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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The 8th Edition of ‘Bansuri Utsav’ will present stalwarts of Hindustani Classical Music including Flute legend Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Tabla Genius Vijay Ghate, Pakhawaj Maestro Pandit. Bhawani Shankar and Eminent Flute exponent Vivek Sonar, senior-most disciple of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Atul Raninga,  a famous keyboard artist at the ‘8 Bansuri Utsav’, which will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Ravindra Natya Mandir , Prabhadevi, Mumbai at 6.30PM.’ Bansuri Utsav’ is organised by ‘Gurukul Pratishthan’, a charitable trust founded by Shri Vivek Sonar.

Ragdari and Mukeshbhaiyya
Mukesh,iconic yesteryears playback singer, crooned many memorable songs. His songs continue to regale music lovers.In a unique listening session with live demonstration of ragas,  Amarendra Dhaneshwar, Gwalior gharana exponent and music critic, reveals the ragadari element in the songs sung by Mukesh. On Thursday 18 August  @ 6 pm sharp at the Y B Chavan Centre, Nariman Point at the 4th floor Rangswar Hall. Entry free. Contact No 99199 04387

Young Marathi actor Yuugg, has turned director with the forthcoming Marathi film ‘I am not Slumdog I am Indian‘ .Yuugg has not only directed this film, but has also written its story, besides engaging popular singer Javed Ali to sing a song in this film, which has been dedicated to the city of Mumbai. Recently, this song was recorded at Yashraj Studios. The song has been penned by Yuugg himself. Music has been composed by Team Faith Five.Rajan Dogra, who is the producer said that he always wanted to experiment new things through his film. Director Yuugg feels that foreigners coming to India only notice the poverty in this country.

Tathagata Mitra has learnt the sarod from Bhaskar Sen and Buddhadev Dasgupta. Currently, he is the disciple of Begum Amina Perera, daughter of Ali Akbar Khan. Bharathi Prathap was initiated into Carnatic classical music at the age of seven. Encouraged by her uncle, she switched over to Hindustani classical music. Prathap holds a B-high grade in classical music and an A-grade in both Devaranama and Vachana, with the AIR and Doordarshan. Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm. Friday, 19th – 6.30 pm, Little Theatre.

‘Con Brio 2016’, titled ‘Prelude and Fugue’ will celebrate three centuries of this form and the composers associated with it.  Johann Sebastian Bach features heavily at this year’s festival as he is the pioneer of the prelude and fugue as a genre with his well-tempered Clavier Books being, in Robert Schumann’s words, the “bread and butter of pianists.” Experimental Theatre, Friday, 7 p.m.


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