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A Hindustani Classical music concert was organized at the JKK Gardens on the occasion of 24th Foundation Day of ‘Jawahar Kala Kendra’ (JKK). The melodious voice of Professor Suman Yadav with the serenity of the Morning Ragas, enthralled the audience. The programme began with a tribute to Padam Vibhushan Shrimati ‘Kishori Amonkar’.


Mahabharat directed by Anurupa Roy was also presented at JKK. The play answered various questions – If humans are basically peace loving, then why do wars take place? Does an individualistic sense of truth and justice lead to an apocalypse? Could the characters have averted war or were they doomed for destruction? Mahabharat reflected this eternal contradiction of our human existence. This performance was carried out using various props like puppets, masks, shadow puppets and materials. The play looked at the Mahabharat as a dynamic narrative which has evolved over a few thousand years through the sung verses of Togalu Gombeyatta’s Sillakeyata Mahabharat and remains relevant in the new search of contemporary puppeteers.


Renowned sitar player, Pandit Shubhendra Rao performed at the ‘Music In The Park’ on Saturday at the Central Park in Jaipur. He was accompanied by the renowned Tabla player, Ustad Akram Khan. Pandit Shubhendra performed Raag –‘ Puriya Dhanashree’ with Aalap , Jod, Jhalaa. This he began with ‘Roopak Taal’ and the ‘Dhrut Ektaal’. Later, he mesmerized the audience with Raag ‘Mishra Pilu’ in Vilambit Drut Teen Tal.
The event was organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan along with the Jaipur Development Authority and Spic Macay.

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