8th Guru M L Koser festival of Music and Dance concludes with Violin Sitar jugalbandi and outstanding Kathak dance recital
Kendra Secretary Sajal Koser honored the artists in the end of the programe
New Delhi: 8th Guru M.L. Koser festival of Music & Dance concluded with the remarkable Violin Sitar jugalbandi and dazzling Kathak dance at Triveni Kala sangam here today. The two day mega musical bonanza of classical music and dance featured celebrated artists including accomplished musicians.
The concluding day programme commenced with melodic violin sitar jugalbandi by Ustad Asghar Hussain famous violin exponent and Pt. Shubhendu Rao a well known Sitar exponent and Kathak dance recital by Dr. Samira Koser
The duo opened up the concert with Raga “Charukeshi”. He reposefully rendered alap which brought out the inner depth of the raga and touching the listener’s heart. They presented vilambit gat in jhap tal followed by Madhya and Drut gat set to teen taal. Ustad Asghar Hussain and Pt. Shubhendu Rao urge for graceful expressions, however, were best displayed during crisp Thumri in Raga Khamaj provided a fitting finale to the concert. They were ably accompanied by Tabla exponent Akhtar Hasan on Tabla .
The second session was lit up with scintillating spell of ‘Kathak” by the Dr. Samira Koser. She commenced with invocatory piece with a beautiful Shloka to pay her obeisance to Almighty followed by technical part of kathak of Jaipur Gharana with paran aamad, gat , ladi, pairo ki chalen etc. The programme was concluded with a touching presentation based on a untouched aspects of Jhansi queen Lakshmi Bai . People know Jhansi queen as warrior only but Samira presented motherly aspect of Lakshmi Bai with her dance . Through this incredible presentation Samira depicted the emotions of Lakshmi Bai as mother with her dance and expressions. Her Bhav, Abhinay, expressions and knowledge of the rhythm and taal cast a magical spell on audience.
She was well accompanied by Guru Brij Mohan Gangani on Padant, Pandit Madho Prasad on Vocal, Sh. Shakeel Ahmed on Tabla, Shri Mehmood Khan on Tabla, Sh. Saleem Kumar on Sitar and Vinay Prasanna on Flute.
Kendra Secretary Sh. Sajal Koser honored the artists in the end of the programe.