Musical Concert Ganga Organized in Kolkata; New Raga Ganga Performed at the Event

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Ministry of Culture, Government of India & Indian Council for Cultural Relations presented a spectacular musical concert ‘GANGA’ featuring Santoor Maestro, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and GIMA Award Winner, Tabla Exponent, Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee. They performed a new Raga, Ganga, created by created by Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya.

Ganga is a new raga, which is created with a blend of raga ‘Yogeswari’ and raga ‘Kalabati’. This is a salutation to the Ganges and an appeal to all Indians that people should get in the act of cleaning the river and spreading the awareness for the same. The idea of creating this came after honourable PM Narendra Modi introduced ‘Clean Ganga Project’.

Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee’s solo performance, saat sangat, sawal jawab mesmerised the audience. His skills in rhythmic expression through Tabla surprised the audience. The ‘Jugalbandi’ between Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee and maestro Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya was immensely appreciated by the Kolkata audience.

The first concert of this series happened in Varanasi on 10th June, 2018 at the famous Assi Ghat, followed by the second concert in Kolkata.

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