Honoring one of India’s all time musical greats, Mia Tansen, students and Teachers of Sathya Sai
Mirpuri College of Music presented a Musical
offering titled ‘Tansen Samaroh’ this evening here in Prasnathi Nilayam.
Tansen Samaroh is an annual four-day musical extravaganza organized in Behad village of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, the birthplace of Tansen, honoring the legend.
In the evening, the presentation commenced in Sai Kulwanth hall with an introductory speech by Prof (Ms) Indrani Chakravarti, Principal, Sathya Sai Mirpuri College of Music. Hailing Tansen a ‘
Tradition by himself’, Prof Chakravarti, then briefed about Indian Classical Music, recalling Tansen’s greater contribution. Tansen, who was one of the nine gems at Emperor Akbar’s court, invented the musical tradition, ‘Gharana’, that survived time and tradition till today. It was the Emperor, who honored the musician with the title ‘Mia’ meaning ‘one who is learned and honored’.
The team began the ‘Samaroh’ with an offering to Maa Saraswathi singing “Maa Saraswathi Sharade…”. A Mira Bhajan next, Mhare Ghar Aaoji in Nirguni style, was followed by a Veena recital in Rag Desh, Teen Taal… . A Khayal, a modern genre of classical singing, involving imaginative style, Lagan Lagi Tumare Charan Ki… in Rag Rageshwari, Teental, a ‘Tabla ensemble’ in Teental followed up, before the concluding piece of fusion music, a Tarana in Rag Yaman, Teental.
Sheer talents, picked by the Divine Hands, peaked to excellence in this beautiful evening, presenting a classical presentation enthralling the Master, who is verily watching the proceedings in Prasanthi in His omnipresent form.
Bhajans continued and ended with Mangala Arathi, marking the end of the proceedings.