About Us Contact Us Help


Archives

Contribute

 

Strings N Beats - A Delightful Experience

Ranjani Saigal
11/23/2017

In the Indian tradition when rhythm music and movement blend together in perfect unison what results is sheer magic. The String N Beats concert combined music and dance is a beautiful fashion making the experience delightful for the audience. The concert was hosted at the Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington, MA on Sunday, Nov 19 2017. Kathak danseuse Shambhavi Dandekar along with Shakir Khan on the sitar and Harshad Kanetkar on the Tabla dazzled the audience with their brilliant performance. 

Lexington Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Community Education, the Indian Association of Lexington and the Cary Memorial Library joined hands with Shadaj to bring “Strings N Beats” dance and sitar program.

Shakir Khan (Sitar) is a leading disciple of his father Ustad Shahid Parvez.  Shambhavi Dandekar is a disciple of her mother Pandita Maneesha Sathe. Shambhavi also has had extensive training in Laykari and aesthetics of Tala from Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, whose disciple Harshad Kanetkar played the Tabla.

The concert had a beautiful mix of dance and music in a “conversation” mode where the dancer and musicians played off of each other to create a beautiful visual display. The concert was created skillfully to allow each artist to fully display their talent while at the same time -work with each other in a seamless manner. 

 Shakir Khan stands out for his exquisite sense of sur (melody) and laya (rhythm).  His Raga elaborations where beautiful and left the audience wanting more.
Shambavi’s strong sense of rhythm allowed her to present complex patterns in Kathak style that was matched perfectly by the brilliant Tabla playing by Harshad Kanetkar. 

The concert was almost in an extended lecture demonstration mode where the artists were able to explain the framework of rhythm and also give a lovely presentation. It was indeed a treat to watch expression, emotion and mastery over rhythm all coming together beautifully

We look forward to more such presentations from Shadaj. 



Bookmark and Share | Share your Comments

Comments :
Post a new message

In this Issue
Rasa Vaibhava 2017: An Ode To The Goddesses With Glorious Dances


by Mamatha Suryadevara
On November 18, 2017, Chinmaya Mission Auditorium in Andover, MA came alive with the 5th Rasa Vaibhava celebrations hosted by Vaibhava Dance School. This year’s theme was Meena Lochani - An Ode to the Goddesses.
[more]

Rasa Vaibhava 2017: An Ode To The Goddesses With Glorious Dances
For The Mathematically Inclined


Congratulations to Ramachandran Balakrishna, who was the winner of the last set of puzzles. Here are two puzzles for one and all.
[more]

For The Mathematically Inclined
Recipes - Seasonal


Cranberry, sweet potato and turkey - It is thanksgiving once again!
[more]

Recipes - Seasonal
Lexington GIG (Getting Involved Group) Holds Free Seminar


The Getting Involved Group (GIG) invites you to a free seminar on Saturday, December 2nd from 2:00 PM-4:30 PM, at the Lexington Community Center (39 Marrett Road). The session is intended to educate the Indian American community on why and how to get involved in the activities and governance of the town. It will feature a key note address by Suzie Barry, Chairman- Board of Selectmen, Lexington, MA. All interested persons are welcome to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be available.
[more]

Lexington GIG (Getting Involved Group) Holds Free Seminar
Hindi Play “Shatranj Ke Mohre” Harnesses Creative Skills Of Sharon Town Residents


by Shuchita Rao
Directed by Jayashree Shahane, the 2.5 hour long play 'Shatranj Ke Mohre' was presented on November 18th as a maiden offering of the newly formed Sharon based entertainment company "Bravo Arts" started by Shri Deepak Shahane, Shri Div Prakash and Shri Deepak Wadhwa.
[more]

Hindi Play “Shatranj Ke Mohre” Harnesses Creative Skills Of Sharon Town Residents

You may also access this article through our web-site http://www.lokvani.com/










Home | About Us | Contact Us | Copyrights Help