Embark on a musical odyssey

Feb 01, 2013, 09:33 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

This weekend, head to Melange, a special programme dedicated to traditional Indian Classical music and its evolution over the years

Melange, a special programme that showcases the evolution of traditional Indian Classical music, has been conceptualised by classical singer Mahesh Kale. Kale is a disciple of the late Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki. Film actress Ashwini Bhave will anchor the show.

Mélange attempts to showcase the evolution of Indian Classical music and how it became more enriched due to the inclusion of Vedic, Persian and Folk music over time. Indian Classical Music has also been influenced by the music from North India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal.

Mahesh Kale

The show will include music forms such as Khayal, Tarana, Thumri, Ghazal, Sufi and Bhajans. The line-up includes 10-15 compositions ranging from Classical to Semi-classical music. Apart from the performances, there will be a special audio-visual presentation as the backdrop.

Mahesh Kale

“As I belong to Pune, my first choice was to perform in the city as my sentiments are attached to it. The city is known as a classical music hub and I feel the audience will appreciate this concert a lot,” says Kale. There will also be different sets as per the songs being sung.

Apart from Kale, some of the other artistes who will be part of the show are Pandit Ramakant Paranjape, Rajiv Paranjape, Nikhil Phatak, Aamod Kulkarni and Bhushan Mate.

The program was earlier presented in the US by the Indian Classical Music and Arts Foundation and received a positiveresponse.

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