Odisha’s Rajarani Music Festival Enraptures Audience
Bhubaneswar: The second day of the Rajarani Music Festival was a veritable treat for music lovers. The evening began with an Odissi vocal recital by versatile artiste Rupak Kumar Parida. His sang Kadamba Bane Banshi Bajila set to Rag Bajrakanti and Taal Jati written by
Balakrushna Pattanaik followed by La Champu – Lila Nidhi He Laje Mu Galiti Sari and some Bhanga presented by Guru Rupak Kumar Parida. He was accompanied on mardala by Guru Sachidananda Das, on flute by Soumya Ranjan, on harmonium by Balakrushna Jena and on tanpura Basundhara Parida.
It was followed with a flute recital by Vidushi Sikkil Mala Chandrasekhar in Carnatic style. She played different traditional compositions and was accompanied by V V Srinivas Rao on violin, R Ananthakrishnan on Mridangam and Dr K Murali on ghatam.
Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Guru Aruna Mohanty, president, Odisha Sangita Natak Akademi; Manmatha Kumar Satapathy, vice president, Odisha Sangita Natak Akademi; Subodh Chandra Acharya, Joint Director, Odia Language, Literature and Culture; Dr Sikata Das, Chief Executive, GKCM Odissi Research Centre and Prabodh Kumar Rath, Secretary, Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi.
The programme was anchored by Anuja Tarini Mishra.