The tabla takes centre stage at the Sanjog Sangeet Mahotsav

Feb 06, 2014, 10:13 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

Don't miss out on the Sanjog Sangeet Mahotsav where the tabla's finer points will be in full view at this showcase of Indian Classical music

The Sanjog Sangeet Mahotsav is a music festival held every February, and is conceptualised and organised by Shankar Kuchekar, a disciple of late Pandit Sanjog Kuchekar along with Ustad Akram Khan. He runs the Sanjog Tabla Vidyalaya in Pune and organises Classical concerts every year as a tribute to his father. Well-acclaimed artistes of Indian Classical music, Ustad Usman Khan saheb, Ustad Faiyaza Husain Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, music director late Ram Kadam and Ghazal singer Anwar Qureshi have participated in these concerts. Telling us more about the event, Shankar Kuchekar says, “I want to educated people about the importance of the tabla; it compliments several instruments but is best suited with the sitar and harmonium as well as with vocals.”

Pandit Fatehsingh Gangani plays the pakhawaj. This tabla is mostly played for diverse dance forms

Day One:
Shankar Kuchekar, Sandeep Mishra (sarangi) Santosh Ghante (harmonium), kathak performances by Pandit Rajendra Gangani of the Jaipur Gharana, Ustad Akram Khan (tabla), Pandit Fatehsingh Gangani (pakhawaj), Vijay Parihar (vocals and harmonium), Sandeep Mishra (sarangi) and Nitish Purohit (sarod)

Shankar Kuchekar

Day Two:
Ustad Akram Khan, Sangeet Mishra (sarangi), Santosh Ghante (harmonium), Dhananjay Daithankar (santoor) and Ustad Akram Khan (tabla).

Pandit Dhananjay Daithankar

On February 8 and 9, 6 pm
At Pune Vidyarthi Gruha College of Engineering Auditorium, Shivaji Nagar.

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