The Bhopalites enjoyed the tunes of classical music under the Gamak series here on Wednesday. The classical singing and kathak dance performance was held at Madhya Pradesh State Tribal Museum Youtube channel.

Here on Wednesday, Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet and Kala Akademi’s ‘Classical Singing’ by Nikhil Ramesh Walker and companion, Bhopal and ‘Kathak Dance’ by Mudra Bandre and team, Indore was broadcast on the YouTube channel of the department.

Nikhil Ramesh Walker and team began the classical performance with Chhota Khayal Madhyalay in Raag Puriya Dhanashree was composed in three talas – Payaliya Jhankaye Mori, Shri Krishna Rasleela song based on Mishra Pahari – Kanhaiya Mohe Rang Na , based on Raga Mishra Megh. It was followed with the hymn Nisdin Barsaat Nain Hamare by Sant Surdas.

He was accompanied on Tabla by Ashesh Upadhyay, on Harmonium by  Aman Malak.

Nikhil Ramesh Walkre has been doing classical singing for the last twelve years, he received his initial education in singing from his father Shri Ramesh Walkre (Gwalior Gharana) and then from  Jayshree Sawagunji (Kirana Gharana), Bhopal.

He has completed his B.A from Gandharva Mandal, Mumbai, Sangeet Visharad, Raja Man Singh Tomar University, Gwalior. Received the degree of Muse and M. Muse.

He has received the Best Musician Award from All India Radio, Bhopal.

Source: Daily Pioneer


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