A blend of vocal and instrumental music

A blend of vocal and instrumental music
Anvaya Series’, a concert series with artistes Purvi Parikh and Arvind Parikh organised by Sursagar, was held at the Alliance Francaise recently.

The performance started with a vocal recital by Purvi, who set the mood for the evening. 

In raga Shudh Kalyan, the artiste sang three compositions — Tum Bin Kaun, Mandar Bajo and a taraana. 

While the audience sat quietly appreciating each note, it applauded at every interval.

Next, she presented raga Kalavati, which was a faster moving presentation. 

Purvi sang two pieces, Sabana Ban Aa and Ghari Ghari Pal Cheena. 

The performance concluded with a kajri composed by the artiste’s guru Girija Devi.

The second part of the performance was a sitar recital by Arvind Parikh. 

He started with the evening raga Puriya, which had a contemplating and introspective mood.

This was followed by raga Gunji Kauns, which was a mixture of two ragas, raga Malgunji and Malkauns, and composed by the artiste himself. 

This piece had a very romantic tune to it. 
The programme ended with a dhun, which was sprightly and cheerful and had a lilting rhythm.

The artistes expressed their joy over the performance and said that they were excited that the audience was receptive to their music. 

Arvind said, “The interest with which the audience was listening to the concert showed their understanding of the style of music. The feedback and response was very encouraging and the event was well organise
Purvi agreed and said that most South Indians can connect to music or dance. 

“Their knowledge and passion for the arts can be easily seen. 

The rapport with the audience was really appreciable,” said the artiste.

The audience was mesmerised by the performance and was full of praises for the two artistes. 

“To witness an evening with two recitals, one vocal and the other instrumental, was a blessing,” said Rajeev Jhulka, an audience member.

Jain a music enthusiastic added that though she had more knowledge about Carnatic music than Hindustani classical, she could sense the similarities between the two and highly appreciated the different notes and musical variety at the event.

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