Music fest enthralls audience

thumbnail Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company performs Kathak on the second day of the sixth edition of ‘Bengal Classical Music Festival’ at Abahani Field in the capital yesterday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman

Audience remained captivated as they were showered with lofty performances one after another during the second night of Bengal Classical Music Festival yesterday. The programme opened at 7:30pm and continued till dawn.

The first performance of the night was Kathak by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company. The first episode symbolised “festival” using the inherent styles of Kathak.

The second one was a traditional Kathak dance with a Tarana created by Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan. The entire performance was conceptualised and choreographed by Aditi Mangaldas.

Aditi Mangaldas, Gauri Diwakar, Minhaz, Amrapali Bhandari, Anjana Kumari, Manoj Kumar and Sunny Shishodiya were the performers of the Kathak numbers. The other performances of the night were Tabla rendition by the students of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay, Santoor by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, Khayal by Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, Sitar by Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Dhrupad by Avijit Kundu of Bengal Parampara Sangeetalay, and finally, Flute by Pandit Ronu Majumdar and Sarod by Pandit Debojyoti Bose.


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