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  • Date: November 17,2017

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Mehfil with Dr. Shashank Maktedar

    Description:

    Dr. Shashank Maktedar’s musical journey started at an early age in Aurangabad under Pandit Nath Neralkar. In 1991, after winning a national talent search competition organised by ITC Sangeet Research Academy, he received ta’lim in the guru-shishya parampara format from Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar over a sustained period of nine years. An ‘A’ grade All India Radio artiste, Shashank has performed widely across the country at almost all major classical music festivals. He has also toured U.S.A., U.K., France,Switzerland and other countries, winning praise and appreciation for his steadfast commitment to gharanedar gayaki.

    Shashank is endowed with the voice of a seasoned vocalist at a relatively young age. His singing is truly reflective of his guru Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar in that it is constitutive of a wide range of ornamentation principles used in khayal gayaki within an overall aesthetic approach. For this special mehfil, Shashank would present makhsoos ragas of the Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur-Atrauli gharanas, laying stress on presenting paramparik bandishes. He would be accompanied by Pandit Vinod Lele (Tabla) and Dr. Vinay Mishra (Harmonium).

    (Collaboration: Shri Harshvardhan Neotia, Chairman, Jnana Pravaha: Centre for Cultural Studies and Research; and NaadSaagar Archives and Documentation Society for South Asian Music)


  • Date: October 8,2017

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Fountain Lawns

    Title: Mohan Se Mahatma

    Description:

    Directed by Dr. M. Sayeed Alam

    Presented by Pierrot’s Troupe

     

    With Ravi Raj Sagar (55 year old Mahatma Gandhi); M. Sayeed Alam (47 year old Mahatma Gandhi); Ayman Ansari (Pt. Raj Kumar Shukla); Manish Kumar (Babu Rajindra Prasad); Saman Salman (young girl from Champaran); Sahir Dagar (Babu Braj Kishore, Hycock); Pawnesh Kumar (Ram Navmi Prasad, Rajindra Prasad’s servant); Asutosh Kumar (J.B. Kripalani, farmer); Sahil Jain (a school student from Muzaffarpur); Abhay Singh (Mazhar-ul Haque, Weston); and Laxmi Rawat (a middle aged woman from Champaran

     

    To mark the centenary of the Champaran Satyagraha

  • Date: July 29,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Mehfil With Pandita Shubhada Paradkar Khayal

    Description:

    Shubhada Paradkar's musical journey started in Baroda where she learnt from Pandit R. D. Potdar and Pandit Madhusudan Joshi of the Kirana and Agra gharanas. However, it was when she came under the tutelage of Pandit Gajananrao Joshi that her musicality received a clear direction. She has also had the good fortune of learning from Pandit Babanrao Haldankar and Vidushi Padmavati Shaligram Gokhale of the Agra and Jaipur-Atrauli  gharanas. For this special mehfil, Shubhada Tai would present a select repertoire of ragas and compositions from the Agra and Jaipur-Atrauli gharanas

     (Collaboration: Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Jnana Pravaha: Centre for Cultural Studies and Research & NaadSaagar Archives and Documentation Society for South Asian Music)

  • Date: November 5,2016

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: Mehfil with Pandit Shrikant Waikar

    Description:

    Shrikant was born into a family whose tradition is steeped in music. His father, Pandit D. K. Jangam, was a student of Pandit Vinayakrao Patwardhan who had, in turn, received ta'lim from Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. Thus, while Shrikant's musical perspective is firmly rooted in the rich tradition of Gwalior gharana, he is also influenced by the gayaki of Ustad Amir Khan and Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. For this special mehfil, Shrikant will present a selection of makhsoos ragas of the Gwalior gharana with an emphasis on an eclectic selection of bandishes featuring those of his father as well

     

    (Collaboration: Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Jnana Pravaha: Centre for Cultural Studies and Research & NaadSaagar Archives and Documentation Society for South Asian Music)

  • Date: July 30,2016

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: MEHFIL with Pandit Kedar Bodas (Khayal)

    Description:

    Born in a family of professional musicians, Kedar Bodas received initial ta'lim from his grandfather Pandit  Lakshmanrao Bodas who was a direct disciple of Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar of the Gwalior gharana. Subsequently, he learnt from his father Pandit Narayanrao Bodas, Dr. Ashok Ranade, Pandit C. P. Rele, Pandit T.D. Janorikar and Pandit Bhalachandra Pendharkar, thus extending the corpus of his musical knowledge across several gharanas.

     

    For this mehfil, Kedar has chosen to start with raga Shri and then present three rare ragas  - Purva, Malashri & Sangam Kedar - featuring an eclectic selection of  bandishes composed by Pandit Bhaskarbua Bakhle, Pandit Ram Marathe and other stalwarts of the Gwalior, Agra and Bhendi Bazar gharanas.

     

    (Collaboration: Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Jnana Pravaha: Centre for Cultural Studies and Research & NaadSaagar Archives and Documentation Society for South Asian Music)