Morning ragas that awaken the senses
As the weather of the Capital warms up the soulful musical and melodies of the Morning Raga came to an end at India Habitat Centre. Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty concluded the season with his melodious renditions.
The last concert of the morning Ragas was in collaboration with ITC Sangeet Research Academy.
The show opened with an original composition of Raag Bharavi by Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty. Starting a concert with raag Bharavi is quite unusual but, marking the end of Morning Raga series,the performance and the rendition left its audience mesmerised and wanting for more.
As the performance progressed Pt Ajoy Chakrabarty presented one of his self composed Vilambit Khayal followed by Madhyalay composition and three traditional rut compositions of Agra Gharana and Patiala Gharana. He further enthralled the audience with another rarely heard raga Lalit Pancham in which he presented two compositions of Pt. Gyan Prakash Ghosh in Vilambit and Dhrut.
As the spirits of the music enthusiasts soared with back to back soulful musical performances he next chose Raag Kalingada in which he presented a Thumri. The concert finally had to come to a conclusion with Shayama Sangeet in Raag Shudh Kalyan and chanting in Sanskrit. The next season of Morning ragas with new artistes and various classical performances will be back again in the month of October.
Earlier maestros featured in Morning Ragas include names like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Vidhushi Girija Devi, Subha Mudgal, Ustad Wassifuddin Dagar to name a few. These maestros have mesmerised the audience with their music and attracted a crowd of over 300 keen music aficionados per show.