Kadama 50 1/2 : Classical Indian Concert

Trip Start Jul 12, 2012
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Trip End Dec 01, 2012


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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Following our tour of Dharavi, we attended a classical Indian music concert at the TaTa Theatre in South Mumbai. To better understand this event, I have pasted an excerpt about the concert from the ncpamumbai.com website:

"Allauddin Khan (c. 1862-1972), fondly called Baba, was one of the
most prominent early pioneers in the field of Indian instrumental music.
Having received training from several great exponents including Gopal
Chandra Bhattacharya, Munne Khan and the legendary vina meastro Wazir
Khan of Rampur, Baba went on to become a versatile and innovative
musician, an outstanding sarod player, violinist and composer.
 He
was instrumental in reshaping the Maihar gharana by infusing been and
dhrupad elements in to the performance techniques of instruments like
surbahar, sitar and sarod. During his lifetime he composed many new
ragas, most popular among them are Hemant & Manj khamaj. Although
professionally Baba adopted sarod, he played many instruments and put
together ‘Maihar Band’, an orchestra of Indian instruments. He was also a
teacher par excellent who taught greats like Ali Akbar Khan, Pannalal
Ghosh, Annapurna Devi, Ravi Shankar, Nikhil Banerjee, Sharan Rani and
many more.
  Besides a short
presentation by the Maihar Band, the event will feature two disciples of
Annapurna Devi, the eminent sitar & surbahar player and daughter of
‘Baba’: Basant Kabra (sarod) from Jodhpur and the legendary bansuri player – Hariprasad Chaurasia.
"
 
The music was so powerful and it was nice to see that these men of older age were still so passionate about their music and sharing it with the world. I have found my new favorite genre of music and I cannot wait to share it with all those around me (and who ride in my car)
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