NCPA to Present Mahakavi Savarkar, 15 Feb

NCPA to Present Mahakavi Savarkar, 15 Feb

After celebrating Maharashtra's historic treasure trove of rich vocal music with Shukratara: celebrating 80 years of Marathi bhavgeet, this month, the NCPA presents 'Mahakavi Savarkar' a musical evening based on the poetry of V. D. Savarkar on 15th February, 2014 at Experimental Theatre. Conceptualized and compered by Dhanashree Lele, the event will witness talented singers Shrirang Bhave and Anjali Date enthrall the audience with V. D. Savarkar's compositions.

Maharashtra has made greatly valuable contributions to vocal music since time immemorial. Today Marathi arts and culture continue to see a growing enthusiasm amongst audience. This New Year, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA Mumbai), India's premiere art and culture institution ventures into a regular programming for music based on Marathi poetry and literature.

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar alias Veer Savarkar was a pro-Independence activist and politician as well as a poet, writer and playwright. Well-known for his radical and revolutionary political approach, he authored several books and poems. Denied pen and paper in Cellular Jail at Andaman, Savarkar wrote his poems on prison walls with thorns and pebbles. Eventually, returning prisoners brought them to India. Some of his poems are the most inspiring and patriotic works in Marathi literature. On the occasion of his 47th death anniversary, NCPA is honoured to present a musical programme based on the brilliant poetry of this great son of India.

Dr. Suvarnalata Rao, Musicologist and Head ? Programming (Indian Music), NCPA, says, "At the NCPA, we are constantly working at introducing new programming elements for our audiences. Marathi sangeet is extremely rich and we would like to offer it to our audiences on a regular basis. In addition to this one, we will be hosting events on music based on Marathi poetry and literature at regular intervals throughout the year."

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