Reviews

  • Jasrangi Jugalbandi: A wondrous show of musical acumen

      Listen to an innovative experiment in the Hindustani classical vocal performance tradition. A duet between a male and female that weaves through not one but two raags, creating varying levels of auditory pleasure. Jugalbandis, duets, have a long history…

  • Maati Baani performance gives listeners a rocking time

    Nirali Kartik and her Maati Baani band who gave a performance at Natarani on Sunday, November 4, 2018, is visibly on the crest of success they have achieved in taking Indian music abroad in an original style with an appeal…

  • It was a cherished Jazz experience at Natarani

    For the first time in Ahmedabad, NCPA Jazz Collective pianist ‘Paddy’ seemed wary initially at Natarani last Saturday of the city’s taste for Jazz. The way the listeners appreciated the concert must have left them all agreeably surprised and pretty…

  • Wind Quartet gives a taste of master composers of Western Classical Music

    It is common knowledge that unlike the improvisational freedom in Indian classical music, there are precisely constructed compositions in western classical music, which are expressed in traditional notations. Listening to Symphony Orchestra’s Wind Quartet music provided yet another opportunity to…

  • There were performances that touched a chord at SNA Fest

    The Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, though a throbbing national cultural entity, has remained a distant existence for Ahmedabad all these years. With twin objectives its current Chairman Shekhar Sen, a versatile performing artist himself, set to it, it came…

  • Mirande sings lyrics celebrating ardour-tinged love

    Within the genres and format selected, Mirande Shah runs the whole gamut of swara notes and shades of emotions with delectable ease in Soz-e-Ishq – ardour-tinged love. Her rendering of gazals and Sufi songs, around a dozen, was all about…

  • A Young Vocalist presents Engrossing Morning Ragas

    Time stopped, nearly so, when Omkar Dadarkar recited 10.40 onwards for over two hours at Vishwakosh under the aegis of its Lalit Kala Kendra and Agastya Foundation on Sunday. Viraj and Amar Bhatt had held the programme in the morning…

  • Tagore’s Krushnakali in a ringing flowing voice

    Till the other day, though the calendar indicated onset of Ashadh, the clouds showed an anticipating Jyeshtha, and now when Ashadh, at times content with spells of occasional showers, assumes the character of Shravan, it seems the perfect time to…

  • A poet of lofty imagination and delicate feelings

    A Gujarati poet gets us to visualise and feel the magnificence of the Supreme Being through His extraordinary creation. A physical description of His visage and limbs of huge proportions is likely, in all probability, to be laughable. Kavi Nanalal…




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