ICCR Thumri festival 2012 – Pt Birju Maharaj, Vidushis Uma Sharma and Saswati Sen

Natkat Umaji with Kanhaiya Birju Maharaj
Natkat Umaji with Kanhaiya Birju Maharaj

 

What an evening it was! It was first Vidhushi Uma Sharma regaling the audience with her Natkat andaaz (mischievous style). Then the versatile Birju Maharaj showing his mastery over Gayaki as well as Narthanam! Very few people I have seen who have mastered both and also very many instruments. Perhaps Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna may give Birju Maharaj a close competition on versatility. Then Saswati sen ji is always around to prod and bring out the best from Birju Maharaj ji. The final stanza of the day was the small gig that Uma ji had with Birju Maharaj.. The connect going back to over 50 years!

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