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Press Release |  08 Jan 2019 12:31 |  By RnMTeam

Morning Raga series100th Pratahswar to feature soulful voice of begum Parveen Sultana

MUMBAI: ‘Pratahswar’ a morning raga series by Pancham Nishad in its 13th year presents 100th concert featuring the Diva of Indian Classical music Begum Parveen Sultana with talented tabla Player Mukundraj Deo and Shrinivas Acharya for Harmonium. The concert is scheduled on Sunday, 13th January, 2018 and will begin at 6.30 a.m. at Kala Prangan, Pu. La. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi (Open Foyer). A non-ticketed concert and is open to all.

12 years back a simple thought of giving the discerning listeners of Indian Classical Music an opportunity to listen to morning ragas under the ambience of natural surroundings once a month sans monsoon season prompted Pancham Nishad to start a monthly concert series titled ‘Pratahswar’ at the Kala Prangan of Pu.La.Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy. Little did we realize that this was a maiden effort in the city of Mumbai and probably in the entire nation that proved to be a runaway success story says Shashi Vyas – Founder and Director of Pancham Nishad.

Over the years, Pratahswar which commenced with a small family of music enthusiasts has grown into a big joint family. It gives us tremendous joy to make a special mention that ‘Pratahswar’ has never repeated any artiste in its 99 concerts till date. It has featured many talented artiste such as Samrat Pandit, Sahana Banerjee, Niladri Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Ramakant Gaikwad to veteran musicians such as Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ulhas Kashalkar, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande N. Rajam and to name a few.  Pratahswar is considered to be a “Brand Event” in the world of Indian Classical Music having built a loyal audience of about 700 discerning listeners in the early hours of the day.

Pratahswar, concert series of morning ragas is presented on a Sunday morning once a month from October to May of next year featuring mainly young and senior talented artistes. The duration of the concert is two hours.