Classical treat for musical lovers

Classical treat for musical lovers


The festival ‘Gharana Parampara’ celebrated Indian classical music with performances by noted personalities

Delhi witnessed the soulful ‘Gharana Parampara’, a three-day festival of Indian classical vocal music and the ‘Ustad Chand Khan Award Conferment 2012’ at the India Islamic Cultural Centre.

It was a mesmerising event to celebrate Indian classical music and the entire fraternity associated with it. There was a vocal recital by Ustad Mujahid Hussain Khan from the ‘Rampur Sahswan Gharana’.

He sang Bandish in raga poorya dhanashri, Bal bal jaun tore ganv ke log bure, Payaliya jhankar, teen taal, Tarana in des and Tanana dir dir deem. He was accompanied by Akbar Lateef on tabla, Zakir Dholpuri on harmonium, Ustad Liyakat Ali Khan on Sarangi. He was supported by vocalist and his brother Mushaheed Hussain Khan and son Shahbaz Khan.

After the performance, Mujahid said, “The audience was very good and they loved my performance. I enjoyed performing at the event.” he event also saw the award ceremony where the ‘Ustad Chand Khan Award’ was conferred to Pandit Yashpaul, Maliti Gilani and Ravindra Mishra.

The second performance was a vocal recital by Pandit Yashpaul, who is from the ‘Agra Gharana’. He sang Maan allajiko jin rachiyo ash parsh in raga bihag. He also presented renditions of Sagari umar mori ali, Raga des: jare kaga hamare piya ke deswa, Raga malkauns: awanda jaundave miyan and Raga hameer: maindra yaar.

He was accompanied by Ustad Akhtar Hassan on tabla, Ustad Asif Ali Khan on sarangi, Ustad Sajjad Ahmed on harmonium, and was given vocal support by his son Vijay Yashpaul.

After the performance, Pandit Yashpaul said, “It was very decent and a glorious event because in today’s world, Indian classical music is dying and we should do something to revive this musical culture for future generations. The event was a very good medium to do so. The audience was brilliant and they all loved my performance and also praised other artistes as well. They heard us with full enthusiasm.”

After the event, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, who also performed on the occasion, said, “The audience was really happy with the kind of music we delivered to them. We had a full audience and this is a reward and success for us. I am really proud of this. My own performance is not important but the audience’s love for other artistes is more important for me. They praised all the performances and loved all of them.”