NCPA@home presents Bandish: A tribute to Legendary Indian Composers

Hyderabad: As a part of its digital series, ‘NCPA@home’, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai presents the screening of NCPA Bandish: A tribute to legendary Indian Composers on Friday, 15th May 2020, 6 pm on the NCPA YouTube channel. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (vocalist)will present compositions of Sadarang and Adarang along with Vishwanath Shirodkar (tabla) & Seema Shirodkar(harmonium).

This event was staged at the Tata Theatre on July 3, 2015, as a part of NCPA’s 3-day annual festival titled Bandish: Celebrating the Legendary Composers.

In this concert, Ashwini Bhide brings to life some evergreen compositions of two legendary composers of the early 18th century: Sadarang and Adarang. The duo was largely responsible for popularising the newly emerging genre of khayal.

Initially trained by Narayanrao Datar, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande was groomed in Jaipur Atrauli style by maestros like her mother, Manik Bhide, and Ratnakar Pai. Her style is marked by an effortless exposition of common as well as complex ragas with pleasing tonal quality and aesthetic appeal.

NCPA@home series includes exclusive videos and content across genres from NCPA’s extensive archival library.  Block your calendar and stay tuned to NCPA’s YouTube page to enjoy an exclusive showcase of Musical Concerts!

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