Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan got of to a melodius start today
at the Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan here. The artiste at the inaugural
session, Sunanda Sharma, hailing from Himachal Pardesh,
left the audience spellbound with khayal in Raag Bageshwari,
exposing the finer nuances of the raag. The rendition of
Tappe in raag kafi was a scintilating reverie. Tappe Hey
Parijata Tanda Pare Balle Balle is a mixture of Punjabi,
Persian and Hindustani music. Neeraj Gandhi and Mahender
Sharma accompanied her on harmonium and tabla respectively.
Her masterly rendition testified to her merit entitling
her sponsored teaching assignments and concerts in the UK,
Germany, the USA.
the rudiments from her father Sudarshan Sharma at a very
young age, she was later taught by Girija Devi, a noted
exponent of classical and semi-classical forms.
artist of the evening was Prabhakar Karekar from Goa.
He has been
aystematiccay trained by Suresh Haldankar, Pandit Jitendra
Abhisheki, Pandit Jagannathbuwa purohit and Pandit C.R.
Vyas. He opened up with a khayal, Anhat Adnade ko Paran
Payo in raag Shankara in Vilambit laya. This was followed
by a bandish Bajle Mana Rehan Bin in raag Sohini. The programme
concluded with a bhajan of Meera. Dr. Dinkar Aditya Sharma
and Adelendu accompanied him on harmonium, tabla and tanupuras.