HYDERABAD, Aug 16, 2020 (BNC Network): Surmandal, a group of culturally inclined people and music lovers of Hyderabad, organised its first virtual live a Classical and Light Music Concert on Facebook by Dhanashri Deshpande on Sunday morning.
People from across the world watched the prorammes organised in association with iAsiaNews, USA.
According to Mohan Hemmadi, founder of Surmandal, the concert was organised as part of its Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Speaking at the virtual inaugural, Hemmadi wished for the speedy recovery of the legend singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who is battling for life in a hospital in Chennai.
Dhanashri Deshpande started performance with a prayer in rag Ahir Bhairav, a Hindustani Classical Raga, a mixture of Bhairav and the ancient rare raga Ahir for the good health of noted singer SP Balasubrahmanyam. Then she continued her performance with geet based on the same raga.
Dhanashri Deshpande trained versatile singer who has sung along with stalwarts like Suresh Wadkar, Arun Date, Shridhar Phadke, Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar, Sudhesh Bhosle and many more enthralled her audience.
Accompany by Sushant Barve - Tabla ; Kedar Gokhale - Harmonium, she enteretaimed with her melodious voice.
She performed in the Netherlands recently along with Dr Prakash Amte & Mandakini Amte. She also performed in Russia along with Mandhar Udhas some time back. She sings old and new Film songs, Semi-Classical songs, Classical based songs, Bhajans, Sufi and many more genres.
Surmandal was formed in 1969 and ever since since it has introduced many luminaries and legends to the City’s cultural space. Surmandal which is now celebrating Golden Jubilee this year has become synonymous to cultural festivals especially Indian Cultural Festivals.