'Legends of India' celebrates Musical Janmashtami

Depth, style and perfection of the ‘flute recital’ by Ronu Majumdar enthralls the audience thoroughly

Legends of India celebrated a musical Janmashtami in Gurugram and New Delhi through a 'Flute Recital' by Pt Ronu Majumdar. It was 'Morning Ragas' in Gurugram and a 'Baithak' in New Delhi.

The depth, style and perfection of the 'Soulful Flute Recital' by Ronu Majumdar enthralled the audience thoroughly.

"This is first in my lifetime that I performed the 'Krishna Puja' outside my home in the midst of a forest in Gurugram," said Pt Ronu Majumdar.

The 'Bansuri Pooja' commenced with Raag Mangal Bhairav (Mangalkaari Raga), followed by a 'Bhatiyali Folk Dhun'. The morning performance concluded with a tribute to Pancham da (R D Burman) with whom Ronu Majumdar played for 13 years.

The 'Baithak' on the same evening was an interactive session. The morning fervor culminated into yet another scintillating performance in New Delhi beginning with 'Raga Gorakh Kalyan' followed by 'Raga Ramdasi Malhar', which is very rarely played on the Flute. The touch of Banaras style, Jhoola and Kajri on the flute swayed the audience into a melodic trance.

Finally, the magic struck with the rendition of a very exciting rhythmic 'Jugalbandi' between Pt Ramdas Palsule, the Tabla legend and Omkar Dalvi, the Pakhawaj aaestro. Hard to miss was the extremely talented synthesiser exponent Rohit Kulkarni from Pune, who brought in a contemporary touch into the whole recital.

Finally, the day marked a journey into inward tranquility with the harmonious renditions of classical music by the renowned musicians.

'Morning Ragas' and 'Baithaks' are integral parts of LOI's initiatives, with the hope to encourage more engagement towards the sustenance of the traditional art forms. If these forgotten forms of traditional performance are not made a part of our everyday, beginning with its incorporation into the education syllabus, they will soon become mere showpieces" said Dipayan Mazumdar, Founder Chairman of Legends of India.

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