29 October 2017


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Sector 27 came alive with soulful music as performances by the artistes at three-day 40th Annual Chandigarh Sangeet Sammelan reverberated the auditorium here today. The artistes of the day were Saylee Talwarkar, Dr.Alankar Singh and Sanhita Nandi

Saylee Talwarkar was trained under her mother Neelima Shaintri and Usha Deshpandey of Kirana Gharana. She further took advanced training from AartiAnkalikar of Jaipur and Agra Gharana and her mother in law Pandita Padma Talwalkar of Jaipur Atrauli Gharana. She has a keen interest in semi classical style such as Thumri, Dadra, Bhajan etc. and has performed for various music forms in India and aboard.

Saylee Talwarkar in her performance started with raag bhimplassi, ektaal vilambit bandish ‘ab to badi der bhayi’ and in drut teen taal bandish ‘brij mein dhoom machayo shyam’ followed by a soulful tarana. She concluded her performance with a beautiful Meera bhajan  ‘baje re muraliya baje’

While Dr.Alankar Singh in his performance commenced with a beautiful composition set in raag Bhoop, vilambit ek taal, ‘jakey sir gang’ and in drut bandish in teen taal ‘phoolawa sej sajao ri’. He later sang raag maru bihag composition, in jhap taal madhaya laya, ‘kaise dharoon dheer’, and drut teen taal bandish ‘jiya lage na unke bin’.

Dr. Alankar Singh is an Assistant Professor of Vocal Music at the Music Department in Punjabi University, Patiala. He received music education under the famous musician Professor Tara Singh, belonging to Gwalior Gharana and has been receiving training from Pandit Ganesh Prasad Sharma of Ambala for the last 23 years. Dr.Alankar Singh has got the privilege of performing on five takhats of KhalsaPanth and has the distinction of receiving the UstadBismillah Khan Award of SangeetNatak Academy for Gurbani Kirtan.

Sanhita Nandi in her performance started with raag megh vilambit ektaal traditional bandish ‘barkha ritu aayi’ and drut composition in teen taal ‘badariya barsan ko aaye’. Later, She sang raag hansdhawani, madhya and drut laya compositions.

Sanhita Nandy is a prominent Hindustani classical singer of the Kirana Gharana. The central motive of her style is slow progression of Raag and ornate Sargams. She got her music education from Pt. A.Kanan of Kirana Gharana. She has performed for Major music forums in India and aboard.


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