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  • Doyens of Indian classical music to strike a chord in Bangladesh music fest

    Doyens of Indian classical music to strike a chord in Bangladesh music fest

    A good number of Indian classical music stalwarts will enthrall the discerning audience during the four-day sixth edition of the Bengal Classical Music Festival that gets underway here on Tuesday. Dubbed as the “biggest classical music festival in the world”, the gala at the Abahani Grounds in Dhanmondi will see the likes of Pandit Ajoy …

    December 26, 2017
  • Lyrical grace

    Lyrical grace

    If there is one disciple of late Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, who has kept his legacy, it is Madhavi Mudgal. She has imbibed some of the finest qualities of the worldrenowned Guru; his sense of aesthetics and Lasya, the lyrical grace of movements, the sense of rhythm and perfection in every aspect, those are the hallmarks …

    June 1, 2017
  • Creativity laced with glorious tradition

    Creativity laced with glorious tradition

    Though a daughter of Odisha, Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Aloka Kanungo’s adopted home is Kolkata. She is an Odissi exponent, who teaches, performs, writes and researches in order to extend the boundaries of her genre. A purist, she has no penchant for diluting the art form, which she has imbibed from her mentor, the legendary …

    April 28, 2017
  • Elegantly rendered creations

    Elegantly rendered creations

    Ashimbandhu Bhattacharjee celebrated Ananta in honour of his amma, who was a multifaceted genius but believed in keeping a low profile, influencing many around her in general and her son in particular. Ananta scripted by Amit Dasgupta was a dance drama portraying an endless journey, tracing the Kathaka’s life where, in the end, she emerges …

    April 21, 2017
  • Marked by aesthetic beauty

    Marked by aesthetic beauty

    On the fifth day of the Madras Music Academy’s festival of dance, the tremendously talented Mohiniattam exponent Neena Prasad, a student of Kalamandalam Sugandhi and Kalamandalam Kshemavathy, started her recital with Cholkettu in dhanyasi ragam and khanda jati talam. The music composer Changanasseri Madhavan Nampoothri was also a wonderful vocalist. Along with mridangist Ramesh Babu, …

    February 3, 2017