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.
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.
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.
After the initial report, we now publish the critique that we promised earlier.
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.
Detailed report/critique will be posted soon.