Press Release

Surbahar and Vocal Recital by renowned artistes

 On the second day of the 3-day Hindustani classical music programme entitled ‘Dhruvpad’, the audience was captivated by several Dhruvpad style recitals at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The evening began with a vocal recital by Mrs. Sunita Avani Amin. She presented the popular ‘Raag Shuddh Kalyan’. This Raaga has the same notes of Bhupali ‘Sa Re Ga Pa Dha Sa’. Other than this, the ‘Chalan’ also has ‘Meend’ and ‘Kalyan’ Ang.

This was followed by a Surbahar recital by Dr. Ashwin M Dalvi. He presented ‘Raaga Jog’, which belongs to the ‘Khamaj Thaat’. It is one of the more popular raagas appearing in films. He also performed ‘Pyaari Tere Nain’ and ‘Jai Jai Sai Nath’ following the Bandish Chautal and Bandish Sool Taal, respectively.

The evening concluded with a vocal recital by the Dagar brothers – Ustad Annesuddin Khan Dagar and Ustad Nafeesuddin Khan Dagar. They rendered ‘Poojan Chali Mahadev’ in ‘Alapchaari Gamak’ following the 12 Matra (12 beats) Chautal. They also performed ‘Shankar Girijapati Parvaati Patishwar’ following the 10 Matra (10 beats) Sool Taal.

It is to be recalled that the concluding day of the event will feature vocal recitals by Pandit Ramkumar Mallick and Mr. Samit Mallick. This will be followed by a ‘Pakhawaj’ recital by Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma. The highlight of the evening will be the performance by Padma Shri Ustad F. Wasifuddin Dagar.

A special feature of the Dhruvpad festival this year will be a ‘Sangoshthi’ which will be held today from 10 am to 1.30 pm at JKK. This will feature discussion on topics related to Dhruvpad like ‘Naad Yog in Dhruvpad’ and ‘Dhruvpad singing and recital’.

The Dhruvpad performances will be held today at 6 pm at Krishnayan, Jawahar Kala Kendra. The entry to the evening programme is through tickets (Rs. 30) which can be obtained from JKK’s reception.

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