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Sangeet Sarita

Music is a Universal language of mankind. Proved that it can influence greatly on human health and psychology. “SHISHURVETTI PASHURVETTI VETTI GANARASAM PHANIHI“.

Even the Gods can be pleased by Music. Hence all our saints & sages like Swami Haridas, Kabir, Tulsidas, Meera Bai, Tukaram, Purandaradasa and others adopted the path of devotional music which further made emperors patronize music. Under their patronage, Indian Music followed rich tradition by the great musicians like Tansen, Baiju Bawra, Sadarang, Adarang and others who traditionalized a new era of Indian Classical Music.

“SAMAVEDA”, the music itself, gradually emerged as the most popular medium of entertainment also, a result of which India has a privilege of having had the veteran musicians like Ustad Abdul Karim Khan sahab, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Amir Khan Sahab, Sawai Gandharva, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Allah Rakha, Pt. D.V.Paluskar, Mai Mogu Bai Kurdekar Ji, Smt. Kesar Bai Kerkar Ji and others.

The 21st Century is considered to be the Golden Era of Music as it gave a great fillip to the Indian Classical Music through the likes of Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravishankar, Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan Saheb, Bharat Ratna Smt.M.S.Subbha Lakshmi, Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Pt. Basavaraj Rajguru, Pt. Malikarjun Mansur, Pt. Kumar Gandharva, Smt Kishori Tai Amonkar, Pt. Jasraj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Saheb, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma. Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna and many others.

Geetam Vadyam Narityatrayam Sangeetam Uchyate – the Song, the Instrument and the Dance(Laya) all three together depict Music. Music has seven notes

SA RE GA MA PA DHA NI

(DO RE ME FA SO LA TI)

The group of these seven notes makes a ‘SAPTAK” and the singing process is called a VARNA. A unique manifestation of these melodic notes, which when sung, sounds beautiful and soul striking, is called a RAGA. As described by MATANGA in his “BRIHADDESHI”, a raga is decorated with swaras (Notes) and Varnas (colours). Practically speaking, raga is the melodic concept based on a scale or a mode which has to be systematically dealt with aesthetically also, to experience its fullest form. In all, Raga is a feel of different emotions (RASAS).

Our Indian Classical Music has ten main ragas called Thaat Ragas or Janak Ragas, which are further divided in to thousands of Janya Ragas. A soulful music is born out of these ragas and a song based on one or the other raga will always touch our hearts.

The extensive wide range of these ragas have been aptly utilized by our eminent Indian Film Music directors, thus creating the nostalgic era of Indian Cine Music.Those vintage evergreen hits linger in our minds till today. We are happy to present before you this memorable show, “Sangeet Sarita”, a programme based on Indian Classical ragas and the most popular ever green film songs based on some of these popular ragas. A journey of Indian Classical Ragas through Indian Cinema begins …