Violinist Johar Ali mesmerizes the audience

Bokaro: World-renowned violinist, Johar Ali of Rampur and Patiala Gharana, son and disciple of  Internationally acclaimed violinist late Ustad Gohar Ali Khan mesmerized thousands of students of DPS Bokaro with his soulful violin music of some of the most popular and best-known folk and classical music compositions at the school campus on Monday.

Setting the tone of the concert Johar began with ‘Raag Megh and Raag Ahir Bhairav’ followed by and its aalap and Jugalbandi of Tabla and Violin.

The maestro then played the tunes of ‘Sare Jahan Se Aacha’ and folk tunes from Gujrat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir which kept the cheering students and teachers on their toes harping repeated praises.

The presentation ‘Bilambit Laay in Teen -Taal’ followed by the rendition of melodious ‘sur’ and ‘taal’ tunes of ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ enthralled the audience.

Later in an interactive session, Ali answered questions of students on contemporary and changing role of music and about its minute details on Ragas and musical instruments also.

Promoting the priceless cultural heritage rooted in Indian culture and traditions, DPS Bokaro organized yet another edition of SPICMACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth) today.

Ali is also known for performing in thousands of Indian Musical concerts in India and abroad who have been awarded ‘Outstanding Category Artist’ by Indian council of cultural relation, (ICCR) was the main performer of the day.  He is also known for composing music for ‘Festival of India’ Indonesia, ‘South Pacific Games’ Fiji and French Movie.

Recently he has composed music for SWACHH BHARAT MISSION, Ministry of Urban Development Government of India. He has also represented India in UN, on the occasion of 60 years of UNESCO celebration at Paris.

Ali was accompanied on Tabla by Anup Ghosh, a senior disciple of tabla maestro Pt. Shyamal Bose and a recipient of Senior Fellowship from Ministry of Culture Government of India.

Felicitating the maestro Johar Ali, Dr. Hemlata S Mohan, Secretary of SPICMACAY Jharkhand State Chapter, expressed her gratitude towards the organisation (SPICMACAY) for the upliftment of Indian music and the cultural plethora reminding the students that they were privileged to be audience of great musical maestros time and again who are regularly being invited by SPICMACAY.

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