Sunday, January 25, 2009

Janfest 09 and Strand Book Exhibition

The Janfest 09 conducted by the Indian Music Group (IMG) at the St Xavier’s College is going on from January 24, 2009 to January 26 2009.

The IMG was set up to promote the rich Indian heritage of classical music and to encourage youngsters to carry forward this tradition.

Janfest has seen stalwarts from the classical music field like Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Zakir Husain, Shubha Mudgal, Parveen Sultana, Kishori Amonkar, Rajan and Sajan Mishra and many many more.

This year performances would seen the following musicians

24th January (Saturday) 7:00 pm

Taal Vaad Kacheri

Shri Vikku Vinayakam(Ghatam)
Shri V. Selvaganesh(Kanjira)
Shri Dilshad Khan(Sarangi)
Shri Fazal Querishi(Tabla)
Shri Sridhar Parthasartyh(Mridangan)
Shri Bhawani Shankar(Pakhawaj)

25th January (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Shri Rupak Kulkarni(Flute)
accompanied by

Shri Aditya Kalyanpur(Tabla)
Shri Kalinath Mishra(Pakhawaj)

Pt Channulal Mishra (Hindustani Vocals)
accompanied by

Shri Guruprasad Hegde(Harmonium)
Shri Lalit Kumar (Tabla)

Pt ShivKumar Sharma (Santoor)

accompanied by
Shri Yogesh Samsi (Tabla)
Shri Bhawani Shankar (Pakhawaj)

26th January (Monday) 6:00 p.m.

Ustad Nishat Khan(Sitar)
accompanied by

Shri Yogesh Samsi (Tabla)

Smt Kishori Amonkar (Hindustani Vocals)
accompanied by

Shri Vishwanath Shrodkar (Harmonium)
Shr Suyog Kundalkar (Harmonium)
Shri Milind Raikar (Violin)

The Tall Vaad Kacheri was a rendition of percussion instruments and was very beautiful with the first half having the Hindustani Music , then the Carnatic and then all of them together n a jugalbandi. The ambience of the St Xavier’s college stone building with a cathedral backdrop makes it more enthralling.

Tickets were still available, so do go if you like Indian Classical Music.

Don't miss the Strand Book Festival

The Strand Book Festival is currently going on and will end on January 28, 2008.(10.00 am to 8:00 p.m.) Like every year, the venue is Sunderbai Hall, near Churchgate Station. Don’t miss it.

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