Three day long SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan concludes

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 27: The three day long SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan organized by Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts (SaMaPa) concluded with a mesmerizing and unforgettable Santoor recital by the living legend, the Saint of the Santoor and the King of Strings Pt Bhajan Sopori.
The festival had enthralling performances by Music legend Pt Bhajan Sopori (Santoor), Music Maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori (Santoor), Pt Debu Chaudhuri and Prateek Chaudhuri (Sitar), Ajay Prasanna (Flute), Shubhendra Rao (Sitar), Saskia Rao De Haas (Cello) and Kaivalya Kumar (Vocal).
The festival was organized in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Sahitya Kala Parishad and IFFCO.
The festival also featured a Painting Exhibition organized in collaboration with the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages featuring works of the artist of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, the musical saga commenced with presentation of Swar-Laya-Samwad (Panch Tatva) coordinated by Pt Vijay Shanker Mishra with young generation musicians like Sameer Bhalerao, Anjani Mishra and Nitin Sharma (Vocal) and Bharat Mishra, Deepak Sahai and Sachin Sharma (Tabla). It was followed by a musical extravaganza with Santoor Maestro and Music Composer Abhay Rustum Sopori. First day of the festival concluded with presentation of Kathak Dance by Rekha Nadgauda, Aditi Nadgauda Panse with Kirti Kala Mandir dance troupe. The second day saw the performances by Ajay Prasanna and Sugato Bhaduri (Flute and Mandolin) followed by Vocal recital by Dhananjay Hegde. The second day concluded on a high with scintillating performance by Father-Son duo Pt Debu Chaudhuri and Prateek Chaudhuri on Sitar. The third and final day commenced with jugalbandi of Sitar & Cello by Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao De Haas followed by a Vocal recital by Kaivalya Kumar.
Many distinguished guests like John Samuel, Member Postal Board, Arun Kumar, ACP Delhi, Suresh Goel, former DG ICCR, Dr Rafeeq Masoodi, DDG Doordarshan, V Ponnuraj, Private Secretary, Ministry of Law, Government of India, Sheo Narayan Singh Anived, Commissioner Customs, Pt Vijay Shankar Mishra and Pt Ravindra Misra, eminent musicologists attended the programme.

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