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Engaged in the promotion of classical, folk music, dance and theatre traditions of the region, the Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi organised two classical music concerts at IMA auditorium on Sunday and Monday.
The second day of the concert commenced with a flute recital by Ravinder Singh, who opened with an alaap and jod alaap of raga Madhuwanti before presenting a Vilambat gat in Jhaptal. He presented a drut gat in teen tal and embellished the recital with melodic phrases.
Ravinder Singh presented two compositions in raga Des, including Madhya lya in Rupak tal and Drut gat set to teen tal. He concluded the recital with a Bhatiyali dhun.
Tabla exponent Mehmood Khan provided the required support to the flautist.
Academician and classical vocalist Nivedita Singh took the centrestage to regale the audience with the recital of raga Rageshwari.
After a short alaap, she presented a Vilambat bandish ‘Sur ki gati jaane soi’ before captivating the audience with a drut bandish ‘Aaj shyam roko nahin’ and an impressive ‘Aayo matware saanvrey’.
Next, she presented a Punjabi khyal ‘Tun tan saadi peed na jaani’ before concluding with a semi-classical composition ‘Banavo batiyaan chalo’ in raga Bhairavi.
Nivedita was accompanied by Jaidev on tabla, Ali Akbar Khan on harmonium, while qawwali singer Aman Lata provided the vocal support.