Sitar recital at Strawberry Fields

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Wednesday October 10, 2018

From The Tribune India

Sitar recital at Strawberry Fields

The Chandigarh chapter of The Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY) organised an educative, edifying and enthralling sitar recital and interaction by world renowned sitar wizard Ustad Nishat Khan at the Newton auditorium of Strawberry Fields High School here on Tuesday.

Impressed with the music-friendly school environment and inquisitive tendency of prodigious students, the Ustad shared that in modern India, music remained a progressive and dynamic art and its aesthetic appeal and beauty attracted everyone.

He explained the swaras, sargam, bol, aakar tans and formation of ragas, concept of melody, significance of rhythm in sculpting a composition or a song in a particular raga with an example of raga ‘khamaj’ and later raga ‘bilwal’.

Supported by Ustad Rashid Mustafa on the tabla, he bared the melody of morning raga ‘shudh aarang’ displaying its components like the alaap, vilambat and drut gats and also the ‘tal’ which gives a regular, ordered feeling to music, he added.

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