Four-month-long SaMaPa Digital Baithak Series concludes

Pt Bhajan Sopori, Sachin Sharma and Gulzar Ganaie at SaMaPa Digital Baithak.
Pt Bhajan Sopori, Sachin Sharma and Gulzar Ganaie at SaMaPa Digital Baithak.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 28: The season one of SaMaPa Digital Baithak Series concluded with a mix of Indian Classical and Kashmiri folk music.
SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts), the acclaimed cultural and educational organization of India led by music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori, started its first online series in July earlier this year and went on successfully for four months presenting musicians from all over the country.
The 33rd session featured Tabla solo recital by Sachin Sharma, a brilliant young Tabla player of the country from Jhansi presented Teentaal displaying excellent control over rhythm. The other concert and 34th session featured Kashmiri folk music by the famous Kashmiri musician Gulzar Ahmed Ganaie. He presented two Chakri and two Rouf songs enthralling the listeners with his outstanding renditions and melodious voice.
He was accompanied by Nazir Ahmad Lone on Rabab, Shabir Ahmad Ahanger and Bilal Ahmad Najar on Sarangi and Waseem Akram Shah on Matka. The introduction to Tabla recital was presented by well known musicologist and writer Pt Vijay Shanker Mishra while Pt Bhajan Sopori presented a detailed insight to folk music of Kashmir during the concluding recital of the series.
The Baithaks were compeered by the renowned broadcaster and anchor Sadhna Shrivastav. Maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori, while presenting vole of thanks announced that SaMaPa shall soon be presenting another digital series featuring upcoming and established musicians of the country.