13 June 2023 /
20TH EPISODE OF PRACHEEN KALA KENDRA’S QUARTERLY BAITHAK AT TRIVENI KALA SANGAM, NEW DELHI
TALENTED YOUNG CLASSICAL SINGER UJJWAL NAGAR AND KATHAK DANSEUSE SULGANA ROY MESMERIZED THE AUDIENCE
Pracheen Kala Kendra, a premier organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of Indian Classical art and culture for the last six decades, presented the 20th episode of its quarterly baithak at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
Talented young classical singer Ujjwal Nagar and Kathak danseuse Sulgana Roy mesmerized the audience with their amazing performances.
Talented artist Ujjwal Nagar is the son of renowned Kathak Guru Urmila Nagar. He received intensive music lessons from Ustad Bashir Ahmed and he is learning the nuances of classical music from Pandit Shriram Umedkar and Pandit Somnath Mardur.
Along with being a graded artist of All India Radio, renowned artist Ujjwal Nagar has received a doctorate in Classical music. He also has a bright mastery in playing the Tabla and performed in various prestigious events in India and abroad.
Artist Sulgana has received Kathak training from Kathak Kendra under Guru Jaikishan Maharaj and performed in many prestigious festivals all over India. She is conducting the Spandan School of Art and Culture which is affiliated to Pracheen Kala Kendra.
The program commenced with the performance of Ujjwal Nagar After the traditional alap, he chose a composition in Raag Jog Kauns which was studded with Ektal with bols “Sughar Bar Paiyo” which was well received by the audience. After this, Ujjwal doled out with composition, ‘Pir Parai Jaane Nahi Balamwa’ and won the hearts of the audience with his excellent singing. At the end of the program, he presented another composition ‘Jagat Hai Samjh Sapna’ composed in a drut Ek taal. Ujjwal Nagar was ably accompanied by Lalit Sisodia on Harmonium and Balram Sisodia on Tabla.
Sulagna Roy took the centre stage by presenting Kathak dance along with her disciples. Veda Mantra, followed by Krishnajanli in which the students presented Krishna bhajan “Laaj Bachao Krishna Murari”. Bhakti Sudha, based on the famous Ram Bhajan ‘Shri Ramchandra Kripalu Bhajman’ and the Tarana presented in Jhaptal mesmerised the audience.
Pure Kathak with tode tukde paran, gat ladi and a Bhav Paksha based presentation with Thumri ‘Ghar Aaye Ghir Aaye’ presented by the talented dancer Sulgana were highly appreciated.