Bhubaneswar: As April 1 marks the annual celebration for formation of new Odisha state way back in 1936 on the same day, Music in Park, the signature project of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) to promote quality music, will have Odissi music recital by the local artists and musicians on the eve of the famous occasion on March 31 at Indira Gandhi Park, this Friday.
The other attraction of the Music in Park programme, however, Anoop Misra, eminent classical singer from Banaras Gharana.
He will be accompanied by Aryan Misra (Vocal), Simanchal Maharana (Tabla), Pranaya Kumar Palei (Harmonium), Sumanta Maharana and Santoash Kumar Dash on Tanpura.
The Odissi music performance, on the other hand, will be done in four phases, i.e. Jagannath Astakam by Sankaracharya, Raganga Parjaya (session) with Raga Bajra Kanti and Tala Eka Tali and song “Nikunje Jaana Braja Jubaraja Kanha’’. The lyricist is Kabi Loknath Rath. The Natyanga Parjaya (session) with Raga Pilu (Mishra) and Tala Khemata and song “Barijakshi Manaru Mana Baridere’’ with lyrics by Kabi Surya Baladeba Rath will be followed by Chhanda in another session.
The Odissi recital will be performed by the students of Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalay, Bhubaneswar.
While the music direction will be given by Guru Bijay Kumar Jena, Guru Ramahari Das, an eminent vocalist in Odissi Music will inaugurate the event.
The famous classical singer also performed in many important events in Paris, Rome, Milan and Vienna and was conferred with Surmani Award in 2001 in Mumbai.