Classical music fest continues at BSSKCultural Correspondent
Forty fourth edition of winter classical music festival, organised by Suddha Sangeet Prasar Goshthi began at the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro on Wednesday.
Classical musicians from different corners of the country played vocal and sitar recitals at the opening day programme of the three-day festival titled Sitkalin Ucchanga Sangeet Sammilan.
Classical artiste from Narail Badal Pramanik presented raga shyam kalyan. Audience enjoyed his voice modulation while starting with slow tempo gradually moving towards fast tempo in three talas. He was accompanied by tabla and sarengi.
Bijan Chandra presented another vocal recital on raga behag. His soulful vocal recital entertained the audiences on the winter evening.
Only instrumental presented in the evening was a sitar performance by Satyajit Charkraborty. He created a melodious sound while improvising on the string instrument.
The evening’s greatest attraction, however, was a duet vocal recital performed by Yakub Al Khan and Yusuf Ali Khan based on raga madhubati.
About the festival, Usha Rahman, festival coordinator, told New Age that the organisation has been organising the festival for the past 44 years with the aim to promote classical musicians from across the country.
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