Pune: Sanjog Musical Edulearn Foundation has organised Sanjog Sangeet Mahotsav at Annabhau Sathe Natyagruh recently. The festival was inaugurated by traditional lamp lighting and followed by Tabla performance of the young students of the foundation. First day of the fest was started with vocalist, Sanjay Garud, The grandson of Sawaai Gandharva and a disciple of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. He presented raga Puriya Dhanashri and sang his guru’s most popular abhang ‘Maze maher pandhari’ which pleased the audience. He had Shankar Kuchekar on Tabla and Sampada Walvekar on Harmonium. Sitarist Purbayan Chaterjee presented raag Shuddh Basant and Bhairavi , in the third and the last session, audience mesmerised by the Tabla performance of Ustad Akram Khan of Ajrara gharana, Delhi.
The final day of the fest featured Jaltarang by Milind Tulankar. He presented raag Puriya Kalyan and was accompanied by Shankar Kuchekar on Tabla. Solo Tabla performance of Ustad Akram Khan, received a standing ovation. He was accompanied by Uday Shahapurkar on Harmonium. The fest ended with the Kathak performance of Deepak Maharaj, son of great Kathak exponent Pt. Birju Maharaj, he commenced with Krushnvandana and closed the fest with the famous composition of his father, Pt. Birju Maharaj’s Makhan Chori. he was accompanied by Pranshu Chaturlal (Tabla), Leeladhar Chakradev (Vocal), Nitish Purohit (Sarodh), and Uday Shahapur (Harmonium).
Well acclaimed artist of Indian Classical Music, Ustad Faiyyaz Husen Saheb, Ust. Zafar Mullah, Senior Kathak dancer Prabhatai Marathe, Vocalist Avinash Belsare, young singer Ali Husen Industrialist Rajkumar Chordia and Madhubala Chordia graced the occasion. The mahotsav was conceptualised by Shankar Kuchekar and hosted by Mangesh Waghmare.
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