Melody rules music

Melody rules music

Complete silence reined at Nehru Park. People nosielessly made their way to the seats and found the best ones possible, in order to get a good view of the stage which would come alive in the next few minutes.

The venue will hosts the best of artists from the world of Hindustani classical and Carnatic music over two days and Monday was the first day of Spic Macay’s Music in the Park concert series.

People from all walks of life gathered to enjoy the lilting tones of sarod played by the one of its best known proponents, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan; one of India’s finest violinsts L Subramanium and the inimitable master of Hindustani Classical music Shubha Mudgal.

The evening began with Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He started the concert after sharing that he used to practice his craft the whole night along, with his father Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan. He began with Raag Kedar in teen taal respectively. The raag is named after Lord Shiva and characterised by complex turns.

With Mithlesh Jha and Anubrat accompanying him on tabla and his disciple Suju Yanamutu on tanpura, the maestro presented before the audience his mastery over tempo and rhythm. Kedar was followed by raag Suddhkalyan followed by a small composition in Anurag Durga. He concluded the recital with the Carnatic raag Charukeshi.

Acclaimed Indian violinist L Subramanium, trained in classical Carnatic music and Western classical too dazzled with his performance. Accompanied by his son Ambi Subramanium on violin, Rakesh Chandra on tamboora, Radha Krishna on the ghatam and Satya Sai on morsing, L Subramanium began his recital with raag Bahudari.  

The park echoed with the Hindustani classical music when Shubha Mudgal came on stage accompanied by Aneesh Pradhan on the tabla. A well-known singer, Shubha began her concert with Thumri. Taking note of the fact that Diwali is just a few days away, Shubha sang Deepawali padya and ended the concert. 

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