Naad means music and salangai means Ghungroo, on account of Guru Purnima, Swar Sangam Sanskrutik Manch and Kishor Nritya Niketan organised a Carnatic vocal and Bharatanatyam recital, Naadsalangai on Tuesday at Kavivarya Suresh Bhat Hall, Nagpur.
The event began by melodious treat to the city as the artistes presented the Carnatic kutcheri.
The kutcheri was presented by Jairam Balasubramanian from Nagpur on Vocals, K Sai Kumar from Hyderabad on Violin, Yashwant aka Ellappa Hampiholi from Nagpur on Mridangam and Shri G Srikanth from Hyderabad on Khanjira.
The audience were left spell-bound by the melodious abhanga, ‘Maze maaher pandhari’. The best part of the kutcheri was a jugalbandi played on Mridangam and Khanjira.
Later after the classical presentation, a fusion was presented by Atharwa Rai on Synthesizer, Rishabh Vyas on Guitar, Yashwant Hampiholi on Mridangam, Atharwa Upagade on Tabla and Abhilav Sharma on Drums. This made sure that all forms of music, western, Hindustani and Carnatic blended to enthral.
After the musical, the Bharatantyam dancers, Drea Agrawal, Palaq Agrawal, Kamakshi Hampiholi and Dr Kishoree Hampiholi took to stage to present Bharatantyam recital.
The dancers were accompanied by Gireesh Menon from Chennai on Vocals, gurus Kishor and Dr Kishoree Hampiholi on Naytuvangam, Yashwant Hampiholi on Mridangam and Sanjay Sasidharan from Pune on Flute. The chief guest during the event was, deputy divisional commissioner, Nagpur Sudhakar Telang and the programme was presided over by deputy director, SCZCC, Nagpur Mohan Parkhi. Both the guests lauded the genuine efforts of the organisation to put forth the importance of Guru Purnima.
The Bharatanatyam performance began with Dr Kishoree Hampiholi presenting an ode to Lord Shiva followed by Allaripu in Tishra Dhruva tala. The highlight of the evening was, Guru Varnam, a varnam based entirely on the guru-shishya relationship. The varnam had four episode, one that of Lord Karthik and Lord Shiva conveying that even a child can be the guru of the father, another that of Arjun and Lord Krishna, third episode from the life of Eklavya and Dronacharya and the last that of Vivekanand and his guru Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. Also, the dances, a javali, Sakhi prana, a Sanskrit presentation, bho shambho and Kadankuthuhalam Tillana followed by a Mangalam were performed.
The programme was organised to pay tribute to late guru Padmashree Adyar K Lakshman from Chennai, guru of Kishor Hampiholi. The programme was conducted by Ankita Deshkar.
Earlier, president of the organisation, Satish Dande, and secretary Kishor Hampiholi feted the artistes who performed at the event. Kishor Hampiholi gave the vote of thanks.
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