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Festival of music and dance Sursangam concludes

By ANN Service

GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - Sursangam, a two-day festival of music and dance which concluded at the Rabindra Bhawan here yesterday evening, saw the amalgamation of sangeet, nritya and baidya. Various renowned experts of classical music and dance performed at the two-day event.

On the first day, the event started with a Ganesh Vandana by Marami Medhi and senior students of Sur Sangam. The junior and middle group students of Kathak dance came up with a performance titled �Utpatti�. This was followed by Shuddha Nritya and Angika by the seniors.

There was a poetic dance ballet in Kathak style, �Bhalpuwar Dikchou Batere�, which was recited by actress Malaya Goswami. The students of vocal performed Jyoti Sangeet and Bhajan. There were also a few Sattriya dance performances.

On Sunday evening, several famous artistes performed. There was a recital by senior Kathak exponent Guru Bipul Das, recipient of the prestigious Bishnu Rabha Bota (2015-16) of the Govt of Assam. Vocalist Guru Joyprakash Medhi, who is a music thinker, performer, composer and teacher, performed Raag Puriya Kalyan and Brahmananda Bhajan.

There were two more powerful performances � one by Kathak exponent Anuj Mishra from the Lucknow gharana, who performed Shiv Vandana and the other by Guru Pt Rajendra Gangani, trained in the Jaipur gharana, who performed Shiv Vandana and Shuddha Nritya.

Earlier on the first day, the event was inaugurated by Dhaniram Talukdar, while Swapnanil Barua was present as the guest of honour.

On the second day, Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Nrityacharjya Jatin Goswami inaugurated the event and Raju Das, Director (in-charge), Sangeet Natak Akademi, Guwahati and noted tabla player Sukumar Borthakur were present as esteemed guests.

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