Jammu, September 15: The ongoing SaMaPa Digital Baithak Series presented by the prominent Cultural & Educational organization of India, SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts) under the aegis of the great music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori featured some complex & melodious ragas of Indian Classical music presented on the Sitar & Violin.
SaMaPa Digital Baithaks have till now featured 22 concerts and is exclusively running on SaMaPa’s Official YouTube Channel being held on Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 10:00 am. SaMaPa is acclaimed as a cultural movement and a Cultural Bridge of Jammu & Kashmir with the rest of the country. It 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 11th week featured Raga Shree presented on the Sitar by well known Sitar player Ustad Rafique Khan from Mangalore. A ‘Top’ grade artist of All India Radio, his rendition of Raga Shree was full of purity with a fine balance of gayaki and tantrakari ang. He presented an impressive Aalap, Gat in Dhamaar Taal & Drut Teentaal.
Earlier renowned vocalist Pandit Bholanath Mishra presented an elaborated & educative introduction to the raga. The other recital featured an engrossing Violin recital by well-known Violinist Ustad Asghar Husain from Delhi Gharana. He presented Raga Jaunpuri with fine Aalap and compositions in Vilambit Mattaal, Madhyalaya Teentaal & Drut Teentaal. He was accompanied on the Tabla by renowned Tabla player Ustad Akhtar Hasan. Well-known Vocalist Pt. Naresh Malhotra presented a detailed introduction to Raga Jaunpuri. The Baithaks were compered by Sadhna Shrivastav.