Release of DVDs on Pt. Mani Prasad and Pt. Dalchand Sharma
27 July 2016
Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi-1
IGNCA presents “Masters of Hindustani Classical Music”, a series of recordings reverberating the subcontinent’s unbroken lineages in music. The artists have generously contributed to the archives of IGNCA. This DVD is a selection from the archives, which gives a glimpse of the rich wealth of the traditional compositions.
IGNCA has recorded 25 great masters of Hindustani Classical Music. For enriching our music archives, DVDs of a selection of the recordings are being released. The present DVDs are 9th and 10th in the series.
Pt. Mani Prasad
One of the well-known exponents in khayaal style of singing, Pt. Mani Prasad has attained eminence as a vocalist and guru. He belongs to a musical family of Bikaner in Rajasthan. His family has been nurturing the dhrupad and khayaal styles for centuries. Pt. Mani Prasad’s ancestors-Pt. Shakti Lal, Bassi Ram, Mangat Ram, Shankar Lal and his father Pt. Sukhdev Prasad have enriched the dhrupad and khayaal gayaki. Their creations fulfilled the urge for innovative singing. They were frequently invited to perform at all the major music festivals of north India. Under the tutelage of his father who left no stone unturned to teach and encourage him, Pt. Mani Prasad learnt Kirana gayaki in its entirety.
Pt. Dalchand Sharma
Pt. Dalchand Sharma, one of the greatest proponents of Pakhawaj achieved success and popularity at a young age. He was privileged to learn the instrument from stalwarts , Pt. Tota Ram Sharma and Padma Shri Pt. Purushottam Dasji. Considered to be Grade A artist, he is presently engaged in teaching at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Delhi. Pt. Dalchand Sharma along with his troupe has been mesmerizing audiences both nationally and internationally. No wonder, he has been bestowed with several awards including Swathitirunal Samman (Varanasi), Delhi Ratan (Delhi), Mridand Mani (Delhi), Sangeet Shiromani (Delhi), Sangeet Martand (Jaipur) and many more.
The release will be followed by music concerts by artists.
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