AAROHI The Indian Classical Music Mela
Mumbai witnessed one of its most melodious musical nights. Pancham Nishad Creatives presented ‘Aarohi’ a unique event featuring the promising faces of Indian Classical Music.
AAROHI”, now in its 10th year, an nnual event commenced in the year 2002, is a distinctive concept of featuring the rising stars of “Hindustani & Carnatic Sangeet”. The objective of the festival is to introduce fresh and unknown faces, yet immensely talented and refined youngsters of Indian Classical Music. The event brings forth, this bundle of talent on a common platform to give the music lovers a glimpse of the bright future of the Indian Classical Music.
On the first day the mood was set by award winning instrumentalist Supratik Sengupta. The audiences were captivated by his musical skills. His style portrayed an uncanny resemblance to his guru Pandit Buddhadeb Das Gupta.
Aniruddha Joshi kept the mood afloat by his classical and light musical notes. He has won 1st prize by All India radio in the field of Natyasangeet in 2004.
The man behind putting the efforts to showcase these rare talents Shashi Vyas was ecstatic with the response “I am very happy that we are able to bring forth the classical music culture of India before the audience. We travel throughout India in search of talent and when the audience appreciates them it’s a proud moment”.
With an objective to showcase rich heritage of musical talent in India, Pancham Nishad Creatives Pvt. Ltd was started by Shashi Vyas, son of Padmabhushan Late Pandit C R Vyas in 1996. Pancham Nishad Creatives Pvt.Ltd. has till date organised and managed several cultural events, in particular the Indian Classical Music Concerts, throughout India. It was the first company that introduced thematic concerts in India like Sur Sagar, Todi Mahotsav, Midnight Melodies, Grishma Ritu Sangeet, Winter Vintage, Tapasya, Siddhi, Rangwani, Magan Hoi Meera, Spiritual Morning with Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Zakir Hussain’s, Amjad Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan.
The second day of Aarohi continued with an enchanting and harmonious evening.
Day 2 of the festival started with the talented Hindustani Classical vocalist Dhananjay Hegde. A child sensation, Dhananjay was identifying the shruthi or musical note of a car horn or temple bell at the age of four. He mesmerized the audience with his knowledge of the ragas.
Sarang Kulkarni was greeted with great cheers from the audience. The multi faceted musician who has won ‘SAAM Gurukul’ a show conducted by ‘SAAM Marathi’ managed to strike an immediate chord with the audience. His singing abilities have been appreciated by Pt Hriday Nath Mangeshkar.
The evening ended with a performance by Suchismita Das who sang in her mellifluous voice and ended the two day music fest on a high note. Suchismita Das Gupta has won many prestigious awards in music, including the best National Classical Singer award and received the designation of “Scholar” at ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkatta.
Shashi Vyas the organizer of Pancham Nishad was overwhelmed by the response he received from the audience in Mumbai. He said “I am very happy with the outcome of this show, classical music is like the heritage of India, I feel proud to bring these talented youngsters on stage and thank them for their support.”
Aarohi highlights the young artistes in their thirties and believes in “CATCHING ‘EM YOUNG”. The two day festival is organized with the intention to welcome the patrons who have keen interest in listening to Indian Classical Music rather than a well known artiste.”