Steps and sounds laud legends

Through the sound of music and steps of dance, the Ibtida festival salutes the work of Kathak exponent late Pradeep Shankar and sarangi maestro late Ustad Siddique Ahmed Khan.

Published: 19th August 2017 11:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2017 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

Shubha Mudgal

Through the sound of music and steps of dance, the Ibtida festival salutes the work of Kathak exponent late Pradeep Shankar and sarangi maestro late Ustad Siddique Ahmed Khan. On the occasion, Pradeep’s daughter, Kathak dancer Mahua Shankar, will perform in remembrance of her father, along with other artistes of repute.

Aneesh Pradhan

Mahua misses her father terribly. Not a day begins without his thought on her mind and his name on her lips. “People mostly know him as an excellent dancer, but his identity goes beyond his professional life. Those who knew him beyond work will tell stories of his generosity, love and compassion,” she says. It’s this spirit that his daughter is wanting to highlight through the festival.

Of the performances lined up, there is a Sufi kalaam by Kabul Rishi with accompanying artistes such as Fateh Ali Khan on sitar, Anil Chawla on keyboards, Zakir Hussain Warsi on the tabla, Tarit Pal on percussion and Owais Khan on acoustic guitar.

Ibtida also sees Aalok Shrivastav reciting poetry, and Dakshina Vaidyanathan Baghel showcasing a Bharatanatyam piece. For both these recitals, music has been composed by Murad Ali Khan. Co-artistes are Shuheb Hasan and Zohaib Hasan with vocals, Shahbaaz Khan on the tabla, Siraaj Khan on the tenor and mandolin, Sunil Nirman on dholak and Nupur Shankar reciting poetry.

You also have Sitar-Milan by Pt Shubhendra Rao and Fateh Ali Khan, accompanied by Ustad Akram Khan on the tabla. You’ll see a Hindustani vocal performance by Shubha Mudgal with Aneesh Pradhan on tabla, Pt Sudhir Nayak on harmonium and Murad Ali Khan on sarangi. August 22-23, at 7 pm, at Indian Habitat Centre.

Stay up to date on all the latest The Sunday Standard news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp