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The treasure unveiled

The treasure unveiled
The event will further feature a performance by Pt Laxman Krishnarao Pandit accompanied by Ustad Faiyaz Khan (Tabla) and Pt. Bharat Bhushan Goswami (Sarangi).  Pandit Laxman Krishnarao Pandit is counted as one amongst the rare musicians who can exhibit the tappa.

He is one of the few musicians today who can render the difficult genre of tappa. Tappa is the most taxing form of singing and demands instant, protracted moves up and down the saptak (octave), which calls for constant innovation, apart from superb breath-holding holding capacity.

The musician represents the Gwalior gharana (school) of Hindustan classical music - the oldest tradition and the fountain head of all subsequent gharanas. His grandfather, Pt. Shankarrao Pandit, was a direct disciple of  the founder of the Gwalior gharana - Ustad Haddu, Nathu and Nissar Hussain Khan. His father Padma Bhushan Pt. Krishnarao Shankar Pandit trained Panditji since early childhood in khayal, tappa, tarana, ashtapadi and thumri.

For him music is life tradition, the soul. He develops ragas in Ashtaang gayaki, (a systematic eight-fold elaboration of the raga) which are alap-behlawa, bol-alap, taan, bol-taans, layakari, gamak, meend-soot, murki-khatka-jamjama, with its varieties. He combines sound knowledge of ragas with masterly handling of rhythm.

When: 24 July, 2014 Where: Indira Gandhi National Centre For The Arts, Janpath,
Connaught Place Time: 6 pm onwards
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