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Tribhukti – The Confluence, A celebration with Classical touch
September 15, 7:30 pm
This year also an air of excitement fills up among the residents and the committee members of Nellai Society of Chembur as they look ahead to welcome the “Vighnaharta” at their society during this much awaited festival.
Those were the days when renowned artistes like Bhimsen Joshi, Mallikarjun Mansoor, Jitendra Abhisheki, C.R.Vyas, Ram Marathe to name, but a few used to perform at various locations during the Ganesh Festival. However, the city which has witnessed the performance by some of these legendary vocalists , has over a period of time taken a backseat and classical music has for some reason become almost extinct except in a few pockets of this culturally vibrant city.
Today, we have large societies and condominiums with a facility of a community hall. This should motivate many society members across the city to include classical music in the Ganesha Festival organized by their society and committee members.
Nellai society, a fairly big society in Chembur is celebrating Ganesh Utsav since last more than 25 years a celebration with classical music touch is a unique initiative taken by the members and committee of Nellai Co-op Housing Society of Swastik Park, Chembur could inspire many societies across the city to host and preserve these rich traditional performing arts of India, thereby fostering and inculcating the deep rooted ancient values of our culture among the future generations.
Last year’s TRIBHUKTI featured S. AKASH (FLUTE), CHINTAN KATTI (SITAR) and ISHAAN GHOSH (TABLA). This received a very encouraging response from the music lovers of Mumbai City.
Ramakant Gaikwad is a young and promising rising star on the horizon of Indian Classical Vocal Music. Born on 13th May 1988, he started taking lessons at very tender age of four from his father Pt. Suryakant Gaikwad (Sangeet Alankar), his mother Mrs. Sangita Gaikwad (Sangeet Visharad) & Dr.Satish Kaushik (disciple of Late Pt. Sadashivrao Jadhav of Kirana Gharana). Following ‘Kirana’ & ‘Patiala’ Gharana. Ramakant learnt at the ‘Hari Om Sangeet Kala Mancha’ run by his father. Young Ramakant started performing on the stage at a very tender age of six. His natural talent and his musical sense brought appreciation from the common listeners as well as the connoisseurs of music. At the young age of 29, Ramakant has already received several prestigious awards and scholarships.
This young violinist is without doubt one of the leading players of his generation. Young Yadnesh’s talent was cultivated in an environment where music was embraced. He began learning the Violin at the age of two from his Guru and Father Milind Raikar a renowned violinist and has also been blessed with guidance from Padmavibhushan Ganasaraswati Kishori Amonkar. He gave his first solo recital at the age of four in the presence of an audience of 600.
A truly versatile musician, who besides the Violin, avidly plays the Keyboard, Guitar, Tabla and is currently learning to play the Accordion. He also has a gifted voice and enjoys singing both Indian Classical and English songs. He has proven himself to be a very pure musician with great qualities; his playing reflects a sparkling purity of tone.
Yashwant Vaishnav, who dazzled the audiences, artists and musicologist when he burst on to the scene at a tender age of 10. A disciple of Pandit Mukund Bhale and Pandit Yogesh Samsi, Yashwant has taken the tabla world by storm by his god gifted “Taiyyari” and “Speed”. He has received several scholarships including the scholarship from the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), and the ITC Sangeet Research Academy Scholarship and has been honoured with prestigious titles from various organizations including the Bal Shree Honour from National Bal Bhavan, and the Kala Vibhuti Samman from Sanskar Bharti. He has also received the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for his notable talent in the field of Hindustani instrumental music.