SPIC MACAY LEC-DEM
Delhi Public School provides an excellent platform in reviving and promoting the Indian classical music and dance and in this series it keeps inviting artists from around the world so that the generations of wisdom can be imbibed in our children.
On November 17, 2017, students of Delhi Public School Patna of class VI to VIII got a chance to witness 'The Auspicious Sound of Shehnai' organized by Spic Macay by the well-known Shehnai players Pt. Sanjeev Shankar and Pt. Ashwani Shankar. Shankar Brothers were accompanied by Pt. Mithilesh Jha on tabla. Born in a family of musicians of Banaras gharana in which Shehnai & flute are played for the last 450 years and over, Pt. Sanjeev & Pt. Ashwani manifested their strong affinity towards music at the age of seven and five. Sanjeev & Ashwani also had the privilege to learn Shehnai from their grandfather, the legendary Shehnai player Pt. Anant Lal. The Shankar brothers have to their credit a wide spectrum of performances and have mesmerized the audiences at various music festivals. In all their performances the brother duo touched the hearts of the listeners worldwide and were critically acclaimed and praised by both, the exponents and the critics of the music world.
MShankar Brothers wove magic with their shehnai strains. The duo started with an alaap, followed by gat in madya laya and then drut laya teen tal in Vrindavani Sarang an afternoon raag and ended the performance with Gandhi's favourite bhajan, ‘Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram’. They enthralled the students with their scintillating presentation.Thereafter there was an open session for the audience where few students asked questions which were answered by the eminent gurus. It’s very true that music has an everlasting impact and tranquilizes the mind and so was the performance by the great artist.
The musical rendition reverberated the atmosphere. The programme concluded with the acknowledgement by Ms. Chetna Jha where she also presented the mementos to the distinguished artistes.