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

Event Details

by Shivani Vaswani and Alap Desai

An NCPA Presentation

The ghazal is a special form of poetry that lends itself to be set in a musical frame; further enhancing its emotional appeal.

Shivani Vaswani is the daughter of the renowned musical duo, Ghansham and Minakshi Vaswani. Having trained in Hindustani as well as lighter forms of music for over two decades, presently she is under the tutelage of Ajoy Chakrabarty and Ghansham Vaswani. With a wide repertoire of genres like ghazal, sufi, devotional and folk fusion, Vaswani has participated in major festivals.

Alap Desai, the son of the illustrious musical couple Hema and Ashit Desai, was initially trained in tabla with Datta Yende and the legendary maestro, Allarakha. Later, he made a foray into singing and performed widely around the world. Furthermore, as a composer, he has collaborated with many reputed artistes arranging music for varied forms like semi-classical dance pieces, ballets, theatre, short films, television and films. He also has to his credit a few commercial albums across various genres.

In this recital, Vaswani and Desai will individually render ghazals immortalised by legendary singers like Mehdi Hasan, Ghulam Ali, Begum Akhtar and others.


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