A Lecture-Demonstration by Debapriya Adhikary (vocal) and Samanwaya Sarkar (sitar)
An NCPA Presentation
Thumri is one of the highly expressive and ornamented semi-classical genres. Varied emotions ranging from devotion, love and longing to pathos, jealousy and erotic mood can be expressed through the medium of thumri. As senior disciples of Girija Devi, the inimitable diva of Benaras gharana, Debapriya Adhikary (vocal) and Samanwaya Sarkar (sitar) had the privilege to train in the intricacies of khayal as well as thumri and its allied forms. They have also individually trained with other reputed masters, and have given concerts world over as a rare duo, combining vocal music with sitar. With a focus on thumri, this lecture-demonstration will attempt to unravel its aesthetics and outline the distinctive features of allied semi-classical forms like dadra, tappa, tap-khayal, etc. The lecture will be supported by live demonstrations by the duo.
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