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Melodious tribute

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India Habitat Center as a part of their monthly program calendar has organised the first Dhrupad Sandhya, a musical evening, in collaboration with Pandit Siyaram Tiwari Memorial Sangeet Trust. A Dhrupad Sabha also commenced on August 23, 2014 to pay tribute to the legendary Dhrupad singer Padma Shree Late Pandit Siyaram Tiwari of Darbhanga Gharana.The event will stage three young Indian classical musicians committed to the ancient and pure Dhrupad style.

On this occasion, Sumeet Anand Pandey, disciple of Pt Abhay Narayan Mallick will present his first solo Dhrupad recital. Pandey belongs to the Darbhanga Gharana of Dhrupad music which owes its allegiance to the legendary Tansen. He will start the ocassion with a recital of traditional Mangalacharan followed by elaborate Dhrupad style alap sketching the entire structure of the raag appropriately, embellished with Gamak and Meend. Pandey will be accompanied by Kulbhushan Goswami on Sarangi and Kumar Shubhashish Pathak on Pakhawaj.

President of Pandit Siyaram Tiwari Memorial Sangeet Trust, Anand Mohan Pandey announced the date for the second Dhrupad Sabha in March 2015 in Patna.
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