Pleasing Sarod recital by Chandrima Majumdar in 228th Baithak programme

Chandigarh, November 11

Pracheen Kala Kendra organised its 228th Monthly Baithak Programme here this evening featuring Ms. Chandrima Majumdar’s Sarod recital. The programme took place at Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium of the Kendra.
Dr Chandrima Majumdar is one of few women sarodists of the younger generation who has proved her competence-Sarod, considered as one of the most difficult instruments to play Indian classical music on. As a worthy torch bearer of the Shahjahanpur Gharana(school) of Sarod, she received rigorous training under the renowned Sarod player Pt. Narendra Nath Dhar for almost two decades .She has performed at prestigious music festivals, She was also awarded many prestigious titles for her contribution to music. Chandrima is currently a programme consultant for India Habitat Centre – the premiere Cultural Centre of India.

She opened concert with Raga “Patdeep”. The reposefully rendered alap, jod followed by jhala brought out the inner depth of the raga and touching the listener’s heart. Then followed a couple of gats – vilambit and drut – set to teen taal where Chandrima showed her abundant imagination and technical virtuosity in full measure. She then moved on to another raga “Tilak Kamod” with a bandish in Jhap taal. Her every note had something to say of its own and Chandrima’s soft strokes were reminiscent of the graceful tones of her masters.

The captivating concert concluded with bandish in raga Khamaj. Chandrima’s urge for graceful expressions, however, was best displayed during this crisp piece of bandish.
The rhythm on the tabla was marked by young and talented percussionist Zuheb Kha