Two-day virtual Varsha Ritu Sangeet Sandhya

Sawani Shende enthrals audience on the first day

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Two-day virtual Varsha Ritu Sangeet Sandhya

Two-day virtual Varsha Ritu Sangeet Sandhya

Sawani Shende enthrals audience on the first day , Renowned flutist Ravinder Singh to perform tomorrow

The Indian National Theatre organized a two-day classical music program called ‘Varsha Ru Tu Sangeet Sandhya-2020′. The purpose of the program is to celebrate the arrival of monsoon with great enthusiasm. In this virtual evening of classical music, on the first day, famous singer of classical music Sawani Shende gave a virtual presentation in front of the audience.

Two-day virtual Varsha Ritu Sangeet Sandhya

Prior to the program, N Khosla, President of the Indian National Theatre and Secretary Vinita Gupta welcomed her and praised her work in various music circles.

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Sawani was born in a musically rich family. She was introduced to Indian Classical Music at a tender age of only six by her grandmother, Kusum Shende , herself a noted singer of the Kirana Gharana and an honoured artist of the Sangeet Natak Era. Sawani’s father, Dr. Sanjeev Shende, a disciple of Shobha Gurtu, has groomed her in semi classical genres like Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, etc.

Quest for more and more knowledge in music brought Sawani to learn more music under the expert guidance of Dr. Veena Sahasrabuddhe, a noted classical vocalist from Gwalior Gharana. She has been felicitated on several important occasions and has performed at national and international programmes.

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Two-day virtual Varsha Ritu Sangeet Sandhya

Sawani Shende started her recital with raag Amrit Varshani. She gave a beautiful slow tempo rendition in Vilambit Ektaal ‘Nirmohi Piya’ followed by a Drut Ektaal composition ‘ka sung keenhee preet’.

She continued with a madhyalaya composition in Raag Jayant Malhar ‘tore badan par chandrakishori’ and a fascinating composition in drut ektaal ‘aiyi re barkha ritu’. After this she sang a kajri and concluded with a dadra in Raag Bhairavi.

Her soulful recital certainly created an ambience conducive to the rainy season and enthralled the listeners!

During the programme she was accompanied by Rahul Gole on harmonium and Arun Gawai on tabla.

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