Soorya ( Singapore) is presenting Ghunghroo Vadan / Foot bell Music by Kathak exponent V Anuradha Singh from Bhopal India.This is presented for the first time in Singapore. She uses anklet (bells / ghunghroos ) as the main musical Instrument. Interestingly she has performed this in many music festivals where dance is not allowed. Foot percussive art.
The programme is presented jointly with Woodlands CC IAEC and is called
STRINGS and BELLS !
Date and Time: 25 August (Sun); 5.30 pm
Venue: Woodlands CC Theatrette
Details and free Registration: www.sooryafest.org
The pgmme starts with Sitar Vadan by Pt Chandranath Bhattacharya from Sruthilaya School of Fine Arts, Singapore, accompanied on tabla by Ritwik Ghosal at 5.30pm followed by Ghunghroo Vadan / Foot bell Music at 7pm
Music of the Strings:
In the world of classical music, Sitar Player Chandranath Bhattacharya is a well known name. His early sitar studies were with Shri Gopi Mohan Bose, followed by famous sitarist Shri Shyamal Chatterjee and lastly with the renowned sitar player Padmabhusan Pandit Debu Chowdhury of the Senia Jaipur Gharana. In order to maintain the principles of ragas, the Senias of this Gharana play traditional sitar with seventeen frets and distinct stroke patterns.
Sitar Maestro Chandranath, recipient of several awards and accolades, has performed throughout Asia and Europe, as well as appeared on All India Radio and Television where he has 40 recitals to his credit. At present he teaches sitar and vocal at Sruthilaya School of Fine Arts, Singapore. (Read more about him: http://chandranath.trueraaga.com)
Music of the Bells:
Presenting for the first time in Singapore a Ghunghroo Vadan / Foot bell Music Recital / Salangai Isai by Kathak exponent V Anuradha Singh. She uses anklet (bells / ghunghroos ) as the main musical Instrument. Interestingly she has performed this in many music festivals where dance is not allowed. Foot percussive art. It needs great dexterity, superb control, stamina, classical knowledge and physical strength. She is a Kathak exponent of the Raigarh Gharana and hails from Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. She has a Master's in Kathak with Merit (gold medal) from Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh. Also scholarship & fellowship in Kathak dance from M.P. Govt. for 4 years. She has trained under the guidance of late Pt. Durgalalji (Jaipur Gharana), late Pt. Kartikramji and Pt. Ramlalji (Raigarh Gharana) in Guru Shishya Parampara at Chakrdhar Nritya Kendra, Bhopal. Anuradha has presented ghunghroo music instrumental in Kalidas Festival Nagpur, Baiju Bawra National Music Festival, Harballabh Music Festival Jalandhar and more. She has a long list of solo participation in many reputed stages of India and abroad. She has participated in over 200 dance and music festivals in India. (More details of the artiste with videos: www.sooryafest.org
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