Padmaja Chakraborty’s soothing vocal recital enthralls the audience

Padmaja Chakraborty’s soothing vocal recital enthralls the audience

Chandigarh, October12

Pracheen Kala Kendra, an organization dedicated for the promotion , preservation and dissemination of Indian Classical Art and Music has organized its 227th Monthly Baithak Programme here today at its Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium, Sector 35-B, Chandigarh when Delhi based renowned Vocalist Padmaja Chakraborty mesmerized the city audience with her melodious Vocal recital.

Topper from Rabindra Bharti University, Padmaja Chakraborty is a renowned vocalist of Hindustani Classical Vocal, Banaras in the Khayal genres. After initial training , Padmaja was later groomed by Eminent Gurus like , Pandit Dinanath Mishra, Vidushi Sumitra Guha, Pandit Samaresh Choudhury . She got added exposure and bless to have training under Living Legend Padma Bhushan Girija Devi . With her dedication to music and quality performance, she has won the hearts of music listeners all over India. Besides being a recipient of several awards, she regularly performs from All India Radio and Doordarshan. She is an A grade Artist of All India Radio.

Endowed with a resonating and soulful voice, Padmaja began her recital with Raga Bhopali. The opening composition in Vilambit ek taal “Hey Prabhhu Suno Data.” was developed with soothingly inserted alap badhat. It was followed by a Madhya laya teen taal bandish “Mahadev Deva Maheshwaraye”. After this invocatory piece she doled out with drut ek taal bandish “Ayye man moh liya” amidst thunderous applause. She chose Thumri set to raga Mishra Kafi Pilu with bandish “Piya bina mori katat na kari raina” as her next rendering which was laced with rhythm deployed variations.

Padmaja provided a befitting finale to her recital with a Bhajan in Bhairavi “Hari tum kahe preet lagai amid applause displaying her musical capabilities in a highly impressive manner.

The excellent accompaniment on Tabla by Mehmood Khan and Rakesh Sharma provided support on Harmonium. Kendra Registrar Smt. Shobha Koser honoured the artists.

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