Classical is the way to go in the Capital this week, or so it seems. And it’s raining tributes, almost a week after Teacher’s Day on 5 September.
So yet another concert, Dhoon Suni Bhayee Bawariya, is aimed at paying a tribute to musicians. This one is meant to relive the renditions of artiste Bai Sundarbai Jadhav by her disciple Pandita Sushila Rani Patel supported by her disciples Radhika Sood Nayak and Ranjana Ramji.
Bai Sundrabai Jadhav was a classical singer. ‘I was her only disciple and she taught me how to sing with emotion, passion and devotion,’ says Sushila Rani Patel.
The programme comprises musical renditions like Gokul na sahi [Bhajan], Bhola disla [Lavni], Katla mughr kar dala rama [Dadra], Ja mein tope vari [Thumri], Nanhi nahi bundiya [Jhoola], Peepli pad gayi [Rasiya], Mharo Joban beeto jaye [folk song] and Sundar sari mori [Sufi song by Amir Khusro].
‘It’s my turn to do justice to her teachings by giving honour to my guru,’ said Radhika Sood, an artist and disciple of Sushila Rani Patel.
The phrase Dhoon Suni Bhayee Bawariya is taken from the composition Tan man ki sudh bisrayi that will be performed at the concert.
‘Jadhav was extremely versatile and was trained to sing almost all popular and traditional forms of singing such as Jhoomri, Dadra and Lavni,’ said Patel.
The programme is an attempt to present India’s rich heritage to the audience in the form of music.
‘Even at the age of 93 years, Patel has decided to showcase her motivation and dedication to her guru Jadhav,’ said Sood.
If you are in for some music, take a call.
At: Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre, 40 Max Muller Marg, Lodhi Estate
On till : 14 September
Timings : 6.30 pm onwards