The eighteenth-century musician Niamat Khan was one of the foremost composers of khayal compositions. Writing with the pseudonym ‘Sadaarang’, Niamat Khan was employed in the royal court of Emperor Muhammad Shah ‘Rangile’. Sadaarang’s compositions continue to be sung by vocalists in the twenty-first century. This concert highlights the melodic, rhythmic and poetic variety experienced in Sadaarang’s compositions. Interpretations by vocalists Noopur Gadgil, Aditya Modak, Bhaggesh Marathe and Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli, highlight the fact that the Hindustani music tradition is not a fossilised entity, but is very much living and contemporary. They will be accompanied on tabla by Swapnil Bhise and on harmonium by Siddhesh Bicholkar and Dnyaneshwar Sonawane.
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Curated by: Aneesh Pradhan, Vocalists: Aditya Modak, Bhaggesh Marathe, Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli, Noopur Gadgil, Tabla: Swapnil Bhise, Harmonium: Dnyaneshwar Sonawane, Siddhesh Bicholkar, Light Design: Harshawardhan Pathak: Sound Engineer Nitin Joshi, Scale Small, Year of Commission 2019