A thrilling performance by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma's Santoor
ensemble at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) here on Thursday, was a fitting finale to the Indian Independence Day celebrations in the Sri Lankan capital.
Singer Horse McDonald, singer and bouzouki player Daoiri Farrell, and Kaviraj Singh, a talented santoor
(hammered dulcimer) player.
9 -- To celebrate 73rd Independence Day of India the High Commission of India is organizing a special cultural event "Strings of Harmony"- a musical Jugalbandi featuring legendary Santoor
maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and his son Pandit Rahul Sharma on Thursday August 15 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall at 6.45 p.m.
Eleven eminent artists have been selected from the field of Music including Mani Prasad for Hindustani Vocal, Madhup Mudgal - Hindustani Vocal, Tarun Bhattacharya - Hindustani Instrumental - Santoor
, Tejendra Narayan Majumdar - Hindustani Instrumental - Sarod.
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player Kaviraj singh.
(a string instrument) maestro taught students the importance of rhythm by actually singing extempore, leading to lively interactions between the musician and his young audience.
Sharma is well known for reviving the popularity of the santoor
. A traditional instrument from Jammu and Kashmir, this rare string-based delight has a story as old as time with references dating to ancient Sanskrit texts.
The ceremony featured a specially-produced traditional/wedding costumes show presented by male and female models on ramp on beautiful tunes of the popular folk musical instruments (Rabab, Santoor
, Alghoza, Dandung, Saroz and Flute).
The diorama was inaugurated here Thursday at Heritage Museum in a colorful ceremony featuring a specially produced 'Traditional/Wedding Costumes Show' presented by male and female models on ramp on the beautiful tunes of the popular folk musical instruments (Rabab, Santoor
, Alghoza, Dandung, Saroz, Flute, etc.).
Apart from the static exhibit, specially-produced traditional wedding costumes were presented by male and female models who sashayed down the ramp to showcase the beautiful outfits to the traditional wedding tunes produced by classical musical instruments such as Rabab, Santoor
, Alghoza, Saroz and flute.
Mr Haider began his lecture with a brief presentation, and first spoke about extinct instruments such as the Vichatara Veena, Sur Bahar, Sarod, Santoor
, Israaj, Pakhawaj, Chung, Jaltarang and Dilruba.