A bandish, or composition, in Raga Bhimpalasi, followed by a Meera bhajan, Baso More Nainan Mein Nandlal, left the audience mesmerised at a classical musical evening organised recently by Delhi Sangeet Sankalp at Sector 7, Dwarka.
The singer, Anshu Thapaliyal Navani, a classical vocalist from Dwarka, was accompanied by Ganesh Lal Ghai on the tabla and Kamal Ahmad Khan on the sarangi.
In the second half of the musical do, the audience was transported to the gorgeous land of Kashmir by a santoor composition from Raj Kumar Majumdar in Raga Kervani, supported by Pradeep Chaterjee on the tabla.
Santoor artiste Raj Kumar Majumdar accompanied by Pradeep Chaterjee on the tabla
Many musicians from the sub-city were present at the venue, including sarod player Chandrima Majumdar from Sector 23; sitarist Ratna Lahiri from Sector 10; and the classical vocalist duo Govind Saraswati and Dr Shailesh Kumar.
An aficionado of music and senior citizen of Ganpati Apartments, PP Bansal, said, “These programmes are necessary to promote classical music. The community gets a chance to know more about both classical vocal and instrumental through such events. They should be organised more often.”
Talking to City Spidey, secretary of Delhi Sangeet Sankalp, Richa Jain, said, “Our organisation gives artistes a platform to promote classical music.”
President of the organisation, Maya Bhattacharya, and joint secretary, Akshay Vishwas, were also present on the occasion.
The evening ended with a speech from the founder-director of Delhi Sangeet Samkalp, Mukesh Garg.