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Small talk

Rubbishing the recession fever that has left the world pale,residents of Amanora Park were treated to a musical evening while the Amphi theatre was inaugurated at Amanora Park Town on January 3.

Melodious evening
Rubbishing the recession fever that has left the world pale,residents of Amanora Park were treated to a musical evening while the Amphi theatre was inaugurated at Amanora Park Town on January 3. The function included melodious singing of Bela Shende,well known playback singer followed by a small presentation by Anirudhha Deshpande about this first privately managed under construction township and all the amenities provided. All the Amanora Park flat holders called as Amanora citizen were invited for this melodious evening that was followed by the dinner. The management said that the recession has no ill effect on the Amanora Park town’s project and they want to convey this message to their citizen to boost their confidence. The Amanora will be the first township having “Environment Temple ” to emphasis the importance of environment.

Of ragas and taals
Music can compel one to forget everything including the dipping temperature,and this proved right at a sitar recital by Shakir Khan,disciple and eldest son of music legend Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan was organised by Poona Music Sosiety at Mazda hall.

Shakir belongs to the eighth generation of the famous Etawah Gharana. He started with Raag yaman in taal rupak (seven beats),which was followed by a gat in teental (16 beats). After that,he played a thumari in raag piloo in taal deepchandi and teentaal. 

“It is my honour to do anything for Indian classical music and when it comes to sitar,it’s always a delight. A hall full of music lovers makes a huge difference for performers like us,” says Shakir Khan. Poona Music Society’s programme– Concert for Harmony—proved a treat to Hindustani classical music lovers. Khan has not only lived up to the expectations of his father,but has also received appreciation as a prodigious talent by great masters such as Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia,Pandit Jasraj,Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma,and Ustad Zakir Hussain. The ghazal maestro,Ghulam Ali,was so impressed by his playing,that he insisted on taking him into the recording studio.

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