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Insight into the beautiful but difficult art of Ghazal

Insight into the beautiful but difficult art of Ghazal

Get ready to witness an evening of melodious enchantment with the Maestro of Ghazals Shakeel Ahmed at India International Centre, on August 31. Titled Husn-e-Ghazal, the event promises to enthrall and leave the listener with a greater appreciation and insight into the beautiful but difficult art of the Ghazal, thus enabling the listener to derive greater enjoyment and appreciation of the ghazal's form and its composition

Celebrated Ghazal artiste Shakeel Ahmed, combines a deep knowledge of Music with a passion and feel for the subject which imbues his rendering of ghazals with an intense but easy understanding of the emotions conveyed by the lyrics.

Ahmed will demonstrate the elements needed for a successful ghazal gaayaki as he weaves his vocal skills and artistry with great poetry to unfold musical enchantment through the evening, with his impeccably rendered raag based gayaki and ability to deliver emotion convincingly, projecting the sentiment expressed by the poet

Shakeel Ahmed will talk of the importance of matching a poem with a mood appropriate raag without losing the essence of the literary quotient. He will touch upon the intricacies of how a poem is blended into a raga's structure, to bring out its best, merging effortlessly yet retaining meaning, creating a mesmerising effect.

The preceding narrative will be by world famous Hindi Poet Lakshmi Shankar Bajpai (former DDG All India Radio), Dr Khalid Alvi (eminent Urdu Scholar) and Dr Mridula Tandon

The narrative will provide deep and knowledgeable insights on the rules and necessary framework within which a poet must cast his words to qualify his poetic expression as a Ghazal. The conversation will further shed light on the poet's art – the depth of thought and the intricacies of wordplay.

The event is being organised by Dr Mridula Satish Tandon, President - Ngo Sakshi-SIET.

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