JAIPUR: On the occasion of 19th foundation day of Jawahar Kala Kendra (Jaipur), a three-day ceremonial fiesta began on Sunday, April 08, 2012 at the Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The fest's opening program "Sur-Bahar" (a musical program included classical music, folk music and sufi music) and Kathak dance of Jaipur Gharana delighted the audience.
Musical program "Sur Bahar" was directed by famous musician Nisar Husain. The fusion of folk, classical and western string instruments along with rhythm instruments spellbind Jaipurites with excellent musical presentation. Rashid Husain played Guitar, Wasim Khan played Bhapang, Khartal and Morchang, Priyank Ram Krishna played Flute, Gopal Indoria played Drum, Allarakha played Sitar, Gulzar played Violin and Fateh Ali Khan played Santoor in this fusion.
Anjana Tripathi, singer of Bihar, made the environment very devotional through her presentations of Bhajans in "soft singing" style. She started her performance with the song of Bashir Badra, "Ek Pyara sa Gaanv, Jisme Peepal ki Chaanv...". The song described the life of those villagers who are migrating to nearby cities. She also sung "Mukhda Kya Dekhe Darpan Mein...", a Nirgun bhajan of Kabir.
The best of the Jaipur Gharana Kathak dance performances were given as a sequel of the program. The audience enjoyed it very much. Kathak presentation was started by Tosiba Gatharwal and Chetan Kumar Jabda (son of famous Kathak dancer Rajkumar Jabda). The Kathak artists presented Thaath, Aamad, Paran, Bedum, Tihai, Farmaaish, Chakkar (signature style of Jaipur Gharana Kathak), Gat, Nikas and excellent Ladi.
Senior Kathak artists Rajkumar Jabda also performed in the program. He started his performance with Guru Vandana. Then he presented Nau Matra (Nine Matra) with Basant Taal. He also performed wonderful bandish on a thumri written by his father Pandit Kanhaiya Lal Jabda "Kaahe Chedat Mohe Murari, Maano ji Maano Shyam Bihari...". Rajkumar Jabda was also presented one of the toughest step of his Kathak practice that the only one ghungroo (bell) was resonating (out of the bunch of ghungroo he tied on his legs) while he was dancing.
On Monday, April 09, 2012, audience can enjoy Qawwali from Irfan Tufail of Jodhpur, Rajasthan at Jawahar Kala Kendra at 07:00 pm.
On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, the last day of the celebrations, a drawing competition will be organised. The competition is divided in two groups. Students till class 6 will be eligible to participate in the drawing competition Gourp-A, whereas the stundets from class 7 to 9 will be eligible to participate in the drawing cometition Group-B. First three drawings will be awarded in both groups.
Theatre enthusiasts can watch a play, "Mahabrahman"
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