Celebrating 50 Years of Vidushi Dalia Rahut's Musical Legacy

Vidushi Dalia Rahut celebrated 50 years in her musical career with a special event, "Purab ka Rang Phag ke Sang," at Moulali Yuva Kendra. The event was part of the Purab Anga Gayaki Utsav, promoting young talents and gurus in Indian classical music.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Vidushi Dalia Rahut's Musical Legacy

Celebrating 50 Years of Vidushi Dalia Rahut's Musical Legacy

Vidushi Dalia Rahut, a celebrated performer and guru, recently celebrated an incredible milestone of 50 years in her musical career. Her disciples organized a special event titled"Purab ka Rang Phag ke Sang"at Moulali Yuva Kendra on March 9, 2024, to honor her remarkable contributions toIndian classical music. The celebration showcased the beauty and diversity of Purab Anga Gayaki (PAG), featuring a range of genres including bol banav, bandish ki thumri, dadra, tappa, hori, and chaiti.

The event was part of the Purab Anga Gayaki Utsav, an initiative started by Vinod Kapur to promote young talents and gurus in PAG. Dalia Rahut is one of the two chosen gurus associated with Kapur's project, which aims to encourage and groom performers and mentors in this classical music style. The Utsav serves as a platform to preserve and promote the rich heritage of PAG, ensuring its continuity for future generations.

On March 23, Sangeet Ashram organized another multihued event called "Basant Milan" at Uttam Mancha, showcasing young vocalists striving to excel in both Khayal and PAG. The event featured a range of mesmerizing performances, including "a euphoric Duff ki Hori" that enthralled the audience. These events highlight the dedication and passion of theyounger generationin carrying forward the legacy of Indian classical music.

The performers at these events displayed exceptional talent and mastery over their craft. Sagnik Sen, a prodigious Patiala Gharana exponent, showcased his skills as a PAG exponent, while Jhumpa Sircar charmed listeners with her soulful voice and relaxed singing style. Ivy Banerjee presented a Kafi thumri and Maajh Khamaj dadra, demonstrating her independent singing style. Nabhodeep Chakraborty, a young torchbearer of the Kasur Patiala Gharana, rendered a Hori thumri composed by Bade Khan, enthralling the audience with his melodious performance.

The events also featured impressive collaborations and jugalbandis. Sanjukta Biswas and Sabina Islam Rahaman engaged in "an ideal example of class jugalbandi", showcasing their synergy and musical prowess. Debapriya Adhikary presented Persian Rubais set to a tap khayal Adana Bahar addha genre, a composition gifted by his mentor Girija Devi, while Vidushi Anjana Nath presented a Pilu thumri set to Addha, displaying her emotive style of presenting PAG.

The success of these events would not have been possible without the support of the accompanying artists. Aurobinda Bhattacharya, Sanjib Ghoshal, and Dilip Mukherjee provided sensitive tabla accompaniment, while Debashis Adhikary offered excellent harmonium support. Pandit Jyoti Goho provided seasoned and sensitive harmonium support to Ivy Banerjee, and Pinaki Chakraborty offered commendable assistance on the tabla. Samar Saha and Sarwar Hussain provided veteran tabla and sarangi support, respectively, while Rupashree Bhattacharya sang harmonium, and Pandit Gopal Mishra played robust Banarasi tabla.

The celebration of Vidushi Dalia Rahut's 50 years of musical career and the Purab Anga Gayaki Utsav serve as a tribute to the enduring legacy of Indian classical music. These events not only honor the contributions of seasoned artists like Rahut but also provide a platform for young talents to showcase their skills and carry forward the tradition. With the guidance of esteemed gurus and the passion of young artists, the future of Purab Anga Gayaki and otherclassical music styleslooks promising, ready to captivate audiences for generations to come.

Key Takeaways

  • Vidushi Dalia Rahut celebrated 50 years in her musical career with a special event.
  • The event "Purab ka Rang Phag ke Sang" showcased the beauty of Purab Anga Gayaki (PAG).
  • Purab Anga Gayaki Utsav promotes young talents and gurus in PAG.
  • Events like "Basant Milan" highlight the dedication of the younger generation to Indian classical music.
  • The celebrations honor seasoned artists and provide a platform for young talents to showcase their skills.