GUWAHATI, Sept 26 - Under the aegis of State Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Sangeet Bharati curated a melodious cultural evening titled �Aahine Bojale� on Sunday evening at the Rabindra Bhawan here.
The programme started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Deba Prasad Misra, Director, Cultural Affairs, Assam. The first item on the agenda was a flute recital by the students of Sangeet Bharati who have been trained under well-known flute artiste Dipak Sharma.
�Sangeet Bharati, as an institute of learning was founded five years back and this is our maiden attempt to bring the performances of its students in front of an august gathering,� said Guru Dipak Sharma.
It was a star-studded event with numerous performances by eminent artistes. Accomplished and versatile Sattriya dance maestro Anita Sharma enthralled the audience with her graceful Krishna Vandana along with enacting two of Srimanta Sankaradeva�s plays and Madhabdev�s Borgeet through her dance performance. The students of Barnali Dance Academy also put up brilliant dance performances.
Another brilliant performance was by Neelabh Sharma who played the Mohan veena. Neelabh�s guru Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is a Grammy-winning artiste and the Mohan veena is his own invention. Neelabh was accompanied by Kaushik Konwar on the tabla.
The highlight of the programme was a performance by three-time Grammy nominated flute artist Pandit Ajay Prasanna, who started training at the tender age of three. His performance left the audience mesmerised.
The programme ended with a performance by Dipak Sharma as a tribute to Band of Brothers, a fusion band which brings together Western and Indian music. Noted journalist Jaykanta Sharma and flute maestro Prabhat Sharma were felicitated on the occasion.