Jammu, September 07: Ongoing SaMaPa Digital Baithak Series being presented by the well known cultural & educational organization of India, SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts) by the Music Legend and the 'Saint of Santoor' Pandit Bhajan Sopori and music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori, featured Bansuri (Flute) and Dhrupad recitals in its 10th week of programs.
SaMaPa Digital Baithak is exclusively running on SaMaPa’s Official YouTube Channel being held on Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 10:00 am. SaMaPa, a cultural movement acclaimed as the Cultural Bridge of Jammu & Kashmir with the rest of the country, is credited to have created a new generation of music connoisseurs. The motto of SaMaPa is ‘Jan Jan Tak Sangeet’ (music to the masses) and this Digital Baithak is intended to create a bridge between the artist and the audiences worldwide during the present circumstances.
The first program of the 10th week featured a Flute recital by the eminent Bansuri exponent of India Pandit Rajindra Prasanna of Banaras Gharana. He presented a soulful rendition of Raga Marwa with Aalap, Vilambit Gat in Ektaal, and concluded his recital with a Drut Gat in Teentaal. Earlier another renowned exponent of Flute, Pandit Nityanand Haldipur presented an elaborated introduction to the raga. The other recital of the week featured enthralling Dhrupad recital by Pandit Vinod Kumar Dwivedi along with his son and disciple Ayush Dwivedi who presented Raga Bilaskhani Todi.
They were accompanied on the Pakhawaj by Mukesh Dwivedi. The father and son duo presented a detailed Aalap and Jod followed by one of the rarest Dhrupad compositions in 18 beats cycle called Matta Taal. They concluded their recital in Sool Taal. Dr. Santosh Nahar, an eminent Violinist of the country presented an explanatory introduction to the raga. The Baithaks were compered by Sadhna Shrivastav.