Pancham Nishad Creatives presents “Bhairav Se Bhairavi” featuring the young turks of Indian Classical Music. The concert will feature ten artistes namely Jayateerth Mevundi (Vocal), Niladri Kumar (Sitar), Shashwati Mandal (Vocal), Manjiri Asnare Kelkar (Vocal), Sabir Khan (Sarangi), Sanjeev Chimmalgi (Vocal), Savani Shende (Vocal), Milind Raikar (Violin), Bhuvanesh Komkali (Vocal) and Paras Nath (Flute).
The concert is scheduled on the 7th of October, 2012 at the Mini Theatre, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The day is divided into four sessions based on the time and ragas. Each session will feature two to three artistes performing ragas to the specific time. The concert will showcase the correlation of ragas with diverse time-cycles from sunrise to sunset.
Shashi Vyas, Director, Pancham Nishad Creatives quoted, “The relationship of ragas with various time-cycles is a unique feature, pertinent only to Indian Classical Music. It is believed a raga is most effective when performed by the artiste at a specific time zone during the day or night. For e.g. Raag Lalit in the early hours of dawn whereas Yaman is known to be apt for performing during the first hour of the night. Presented by two to three vocalists/instrumentalists over four sessions, from early morning to night this programme will showcase ragas suitable to time zones (prahars) from sunrise to sunset.
He further quoted, “There is an inevitable link between music and our moods. Spiritual and devotional songs invoke our spirituality, fast music puts us to dance, a romantic song provokes memories and a soothing soft song can tranquil the mind. In the past, our sages and musicologists studied this relationship between music and the human psyche and evolved raags that linked our changing moods to changes in nature. What emerged was what we refer to as the time cycle of raags. According to this theory there is a special raag for each period of the day, representing each mood. Such a finely tuned understanding of the mood created by different musical notes does not exist in any system of music, anywhere in the world.”
The first session, of this unique concert commences at 6:30 a.m. with a performance by renowned flautist Paras Nath, who will play Raag Bhairav and Ahir Bhairav. His performance will be followed by prominent vocalist Manjiri Asnare –Kelkar’s performance. Manjiri has inherited the rich tradition of Jaipur Atrauli gharana from Pt. Kanetkar, doyen of the gharana. Manjiri will perform Raag Bilawal. The first segment is of 2 ½ hours.
The second session, of three hours, will begin at 10 a.m. and will witness performances by celebrated artistes like vocalist Sanjeev Chimmalgi, violinist Milind Raikar and vocalist Savani Shende.
Vocalist Sanjeev Chimmalgi is the disciple of the revered guru, Pandit C. R. Vyas. His music reflects the voice culture of Kirana Gharana as well as the bandish oriented singing of the Gwalior Gharana/Agra Gharana. At the concert he will perform Raag Bilaskhani Todi.
Violinist Milind Raikar started performing at the tender age of five. Milind learnt advanced India
n Classical Music from Padmashree Pandit D. K. Datar, legendary maestro of violin. Milind achieved grade IV from Trinity College, London. In his younger years, he devised a “triple” instrument, incorporating mandolin, lead and bass guitar into one body. At the concert he will play Raag Jaunpuri.
Vocalist Savani Shende’s music is a beautiful soul searching journey where she mesmerizes audiences with pure yet aesthetical rendering of the Raga. Savani’s confidence and mastery in Khayals, her crystal clear diction and overall sensitivity in presentation takes every performance to a very high aesthetic level. At the concert Savani will perform Raag Sarang and its variants like Madmadh Sarang, Brindabani Sarang and Gaud Sarang.
The third session, of three hours, will begin at 5 p.m. and will witness performances by eminent artistes like vocalist Shashwati Mandal, Sarangi player Sabir Khan and vocalist Jayateerth Mevundi.
A fine exponent of the Gwalior style, Shashwati’s musical adeptness has lent her an individualistic style at a fairly young age. Shashwati seems all set to emerge as one of the future faces of Indian classical music for her complete command over her unique voice and a wide range of variations in her presentation. Some of her notable performances include those at the Sawai Gandharv festival Pune, Tansen Sangeet Samaroh Gwalior. At the concert Shashwati will perform Raag Dhaani and Raag Bhimpalasi.