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Pandit Rajeev Taranath – A Life in Music
Screening followed by Q&A with the director, Amshan Kumar
(English – 40 mins)

An NCPA Presentation

The documentary, Pandit Rajeev Taranath – A Life in Music, is a tribute to the musical genius of Rajeev Taranath, an illustrious disciple of the sarod maestro, Ali Akbar Khan of Maihar Senia Allauddin gharana. It depicts the musical journey of Taranath as narrated by himself. Recounting his life, first as a child prodigy in vocal music and then as an instrumentalist, he reveals the path he undertook as a sarod player and his teaching of the art. He also shares his views on the originality of musical expression, the guru-shishya parampara and approach to understanding classical Hindustani music.

Some of the highlights of the film are interviews with eminent musicians and people closely associated with him, rare documents and clippings of Taranath’s concerts over the years and his most recent public performance captured live.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with the writer and director of this documentary, Amshan Kumar.


Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.

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