodarshini performed a composition in Teen Taal and Raga Kirwani Nagma. H.E. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, High Commission of India handed over the crests to the artistes.

The next bespoke performance of the night was Santoor by Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. Pt. Yogesh Samsi accompanied him on the Tabla and Takahiro Arai was on the Tanpura. He performed Raga Jhinjhoti, Alap Jor Jhala. Anisul Islam Mahmud, Honorable Minister for Water Resources handed over the crest to the artiste.

The next performances of the night was Khayal by Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, accompanied by Suresh Talwalkar on the Tabla. He performed Raga Jogkauns and Raga Sohini. AKM Mozammel Hoque, Honorable Minister for Liberation War Affairs handed over the festival memento to the artistes.

 

 

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan was the next performer of the night. He performed Raga Bageshree on the Sitar. Abhijit Banerjee accompanied him on the Tabla. After his soulful Sitar performance, Mahfuz Anam, Editor of the Daily Star handed over the festival memento to him. The penultimate performance of the night was Dhrupad by Avijit Kundu of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay. Sukhad Munde accompanied him on the Pakhawaj and Jatyasree Roy Choowdhury and Tinku Kumar Sheel were on the Tanpura as he rendered Raga Behag. Shah Syed Kamal, Trustee of Bengal Foundation handed over the crest to him after the performance.

 

 

Eminent flautist Pandit Ronu Majumdar graced the stage along with Pandit Debojyoti Bose on the Sarod for the final performance of the night. Pt. Abhijit Banerjee and Pt. Yogesh Samsi accompanied him on the Tabla. The duo performed Raga Ahir Bhairav. They called it a night by playing a Bhatiali dhun on audiences’ request. Abur Khair, Chairman of Bengal Foundation handed over the festival memento to the artistes.