Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia Live in Concert

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Spic Macay concert

পদ্মভূষণ Pandit Hari Prsad Chaurasia র সুমধুর বাঁশি সকলের মনকে খুব আশ্চর্যজনক ভাবে প্রভাবিত করে আর সেই কারণেই তিনি আজ এই কলিযুগের কৃষ্ণ হিসাবে স্বনামধন্য। Pandit Ji performed for the young students on the 23rd of January at ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a part of the curtain raiser program of SPIC  MACAY’s annual convention that is to be held in the month of May in IIM Joka.

Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia

পদ্মভূষণ Pandit Hari Prsad Chaurasia র সুমধুর বাঁশি সকলের মনকে খুব আশ্চর্যজনক ভাবে প্রভাবিত করে আর সেই কারণেই তিনি আজ এই কলিযুগের কৃষ্ণ হিসাবে স্বনামধন্য। Pandit Ji performed for the young students on the 23rd of January at ITC Sangeet Research Academy as a part of the curtain raiser program of SPIC  MACAY’s annual convention that is to be held in the month of May in IIM Joka.

Along with young enthusiastic students, the event was graced by theGovernor of West Bengal His Excellency M.K. Narayanan and other music maestros like Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, Pt. Ulhas Kashal Kar, Pt. Partha Chatterjee, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, Pt Arun Bhaduri and Ms. Shama Rahman who is a famous Bangladeshi singer.

Pandit hari Prasad Chaurasia, Governer M.K. Narayanan

Accompanying Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia were his disciple Ms. Debopriya Chatterjee on flute, Pt. Subhankar Banerjee and his little son Archik Banerjee on the Tabla and a research scholar from SRA on the Tanpura. Archik, who is a budding Tabla player, also accompanied Pandit Ji on Teental.

As is the tradition of SPIC MACAY, the student volunteers are always encouraged to take up various responsibilities of organizing the various programs and this time too a few young student volunteers like Kazi, Aastha, Anulekha, Tahir and Arpan who belong to colleges like Jadavpur, Scottish Church, Charu Chandra respectively under the dynamic leadership of convention coordinator Mr. Raja Auddy worked tirelessly to present such a wonderful and perfectly organized show.

Student volunteers

While the Governor His Excellency M.K. Narayanan seemed to be absolutely overwhelmed to be a part of such a wonderful initiative, Pandit Ji opined that he is really happy to see the increasing awareness of the youth about various forms of music.

As the evening progressed, the winter chill kept increasing but the audience along with Pandit Ji was in absolute harmony with the soulful melodies and no one seemed to stir from their positions. Pandit Ji, in his own little way tried to encourage the students to spend quality time in getting the righttaleem if they were to become good musicians.

With the success of the curtain raiser event we are hopeful that the forthcoming initiatives will be a sure success and SPIC MACAY will be able to increase awareness about Classical Music amongst the youth of today.

About SPIC MACAY

Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth – that’s what Spic Macay stands for. An idea that sprung up in the year 1972, finally took wings in 1979 when the name was launched. Today, we have a marked international presence, with LEC- DEMS (Lecture Demonstrations), FESTS, (The Festival), Baithaks, Virasat, Talk Series, Yoga Camps, Gurukul Scholarship Scheme and The Eye (magazine), as our main instruments of action. Spic Macay introduces budding minds to their inheritance – the Indian culture – through an educational program the crux of which is aesthetics and spirituality.  As a part of this movement, the young minds are introduced to a fresh perspective, a different way to look at life so that they are stimulated to act at the behest of their inner strength derived from the power of knowledge and awareness about their root.

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