Video of Sitar recital by Sayani Basu

During the memorial event for Late Prof Badal Das, Denner Milan Basu’s younger daughter Sayani Basu gave her first public performance on Sitar recital.

This is the recital’s video.

All are encouraged to watch it and comment on her performance.

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An evening of Sitar recital by Rais Khan

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It is not everyday that you expect to watch and listen to sitar maestros like Rais Khan, especially that now his domicile is on the other side of our national border. It is not everyday that you expect to watch … Continue reading

A rare opportunity

Calcutta will have the rare opportunity to listen to a sitar recital by the renowned and elusive Rais Khan. Being arranged by Sangeet Ashram, the program will be held at G D Birla Sabhagar on the evening of 17th November 2012.

According to the organizers, Rais Khan is arriving from his domicile Pakistan directly to Calcutta for this program. We have also been informed that he might be accompanied by his sons Farhan Khan and Suhel Khan.

The Programs page has been updated with the details.

An evening of sitar and vocal recitals

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Arranged by Kailash for the birth centenary of the guru of their founder, an evening of sitar recital by Sri Ramprapanna Bhattachayya and vocal recital by Sri Ulhas Kashalkar took place at the G D Birla Sabhagar on 25th September … Continue reading

An evening of sitar and vocal recitals

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On 24th June 2012, Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan (UMAK) Center for Culture celebrated the 101st birth anniversary of the maestro by arranging an evening of music performed by two great artists at Uttam Mancha, Calcutta. The first performer was a … Continue reading

Bangla Sangeetmela 2012 on 13th – 14th April 2012

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To continue with our last post about this program on 12th April 2012, we were finally able to procure the tickets, which were being sold at the gate of the auditorium. As an example of the various mismanagement issues we … Continue reading

An evening of classical music with Sugata Marjit

In memory of the great music exponent late Krishna Chandra Banerjee, Sangeet Darbar arranged an evening of Indian classical music at Shishir Mancha last evening.

The program started with a sitar recital by Saptarshi Hazra. He was accompanied on the tabla by Shankar Prosad Chowdhury.

The next (and last) performer was Sugata Marjit (a disciple of late Krishna Chandra Banerjee, popularly known as “Keshto Babu”), for whom this performance was a tribute to his former teacher.

He started his repertoire of kheyals with raag Shankara (“Vamana Devata“) and followed it up with raag Chhayanat (“Jhana Nana“) and an excellent piece on raag Bahar.

Later he switched to raagpradhan Bengali songs (light classical / songs based ob raagas) and rendered three songs based on raag Nandkosh, raag Surdasi Malhar and raag Bhairavi.

He ended the evening’s performance with a short kheyal on raag Vasant on requests from the audience.

He was accompanied quite ably on tabla by Aurobinda Bhattacharjee and on harmonium by Pradip Palit.

Video clips will be posted soon – stay tuned.

Sitar recital by Nishat Khan this evening

In a program organized by Sangeet Ashram and Young Leaders Forum at the G D Birla Sabhaghar this evening, Nishat Khan performed a solo recital of sitar with Sabir Khan accompanying him on tabla.

After an interactive session for about an hour on elaboration of his role as a Bollywood music director and fielding general questions from the audience – Nishat Khan played a wonderful rendition of Hameer – rarely heard these days.

Shorter but skilful raagas Nand and Shankara (another rarely heard) followed. Program ended with a tune composed by him for a Bengali song.

Detailed report/critique will be posted soon.