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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    22 March 2024 | 6:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.270 & 180/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.300 & 200/-

Event Details

with Dhananjay Hegde & Ruchira Kedar
Supported by Yashwant Vaishnav (Tabla), Rakshanand Panchal (Percussions), Dnyaneshwar Sonawane (Harmonium), Vanraj Shastri (Sarangi) & Varada Risbud (Compere)

An NCPA Presentation

Holi, a traditional festival that celebrates the advent of spring, captures the spirit of exhilaration in one’s heart, whether it is the song of a young couple in love, a bride or the eternal epic love of Radha and Krishna. Above all, Holi signifies the triumph of good over evil, and therefore it is the time to celebrate with colour, music, dance and gaiety unleashed.

This recital seeks to recreate the unbounded spirit of Holi that is intrinsic to the melody, rhythms and literature of myriad genres prevalent in north India. The range of genres from classical, semi-classical to light music will depict the vibrant tones of Holi.

Initiated into music by his parents, Dhananjay Hegde has trained with Venkatesh Kumar and Vinayak Torvi. Ruchira Kedar has had the privilege of training with Dr. Alka Deo Marulkar and Ulhas Kashalkar. Additionally, she has also studied semi-classical music with Girija Devi. Representing the younger generation, both have participated in several prestigious festivals across India and overseas and are recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar award.

Imbued with imagination, creativity and emotive expressions, this thematic presentation will include myriad compositions across genres: khayal, dhamar, chaturang, thumri, bandish ki thumri, bhajan, abhang, hori, Awadh ki hori, Shivji ki hori, Rasiya and more, all portraying the fun and frolic of the festival of colours.


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