20 March 2017
VSK Baithak’s Purab Ang Gayaki Utsav 2016-17 enthralled the audience here on Saturday. The event was held at ‘Shringaar’, Triveni Sangeet Sabha, 242, Opp. Rose Garden, Sector 16-A.
While on one hand Hindustani Classical Music singer Anjana Nath enthralled the audience with her melodious voice, on the other hand performances by classical singers Swaran Vijh, Shivani Kaliyanpur, and Sohini Rai Chowdhary were a treat for music lovers.
The programme started with lamp lighting by Vinod S Kapoor, Founder, VSK Baithak along with N. Khosla, President, Indian National Theatre and Primila Puri, Secretary of Triveni Sangeet Sabha among others. Several prominent personalities in the field of music also attended the programme.
Among renowned personalities included Prof Rita Ganguly, Meena Bannerjee, Chhaya Ganguly and Manjari Sinha who judged the new comers and lauded their efforts in the music industry.
Swaran Vijh from Delhi started her performance with Mishra Khamaj composed thumri ‘Chhavi Dikhla Banke Sawaraiya’ raga of taal deepchandi. She also sang in raga Mishra Pilu ‘Jara dheere se bolo koi sun laiga’.
Vishakhapatnam based singer Shivani Kallianpur started her performance with raga Desh Nibadh Thumri ‘Sawan Ayo Maas’ which is a part of Deepchandi Taal. This was followed by a pahari Hori ‘Kesariya Angiya rang daro’.
Kolkata based classical singer Sohini Rai Chowdhury started with Raga Mishra Kafi ‘tum toh karat barajori, tum se khelay holi presented the enthralling Jhoola ‘Jhoola Dheere se Jhulao Baanwari’
Anjana Nath from Kolkata who has been awarded with Girija Devi Viksit Kalakar 2011 started her performance raag Mishra piloo Kafi Nibanh Thumri – ‘katay na birha ki raat’ which was in jat taal. This was followed by raag Mishra mand dadra and last Mishra Kirwani set adhha taal.
VaSK Baithak is a Delhi based organisation which has been organising music recitals in the traditional ‘Baithak’ format for the past two decades. So far, it has hosted more than 250 leading artistes as well as upcoming talents of the country. VSK Baithaks are more than about experiencing the joy of Indian Classical Music. It is a celebration of the invaluable heritage of our country.