The audience of Delhi were in awe of a mesmerizing amalgamation of Kathak and Sarangi in the event named Rangmanch. The event was held, at Triveni Kala Sangam, Mandi House and was organized by MsChhavi Bansal, under the mentorship of Dr Anuradha Mishra, Assistant Professor of VSJMC, Vivekananda Institute of professional studies, Pitampura. Renowned talented artists graced the stage with their performances at Rangmanch.

The evening was filled with a pure enchantment with an artistic performance by Nabeel Khan with his Sarangi. The performance was started with an Alap which was followed by vilambit in a composition in 9 beats time cycle which is composed by his uncle Ustad Kamal Sabri (Sarangi). He ended the performance by teen taal. Later, he played 16 beats composition which is composed by his grandfather the Legend Padma bhushan Ustad Sabri Khan Sahab. Coming from the family of musician, Nabeel is the son of the renowned Sarangi player Nasir Khan, the grandson of the legendary Padma bhushan Ustad Sabri Khan Sahab (of the Rampur Muradbad Sania Gharana) and the nephew of Ustad Kamal Sabri. The young Sarangi player started playing the Hindustani classical music instrument, at merely the age of 7 and has performed on stage under the guidance of his grandfather Ustad Sabri Khan Sahab. In Rangmanch, he was accompanied by Shariq Mustafa, a young talented Tabla player from the Farukabad Gharana (style of Tabla playing) and the fifth generation of great musicians and pioneers in Hindustani Classical Music.

This performance was followed by Yamika Mahesh’s Kathak production. The extremely talented and critically acclaimed Kathak performer of Lucknow Gharana was accompanied by Suraj Nirwan, an Indian classical tabla player of Delhi Gharana and Zohaib Hasan, an Indian classical vocalist.  Her performance began with Teental starting from Vilambitlaya and slowly moved to madhyalaya and showing parans in drutlaya along with the gatnikas. Later, the performance was started with the recital from Krishna Vandana Sunder Gopalam. 

The evening was culminated with never seen before fusion of Sarangi and Kathak. The audience was all praise for this jugalbandi that was sponsored by Prakash Industries Ltd. Sh. Ved Prakash Agarwal, Chairman, Prakash Industries Ltd. and Smt. Moumala Nayak, an accomplished artiste of the Lucknow Gharana of Kathak were the Guest of Honor. Sh. Kuljeet Chahal (Gen. Secy., BJP, Delhi Pradesh), Dr Anuradha Mishra, Professor of VSJMC, Vivekananda Institute of professional studies and Sh. Ankur Chawla (Advocate)were special guests at the event.


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