An evening of vocal recital by Padma Talwalkar

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Organized by Sangeet Ashram, the evening of 30th September saw Smt Padma Talwalkar presenting a vocal recital at the G D Birla Sabhagar. The surprise element of the show was Padmaji’s daughter Savani Talwalkar, who accompanied her mother on tabla. … Continue reading

An evening of vocal recital by Girish Chatterjee

Last evening saw an impressive performance by Girish Chatterjee at the Kalakunj (secondary auditorium of Kalamandir), organized by Holy Home in association with Taan Sur Sangeet Vidyalaya. His performance was a tribute to his guru, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

Girishji started his recital with raag Yaman (video clip), followed by a magnificent rendition of raag Kalavati (video clip) on request from “Denner” Milan from the audience.

Next was the bhajanJo Bhaje Hari Ko Sada“, made immortal by Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. He concluded the ceremony with the popular tune “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” at requests of some of the listeners.

In his accompaniment with tabla, Ashish Chatterjee was smooth and blended well with the vocals throughout the performance.

We thank Girishji for treating us with a superb performance and sincerely wish that he continues to visit this city more often.

Vocal recital by Chhannulal Mishra last evening

Last evening saw the rare phenomenon of famous “Purav Angthumri singer Chhannulal Mishra delivering a bouquet of kheyals, thumris, dadras and horis to a packed house in the “Holi Milan” program organized by Sangeet Ashram in G D Birla Sabhaghar.

It was rare not only because the tradition of solo programs featuring a single thumri and dadra artiste are fading away, but also because this was one of the very few (if not the first) performance by Chhannulalji in Kolkata. We all thank Sangeet Ashram for arranging this rare event.

Channulalji started the evening with a bandish in raag Yaman set to jhaptaal. Next, he switched to the thumris he is so renowned for, which were based on raag Khamaj, raag Tilang and one on a mishra raag based on Kalyan thaat.

He then took up a dadra and followed it up by a chaiti based on raag Khamaj. Next was the time for a series of horis based on raag Mishra Kaafi, raag Khamaj and raag Desh.

He concluded the memorable evening with a fine rendition of a Shiv ka Hori.

He was ably accompanied on tabla by Samar Saha, on harmonium by Jyoti Goho and on taanpura by our own Shubhajyoti Mukherjee (Bambi).

A detailed critique of the evening’s performance will be posted soon.