SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter once again enchanted the audience with a melodic Artist Evening organized on November 29th, 2016. The evening witnessed a captivating classical vocal performance by Smt. Rupan Sarkar accompanied by Shri Abhishek Mishra on tabla and Shri Sumit Mishra on harmonium. Highly appreciated by her audience and critics, she regaled the audience with the whole range of musical forms from khayal to tapppa, thumri, chaiti, kaijri, jhula, dadra, hari, bhajan and other wings of Banaras Gharana.
Disciple of Padma Bhushan Smt. Girja Devi, Smt. Rupan Sarkar carries the age old tradition of renowned Banaras Gharana. Her remarkable and finer features and flavors of this gharana are markedly felt in her presentation. Appreciation and accolades have come her way from distinguished artists like Pt.Ravi Shankar, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Birju Maharaj, et al. Having performed at the Royal festival (London), Paris, Switzerland, etc she has made her mark on the international platform too. The evening, filled with her melodious voice, transported the listeners to a hypnotic world of musical rhapsody.
The program was graced by the benign presence of Dr. R.C.Gupta, Circuit Coordinator, SPIC MACAY, Kumaon Region, Dr. A.K.Upadhyay, Staff Counsellor, SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter and many other dignitaries. The audience enjoyed the resplendent evening to the fullest. The evening was concluded by felicitation of the astounding artists and some kind words by Dr. R.C.Gupta and Dr. A.K.Upadhyay. It will always be SPIC MACAY, Pantnagar Chapter efforts to organize programs that help connect the youth to the roots of our rich culture and promote our classical heritage.
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