CITI-NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity
Festival of Indian Music 2017-18
The seventh edition of CITI-NCPA Aadi Anant festival seeks to celebrate the vitality of the guru-shishya tradition.
Madras Music Academy Auditorium, Chennai
Ulhas Kashalkar (vocal) with Sameehan Kashalkar (vocal)
Suresh Talwalkar (tabla)
Milind Kulkarni (harmonium)
Khayal is one of the widely practiced genres of Hindustani (North Indian) music. The gharana-s (schools) of khayal are distinguished on account of aspects such as voice production, repertoire and specific techniques used for the unfolding of raga.
Ulhas Kashalkar is a top-ranking vocalist who has had the privilege to train with stalwarts of three gharana-s: Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur. Endowed with a mellifluous voice and command over a wide repertoire of popular raga-s and compound (jod) raga-s, his syncretic style reflects a harmonious blend of aesthetics of the styles that he has trained in. As a senior Guru, he has mentored several students, some of whom are well established artistes today.
In this recital, Ulhas Kashalkar and his talented son and disciple, Sameehan Kashalkar, will present, individually and together, traditional compositions of bada khayal, chhota khayal and tarana in common and rare (anvat) raga-s; concluding with a semi-classical composition.
Box Office Opens: 10th Jan 2018