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A special program of Music on the occasion of "World Music Day" organized by Pracheen Kala Kendra

A special program of Music on the occasion of "World Music Day" organized by Pracheen Kala Kendra , organization dedicated to Art and Culture since 1956

A musical evening was organized by Pracheen Kala Kendra here today on the occasion of World Music Day. The programe was studded with melodic performances of classical music by two young artists. at ML Koser Auditorium of Pracheen Kala Kendra from 6:30 pm onwards. The program featuring classical vocalist and harmonium player Dr. Tarun Joshi from Kurukshetra and young vocalist Shimpi Kashyap from Chandigarh.

Kathak Guru and Registrar of Pracheen Kala Kendra Dr.Shobha Koser encouraged the young artistes on the occasion with words of appreciation . Dr. Tarun Joshi is one of the prominent artist who belongs to Kirana Gharana of Music. He has received musical training from Prof. Suresh Gopal Shrikhande. Apart from this, learnt harmonium from Pandit Dinkar Sharma. He has obtained PhD degree from Kurukshetra University.

Shimpi Kashyap, on the other hand, received music training from her grandfather and father, Banashankar Mishra since childhood, and is learning music intricacies from her husband Prabhakar Kashyap who himself is an eminent vocalist . She has obtained PhD degree from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh.

The program begin with the performance of Dr. Shimpi Kashyap, who commenced with aalap in Raag Madhuwanti. The bols of this composition set to a vilambit Ek Taal "Jaane Na Dungi Shyam" followed by another slow pace composition "Naina Nahi Nek Dhare" set to ek taal. Her next composition was “Ban thhan Ke Chali Aayee Nari” composed in teen taal, . which was highly appreciated by the audience. Shimpi gave befitted finale with a Dadra "Nazariya Lag Jayegi" based on Raag Khamaj and got applause from the audience. She was accompanied by Chandigarh's young and talented tabla player Rajneesh Dhiman on tabla and Tridev Kaushik on harmonium.

After the melodious performance by Shimpi, Dr. Tarun Joshi took the centre stage. Tarun chose the raga 'Jog' with traditional alap followed by a vilambit khayal ek taal composition "Hey sughad var payiyo". After that, the audience was mesmerized by his next bandish “Peer Parai Jaane Na” set to teen taal of fast pace khayal. The program was ended with a crisp Dadra which was studded in Raga Mishra Peelu. The bols were "Ab maan jao Saiyan main paroon tere paiyaan" amidst applause and appreciation from all.

He is also finely accompanied by young harmonium player Tridev Kaushik from Kurukshetra and Rajneesh Dhiman on tabla from Chandigarh. At the end of the program as per the tradition of the Kendra , Dr.Shobha Koser presented Uttariya and Mementos to the artists with her words of appreciation..



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