Friday, October 22, 2010

Music Concert of Classical Indian Music

Thanks to SPIC MACAY@KU (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) citizens of Lawrence got to witness a concert by Pandit Uday Bhawalkar accompanied by Sanjay Agale on Pakhwaj.

 The hall arrangement was interesting with a small stage and seating very near to it. They call this traditional Indian seating.
 There was a beautiful Lord Krishna idol.
A few chairs were available for those who preferred chairs.
The artists arrived and getting ready with the setup.
Tuning up the Tanpura. Tanpura the string instrument being used was really a beautiful one.
Testing the sound system.
Introduction of the artists and beginning of the program.
 Introduction of the music and detailed explanation of the performance, so that spectators can enjoy it well. This also explained how Pandit Uday was trained with his Guru legendary Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar from India in a gurukul system where students stayed at Master's home as a family member for years of training.
 Several students for Kansas University...
 faculty members...
 and people of Lawrence ...
 of all ages were present.
 Performance in progress.
 During question and answer time, Pandit Uday explaining the making and working of Tanpura.
 Several people had some very interesting questions and Pandi Uday replied all of them with enthusiasm and animated explanations.
Vote of thanks at the end of the program.

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Dr. Vasant Barve said...

Two hours of "Nadbrahma" (God in the form of sound), was simply heavenly experience for entire audience. Most part of concert had no words not even accompanying tal (rhythm). The tal added further taste. For some times words added further flavor. Bhavalkar has undergone years of penance at the feet of Guru. everyone from east & west enjoyed.
Dr Vasant Barve

Ravi said...

Very good post. The pictures tell the story.

How was the concert?

Unknown said...

The performance was phenomenal -- just the kind of calming, centering focus I needed as I was about to embark on the journey of fatherhood (my first child, Luke Hamilton Ashogan, was born two days later -- his third given name is the Tamil way to say the king who promoted Buddhism for a time throughout India.)

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