The 8th edition of 'Thumri Festival' of Sahitya Kala Parishad




New Delhi, 14th September 2018: Delhi government’s Sahitya Kala Parishad kick started their eighth edition of Thumri Festival — a celebration of light classical music, on 14th September 2018 (Friday) at Kamani Auditorium.

Shubha Mudgal
Enter...Shubha Mudgal  | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari

The three-day musical event was inaugurated by Rajendra Pal Gautam, Minister for Social Welfare, Govt. Of NCT of Delhi, Deputy-CM Manish Sisodia praised the hard-work of Parishad's Deputy-Secretary Ms Sindhu Mishra, who has been tirelessly organizing the festival since it's beginning.
Deputy-CM Manish Sisodia
Deputy-CM Manish Sisodia | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari


Manish Sisodia welcoming Shubha Mudgal
Manish Sisodia welcoming Shubha Mudgal | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari

Deputy-Secretary Sindhu Mishra
Deputy-Secretary Sindhu Mishra | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari
The evening began with the performance of critically acclaimed Indian classical singer Padmaja Chakraborty, who sang Khamaj Thumri in Jat taal, Tappa in Raga Kafi and Kajri in Raag Mishra Pilu in Keherwa taal.

Jayteerth Mevundi
Jayteerth Mevundi  | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari

The second performance was by the renowned vocalist and doyen of Kirana Gharana - Jayteerth Mevundi. The classical singer, known for the ease and felicity of his singing style, mesmerized the audience with Raag Tilang Thumri, kafi Thumri, Jogiya Thumri, and Raag Pahadi in different raag and tal.

Pooja Vazirani
Pooja Vazirani | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari


Murad Ali Khan
Murad Ali Khan  | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari
And to culminate the evening nothing could've been better than thumris by Shubha Mudgal. Her entry to the stage gave the full-house auditorium a gamak, roars of clapping. She would sing four numbers: starting with 'Nirmohi kaisa jaadu daara' a bol banav thumri, follwed by dadra in pilu 'Houle lachak jal bhariye panihaar'. Her third performance gave the audience a glimpse of the variety that the thumri literature possesses, the thumri in tilang had words from language Braj to Urdu. Her last performance was the very first bandish that her guru Smt Naina Devi ji taught her: a dadra in bhairvi. Accompanying Shubha Mudgal on the stage were Dr. Anish Pradhan on tabla,  Sudhir Naik on Harmonium, Pooja Vazirani on Tanapura, and Delhi's very own mestro Murad Ali Khan on Sarangi.
(with inputs from Bharat S Tiwari)

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Anurag Dahia with Sindhu Mishra | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari



Thumri Festival 2018 Details:

Performing Artists:

14th September:
Performance 1: Padmaja Chakraborty(Vocal) with Ramkumar Mishra (Tabla), Murad Ali Khan (Sarangi), Paromita Mukherjee (Harmonium)

Performance 2: Jayteerth Mevundi (Vocal) with Gururaj Hegde (Tabla) and Narendra Nayak (Harmonium)

Performance 3: Shubha Mudgal (Vocal) with Aneesh Pradhan (Tabla) and Sudhir Nayak (Harmonium)

15th September:
Performance 1: Nila Sinha Roy (Vocal) with Akhtar Hasan (Tabla), Kamaal Ahmed (Sarangi), Paromita Mukherjee (Harmonium)

Performance 2: Kumud Diwan (Vocal) with Shubh Maharaj (Tabla), Kamaal Ahmed (Sarangi), Paromita Mukherekee (Harmonium)

Performance 3: Rajan Sajan Mishra (Vocal) with Dharm Nath Mishra (Harmonium), Kumar Bose (Tabla)

16th September:
Performance 1: Rahul/Rohit Mishra (Vocal) with Shubh Maharaj (Tabla), Sumit Mishra (Harmonium)

Performance 2: Indira Naik (Vocal) with Karim Niazi (Harmonium), Kamaal Ahmed (Sarangi), Ratan Prasanna (Guitar), Bivaker Chaudhry (Tabla)

Performance 3: Savita Devi (Vocal) with Akhtar Hasan (Tabla), Morad Ali (Sarangi), Badlu Khan (Harmonium)



Shubha Mudgal on the stage were Dr. Anish Pradhan on tabla,  Sudhir Naik on Harmonium, Pooja Vazirani on Tanapura, and Delhi's very own mestro Murad Ali Khan on Sarangi
Shubha Mudgal on the stage were Dr. Anish Pradhan on tabla,  Sudhir Naik on Harmonium, Pooja Vazirani on Tanapura, and Delhi's very own mestro Murad Ali Khan on Sarangi. | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari
ABOUT THUMRI:

Thumri is a beautiful blend of Hindustani classical music with traits of folk literature.
Thumri holds a history of over 500 years in Hindustani Classical music. Thumri used to be sung in the royal kingdoms and palaces and its background originates from Varanasi, Gwalior and Awadh were they used to be Thumri vocalists in the royal courts. They also used to sing in Dadra and Chaiti, which were also popular during that period.

Ramkumar Mishra
Ramkumar Mishra  | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari


Shubha Mudgal
Shubha Mudgal  | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari




Shubha Mudgal
Shubha Mudgal  | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari


Shubha Mudgal
Shubha Mudgal  | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari


Shubha Mudgal on the stage were Dr. Anish Pradhan on tabla,  Sudhir Naik on Harmonium, Pooja Vazirani on Tanapura, and Delhi's very own mestro Murad Ali Khan on Sarangi



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Shubha Mudgal on the stage were Dr. Anish Pradhan on tabla,  Sudhir Naik on Harmonium, Pooja Vazirani on Tanapura, and Delhi's very own mestro Murad Ali Khan on Sarangi. | Photo (c) Bharat S Tiwari

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1 comment:

  1. The inaugural program of Padmaja Chakraborty, disciple of Thumri Queen Girija Devi was not only mesmerizing but also had the authenticate flavors which reminded us of the great legend. Mehvundiji was good bit his rendition had more pure classical flavor than of Thumri.

    It is so bad that your post do not even carry a SINGLE photograph of the wonderful artist. Her photograph was conveniently sidelined whereas her co-artists photos were published

    It shows the low level of understanding and ill intention of the writer. I hope someone will correct the error of showing dis-respect to an artist.

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