Reviews

  • Bhor Bhayee evokes the subdued romantic spirit of Vasant

    When at her best, young and ebullient vocalist Nirali Kartik can move listeners with songs of the soil and soothe the mind getting one with the core of a classical raga. Enigmatically when she turns to an overtly entertaining format…

  • A glimpse of a nine-generation lineage in Kathak at Saptak

    Pandit Birju Maharaj at Saptak (file photo) Charisma is not definable. It drips and gets felt. Among performing artists, Pt Birju Maharaj has it. That had the audience that chilly night wait right till midnight, as it does every year…

  • Samraga: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in winter

    The two-day classical music concert in Ahmedabad brings together the aspiring and the seasoned artists for an open-air winter gala. Ahmedabad is known for its culture of Indian classical music. As winter has set in, “Amdavadis”, too, have geared up…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…




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