Thriving on creative challenges
Well-known vocalist Sanjeev Abhyankar may have come a long way from the time he was hailed as child prodigy, but even today his face possesses a child-like innocence. In Chandigarh for Pracheen Kala Kendra's Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan, the National Award winning vocalist shares how every performance for him is a new experience. Over to the gifted disciple of Pandit Jasraj, who has been mesmerising listeners ever since he took to the stage some three decades ago.
notes: Sanjeev Abhyankar
Maverick at work
Maverick, irreverent or quite simply Gen Y artist…call him by whatever name, versatile and talented sitarist Purbayan Chatterjee is not going to change the way he is. He says unabashedly, "I am going to behave, act and talk my age and not some fifty-year-old just because I am a classical musician." Is it any wonder then that the analogy he uses to explain the chemistry of jugalbandis is drawn from cricket, "the rapport between two musicians doing jugalbandi is comparable to a cricket partnership." And the process of making music he likens to the act of making love, "instinctive, with good musical partners."
FACETS: Purbayan Chatterjee
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Bound by a cause
The picturesque locales, with ripe wheat crops and denuded poplar trees, on the banks of river Sutlej at Mao Sahib epitomize the beauty of Punjab. It is precisely what is being captured during the shooting of Punjabi movie Punjab Bolda, which is taking place in these scenic locations. The movie, however, focuses on modern-day issues that plague Punjab, including corruption and drug addition.
A still from the movie Punjab Bolda
With Bollywood having penetrated in markets across the globe, our industry is increasingly seeing the influx of artistes from different countries.
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