Rajiv Kala Mandir will present Hindustani vocalist Sanjeev Chimmalgi’s Concert on August 11 at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda from 6.30p.m. to 8.30p.m. He will render the khayal gayaki with some natyasangeet and abhang.
Sanjeev Chimalgi is a prominent and promising Hindustani classical singer, with a career of over 25 years performing at music festivals all over India, as well as in the UK, USA, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. His concerts are noted for the fluidity and grace with which he presents a raga and the delicacy of his approach to ‘bol’ and ‘svar’.
His classical music imbibes important aspects of the Gwalior, Kirana and Agra gharanas. He has sung film-songs in Hindi, Marathi and Telugu. Recently he sang the title song ‘Jio re Bahubali’ for ‘Baahubali-2 – The Conclusion’ (in Hindi) with Daler Mehndi and Ramya Behara for composer MM Kreem. Sanjeev has sung 145 raga-based bhajans for a single devotional album ‘Bhaktiprem Lahari’ and has featured in two Grammy nominated albums ‘Rise’ and ‘Traveller’ by Anoushka Shankar.
He began training at age 12 under Krishna Lahiri and Prabhakar Gune. He then received in-depth exposure to the Kirana style, under the guidance of Pt Madhav Gudi. The longest and most rigorous phase of his training was under the tutelage of Pt C R Vyas who taught him numerous traditional compositions and ragas, and initiated him into the Gwalior style. Currently Sanjeev is learning the aesthetics of the bandish under Pt Satyasheel Deshpande and voice under Pt Rajendra Manerikar.
Sanjeev also promotes the baithak parampara which he feels is the best environment to perform and listen to Indian classical music. Along with like-minded friends he has started ‘Manthan’ a forum for enjoying the music.
(The event is open to all)