An expected melodious beginning to the Golden Jubilee Maharana Kumbha Sangeet Samaroh. The audience were completely absorbed in the magic woven by the Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan. What was more engrossing was the great performance by the two star progenies – Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, the sons of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Sarod maestro and Shubhalaxmi Khan, the well-known Bharatnatyam dancer; stars in their own right.
The evenings proceedings started with the traditional Saraswati Vandana. The star progenies, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan presented the first melodious and captivating sequence on the Sarod,
for the evening. Accompanied by Tabla
players, Anuvrat Chatterjee and Sateesh Talwalkar, they gave life to Raag Jhinjhoti
This was followed by the much awaited event, a performance by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. As usual, the performance by the maestro wowed and captivated the audience. Accompanied by Anuvrat Chatterjee and Sateesh Talwalkar on the Tabla
, the maestro presented the Raag Zila Kafi
and the Rajasthani Raag Maand
. Subsequently, he guided his Sarod
to the tune of the Rabindranath Tagores Ekla Chalo Re
, with a flavor being added through the mix of Bihoo,
an Assamese folk tune.
Finally, at the culmination of the program, the maestro, Amjad Ali performed the Raag Kirwani
with his two sons, Amaan and Ayaan, accompanied by Anuvrat and Sateesh on the Tabla
The last part of the event was a felicitation of Subhalaxmi Khan, the maestro himself, their two sons, Amaan and Ayaan; Anuvrat and Sateesh. News Coverage by: Mansoor Ali Photos by: Sayeed Ahmed