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‘Jugalbandi’ – New movie about Indian Classics… with Amjad Ali Khan’s family clan.

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on February 19, 2013

‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’ director to begin ‘Jugalbandi

… by Subhash K Jha

Feb 19, 2013, 15:57PM IST

Sameer Sharma of ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’ fame would be setting his next film ‘Jugalbandi’ in the world of Hindustani classical music.

And the challenge for the director is to make the intricate complex and elitist world of ragas and gharanas accessible to the young. Sameer has taken on the challenge head on. The raga-imbued music score of ‘Jugalbandi’, the story of two musicians – the guru and shagird – would be done by Amit Trivedi.

Trivedi did the Punjab-flavoured score of Sameer Sharma’s ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’.

Says Sharma, “Nowhere in ‘Luv Shuv…’ could you tell that Punjabi music was given by Gujarati music composer. Amit Trivedi creates a sound that crosses borders. And he’s very knowledgeable about all kinds of music.So he’s my guy for the sound of Jugalbandi.”

The question that may haunt some out there is, how interested would today’s average youngsters be in classical Indian music?

English: Amjad Ali Khan in concert at Kuthira ...

English: Amjad Ali Khan in concert… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sameer Sharma, whose first-cousin Neema is married to Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s son, has grown up amidst classical sounds.

Sameer has an answer. “We make too many presumptions and suppositions about the tastes of youngsters. Shastriya sangeet is not the punjee(property) of the elite . We need to bring it to a contemporary platform without diluting it.”

Sameer intends to mix traditional Hindustani classical sounds with western sounds.

“I don’t want Jugalbandi to be restricted only to classical music. I’d also like to bring elements of jazz, etc into the range of the film’s theme. Amit Trivedi is well equipped for this,” says Sameer.

(Source: 02/2013 – Daily Bhaskar | Entertainment >> Bollywood)

Sameer Sharma about LSTCK…

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (Official Trailer)…

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Bhubaneswar: Classical genres meet at music conference

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on February 19, 2013

TNN | Feb 19, 2013, 06.03 AM IST

Dr. Damodar Hota  (photo credit: Swar Ranag)

Dr. Damodar Hota (photo credit: Swar Ranag)

BHUBANESWAR: Three genres of Indian classical music – Carnatic, Hindustani and Udra Paddhatiya – were presented at the annual Tridhara national classical music conference at Rabindra Mandap here on Sunday.

The festival was organized by city-based Swar Ranga, which imparts classical music training.

Pandit Damodar Hota... (photo credit: Swar Ranag)

Pandit Damodar Hota… (photo credit: Swar Ranag)

“The objective of the concert is to promote and popularize the Udra Padhatiya style of classical music, which is originally from Odisha. Besides, we wanted to demonstrate similarities and differences between the three styles of classical music,” said Pandit Damodar Hota, instrumental in developing the classical style of music.

‘Raag Kedar’ was presented in the three classical music styles Carnatic, Udra-padhatiya and Hindustani by Tedapalli Loknath Sharma, Damodar Hota and Raj Kishore Acharya respectively.

“By inviting exponents of Hindustani and Carnatic music, I tried to convince them of the uniqueness of the ancient Udra style,” Hota added.

(Source: 02/2013 – The Times of India | City – BHUBANESWAR)

Bhajan by Ms Priyambada Mishra & Pandit Dr. Damodar Hota

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