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  • Venue
    Experimental Theatre
  • Date Time
    23 August 2024 | 6:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.360 & 270/-
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.400 & 300/-

Event Details

by Sawani Shende & group

An NCPA Presentation
Supported by Rukmani & Kishan Daiya Foundation

With Janmashtami just a few days away, we present Shyam Rang to celebrate the legend of Krishna, “the dark one”, through music. Indian vocal music has a substantial repertoire that has poetic content based on the amorous exploits of Krishna, the cowherd of Brindavan. Several compositions are also dedicated to devotional and philosophical thoughts associated with his divine love.

Sawani Shende hails from a musically trained family. She was mentored by her grandmother Kusum Shende, her father Dr. Sanjeev Shende and the well-known exponent of the Gwalior gharana, Dr. Veena Sahasrabuddhe. Besides being recognised for her aesthetic portrayal of raga in the pure classical tradition, she also displays equal skill in presenting semi-classical and light music genres including some devotional forms. The clarity of diction and overall sensitivity reflected in her presentation lend high aesthetic quality to her performance.

This presentation will feature various musical forms from khayal to thumri and bhajan, exploring some common threads as well as distinguishing traits in the artistic/poetic creations that voice the outpourings of Krishna’s ardent devotees like Radha, Meera and others.


Box Office: 26th July for Members & 29th July for Public.

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