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Girija- A Life Time in Music

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 16, 2014

you have heard Girija Devi in our radio shows…. here comes a 2 hours documentary (availabale on DVD)…



Produced by Madhu Chandra and Sudha Datta and directed by Debapriya Adhikary, Samanwaya Sarkar and Sankalp Meshram; with a running time of over 2 hours, Girija- A Life time in Music is a labour of love that takes us into the world of Padma Bhushan , Girija Devi- one of the finest contemporary Hindustani vocalists of our times.

In the film, a student of Girija Devi recalls an incident- of how one day Appa ji, as Girija Devi is lovingly referred to by her students and younger members of the music fraternity, was sitting in the verandah and suddenly called out to her. It was drizzling outside, she recalls and Appaji asked her to extend her arm and feel the rain drops. “Feel it,” she told her-“this is the jhir jhir barse sawan ras bundiya that we sing about. Feel how softly the drops fall. Now if you take a big…

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