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3:12 am - Tuesday January 23, 2018

Reunion of musical souls keep Bengal Music Fest going

By Nirendra Dev,

Dhaka,

Santoor exponent Shiv Kumar Sharma and exhilarating Kathak by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company were major highlights of the second day at the ongoing 6th Bengal Classical Music Festival on Wednesday night here.

Led by Aditi Mangaldas, this was the first dance company performing in the festival’s six year history.Set to Sufi qawali Chashme Maste Ajabe, the solo piece was filled with expressive eye movements.

Santoor exponent Sharma enthralled classical music lovers with Raga Jhinjhoti , the evening raag.The festival that got underway on December 26 also saw performance by Bangladeshi Sitarist Firoz Khan.

Supriya Das, a promising Bengal parampara artiste of Khayal, rendered the melancholic Raga Malkauns and a thumri set on Raga Desh.Dhrupad maestro Pt Ulhas Kashalkar performed Raga Jogkauns.The festival organised by Dhaka based Bengal Foundation will conclude on December 30-31 night.

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