SaMaPa Aalap Festival 2012 continues to create magic in JK
Filed Under: Music & Film, World | Posted: 02/07/2012 at 6:42AM
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Jammu, February 07 (Scoop News) – The ongoing 7th Annual ‘SaMaPa Aalap’ presented by Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts (SaMaPa) in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Department of Tourism, J&K, featured blissful Santoor recital by Santoor Maestro & Music Composer Abhay Rustum Sopori on the 11th day of the festival. The concert was organized at the Ved Mandir, Amphalla,
Abhay Sopori presented Raga Basant Mukhari commencing his recital with Aalap in which he made the students sing various phrases and patterns of development of a raga. He continued with a Bandish in Teentaal “Oothat Jiya Hook Sunat Koyal Kook” and his family Bandish “Parvar Digar Tu” in Ektaal. The students sang the composition also while Abhay explained the development of expressions. He concluded the recital with a Drut Gat in Teentaal with superfast Jhalla. Sarit Das on Tabla provided beautiful accompaniment. Abhay asked the young students to move ahead with courage in life following the path of truth. He asked them to balance the academics with physical and mental growth in which music plays a vital role.
He said success is not just about personal achievements but incorporates contribution too and as such it’s the duty of every individual to take the best from the society and then contribute back. He asked the young students to be the leaders of the coming years so that Ved Mandir,
Pandit Vijay Shankar Mishra spoke on the occasion explain the students the subtle impact of music on a person and asked the students to take up music as their main activity and always listen to music which develops concentration also. He said entire human body is in a specific rhythm and music flows inside too. Capt. Purshoptam Sharma coordinated the proceeding of the programme and thanked Abhay Sopori for such first ever presentation by an artist of international repute and bringing SaMaPa Aalap Festival to Ved Mandir and acquainting the young students with their rich cultural heritage.
On 8th February, SaMaPa Aalap will feature Classical vocal recital by Uma Garg at
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