NCPA Mumbai: Festival of Indian Classical Instrumental Music - 1st / 2nd Apr 2016

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NCPA Mumbai: Festival of Indian Classical Instrumental Music - 1st / 2nd Apr 2016

Post by ram.sitar » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:34 pm

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NCPA: SAAZ-E- BAHAR (Festival of Indian Classical Instrumental Music)
1st Apr (Friday) 2016
6:30pm

Liyakat Ali Khan (sarangi)
Debashish Bhattacharya (slide guitar) with Rupak Bhattacharya (Tabla)

2nd Apr (Saturday) 2016
6:30pm

Ojas Adhiya (Tabla Solo)
Ramprapanna Bhattacharya (Sitar) with Unmesh Banerjee (Tabla)
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Indian subcontinent abounds in a variety of musical instruments, and a considerable specialisation is displayed in instrumental usage. Instruments present music solo, provide melodic or rhythmic accompaniment, or produce drones. Come April and the city will host a festival to celebrate Indian instrumental music.
The two day festival, which will step into their seventh edition, Saz-e-Bahar: Festival of Indian Instrumental Music will be hosted at the NCPA compound. The festival will feature instruments from different categories – string-bowed (sarangi), string-plucked (sitar), string–slide (slide guitar) and drums-percussion (tabla).
“Saz E Bahar was conceived to provide a window into the range of instruments and instrumental music,” says Dr Suvarnalate Rao, head programming of Indian music at NCPA. This edition’s lineup features Ustad Liyakat Ali Khan, Debashish Bhattacharya, Ojas Adhiya and Ramprapanna Bhattacharya.
The first day of the festival will feature Liyakat Ali Khan (sarangi) and Debashish Bhattacharya (slide guitar). Liyakat Ali Khan, a well-known exponent of Sikar style of sarangi, known for its robust vocal tone.
Having trained with stalwarts like Brij Bhushan Kabra and Ajoy Chakrabarty, Debashish Bhattacharya went on to earn numerous accolades including a Grammy nomination (2009). He has brought in innovative changes to the guitar.
The second day of the festival will begin with a performance by Ojas Adhiya, who was recognised as the youngest tabla player in India. He has trained with Mridangraj, an eminent exponent of Ajrada gharana.
The concluding performance for the day and festival will be presented by acclaimed sitar player Ramprapanna Bhattacharya, who has been training with the Etawah-Imdadkhani gharana maestro, Arvind Parikh. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering, he simultaneously handles the pursuits of corporate career and music.
On April 1 and 2, 6.30 pm onwards At NCPA

Source: http://www.asianage.com/music/festival- ... -music-351
Thanks & Regards,

Ramprapanna Bhattacharya
http://ramprapanna.webs.com

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