By Varsha Bhave & Group
(approx. 120 mins)
An NCPA Presentation
During the late 19th century, a new music tradition took its roots in Maharashtra. With Hindustani music at its base, this form, essentially ensconced in Marathi drama, went on to remain popular even after the original context of theatrical tradition faded away. The “songs” (natyapad) used a wide variety of genres depending upon the dramatic context: from classical and semi-classical to light music. Conceptualised and presented by Varsha Bhave, a well-known singer, actor, composer and trainer, this concert offers a glimpse of forms that have been used in Marathi dramas: from classical bandish and thumri to bhavgeet, bhaktigeet, lavani, ghazal, qawwali and more.
Singers: Avanti Patel, Ketaki Bhave-Joshi, Shrirang Bhave, Dhananjay Mhaskar & Varsha Bhave
Compere: Poorvi Bhave
Box Office: 9th July for Members & 12th July for Public