Like every year, organisers of the Dover Lane Music Conference introduced lesser known artistes in their seasonal conference at the Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR in Kokata under the joint auspices of the Dover Lane Music Conference and the Dover Lane Music Academy.
Sumana Bhattacharjee&’s sitar recital in rag bagesri was impregnated with promise both from the point of view of raga interpretation and Taranga — the stroke work of her right hand was quite good. What she requires to become a proper performer is balance with the meend stroke of her left hand. The chut tan and bol tan along with dhidribazz were admired for the right treatment of the melodic structure of the maihar gharana. She was accompanied on tabla by Bivas Sanghai.
Ustad Wasemuddin Ahmed Khan&’s elaborate interpretation of Kedar drew attention for the demonstration of the Agra gharana. The vigour along with the dhrupadi structure, stood out. He was accompanied by Sanjay Adhikari, Hironmoy Mitra and Sarwar Houssain on tabla, harmonium and sarangi respectively.