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Time : 3rd and 4th November 2007, 7PM-10PM

Venue : Sahayog Mandir, Ghantali, Thane (W)

Note : Tickets will cost a nominal Rs. 50 for the 2 day event. One day tickets cannot be purchased.
For ticket purchase please contact Abhay Marathe at the V S Marathe Jewellers, Ram Maruti Road, Thane (W) 25424786
or Adwait Joshi - 98201 15105 or Ashok Joshi - 98201 57418

News Paper Reviews of the festival : Times of India, Loksatta

Pictures of the festival :
SwarGanga Music Festival 2007
(12 pictures)

Video clips of the festival :

Audio clips of the festival :

Day 1

Smt Moumita Mitra (A disciple of Shri Anjan Majumdar & Pt A T Kanan) - Vocal
Shri Pritam Polley - Tabla
Shri Chaitanya Kunte (A disciple of Dr. Arawind Thatte) - Harmonium

Shri Abhay Phagre (A disciple of Pt Raghunath Seth) - Flute
Shri Mayank Bedekar - Tabla

Day 2

Shri Shashank Maktedar (A disciple of Pt Ulhas Kashalkar) - Vocal
Shri Milind Pote - Tabla
Shri Chaitanya Kunte (A disciple of Dr. Arawind Thatte) - Harmonium

Dr. Arawind Thatte - Harmonium Solo
Pt Mukundraj Deo - Tabla

Moumita MitraBorn in 1980, Moumita has learnt Music from Lt. Pt.A.Kannan and his student Sri Anjan Majumdar. She possesses an outstanding voice and has a distinguishing 'gayaki' of her own. She is a national scholarship holder in Khayal from The Dept. of Culture of Indian Govt.. Winner of many prestigious competitions of Classical and semi-classical vocal, Moumita has been performing in many prestigious concerts. Some of her achievements are, winning the first position at well as the championship award for Khayal and Thumri in The Doverlane Music Competition in the years 2002 and 2005 respectively. She was given the honour to perform at the inauguration ceremony of Doverlane Music Conference on its Golden Jubilee celebration in 2002. She has been conferred the title of 'Adwitiya 2004' in classical vocal, in the competition organized by Anandabazar Patrika and Shalimar. 2nd runners up in the All India based khayal competition by Swar Vilas, Gujrat. She has 3 music albums to her credit, an album from HMV titled 'Ei Prothom' on Bengali Modern songs released in 2000, from Music 2000 titled 'Journey of a musical soul' on khayal released in 2006, thumri-dadra, and from P&M Records titled 'Solely musical a musical soul' on thumri-dadra released in 2007.

Moumita has performed in the periodical programme organized by The Doverlane Music Conference in the year 2002, Swar Vilas(Gujrat) in 2004 and 2005, The Youth Conference on Indian Classical Music organized by Subhas Sanskriti Parishad, Kolkata in 2003, Aanandi's Annual Classical Music Conference in Kolkata in 2005 and 2006, Dhwani's Annual Classical Music Conference at Murshidabad in 2006, Chhondobani's Annual Music Conference in Kolkata in 2007, Madhyami's Classical Music Conference in 2007, concert organized by P&M Records in 2007 on the occasion of her CD release. She has also performed as a title music artist in 'Dhondo' (a Telefilm on Tara Music), background vocalist in 'Porojibon' (Telefilm on Tara Music) and 'Shudhu Tomari Jonno' (short telefilm on Etv Bangla). Presently performing as a regular artist of Tara Music, she has also performed for various TV channels like Etv Bangla, Zee Bangla, Tara Music, Doordarshan Kolkata. Academically she is a first class graduate in Computer Science (hons.) from Calcutta University.
Abhay Phagre

Imbibing the musical temperament from his family, Abhay Phagre was initiated into the world of Indian Classical Music at a very young age. He had his initial training in Tabla under the guidance of Prof. Kiran Deshpande of Bhopal and later he graduated from the Khalragarh University of Music. Simultaneously, flute, inspired him and thereafter became the medium of expression of his musical creativity. Abhay received his early training in flute from Shri Ravindra Garuda at Bhopal, thereafter, he became a disciple of the flute maestro Pt Raghunath Seth at mumbai.

Abhay's musical talent is not restricted to performance. He is a composer and has been conducting music for theater and providing accompaniment in classical dance. He has performed at many festivals in India and has toured extensively to Russia, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, England, Morocco, Brazil and Japan. He is also associated with the All India Radio at Bhopal

Shashank Maktedar, a promising vocalist of the present generation, Shashank Maktedar began learning classical music from his father, Shri Shamrao Maktedar. After acquiring a Masters Degree in music, Shashank joined ITC Sangeet Research Academy in 1990 as a resident scholar being trained by Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. He has not looked back since. Awarded the Jadu Bhatta Puraskar in 1996, Shashank emerged from the Academy in 2000. Blessed with a melodious voice, he has performed at numerous prestigious music conferences all over India and abroad and is fast emerging as a name to contend with. In recognition of his performance, he has been awarded the Kala Kiran Award for upcoming musicians by the Aditya Birla Foundation, Mumbai, as well as the Ramkrishna Vaze Puraskar by the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Pune. At present he is on the faculty of the Goa College of Music.
Arawind Thatte

Born [1958] in a musical family of intellectuals, with both his father and brother exponents of Harmonium, Dr. Arawind Thatte naturally learned the instrument on his own as a child. He also played Tabla under the guidance of Late Pt. G.L.Samant. He was trained in vocal music in Bharat Gayan Samaj (Pune). He then received guidance and encouragement from Shri. Suhas Datar and Shri.Sudhir Datar. From 1981 to 1996, he was closely associated with Pt. Jasraj, both as a disciple (for vocal music) and a Harmonium accompanist.

Dr. Thatte, he has contributed considerably, towards establishing Harmonium as a solo instrument. He has given many solo performances, and has delighted and held spellbound his audiences with his own distinct classic style. He is a second rank holder at graduation, in the University of Poona, a first class M.Sc., 'A' grade M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics. Excellent tuning, melodious playing, clarity of notes even at high speed, maintaining continuity of notes whenever required, excellent self evolved style of fingering, beautiful cross - rhythmic patterns, various styles of 'Jhala', different kinds of 'Jaaties' (related to 'Laya'), 'Tihaees', pure classical performance with a variety of forms of presentation, the Gwalior style of 'Tappa'(which is very rarely heard), presentation with the blend of vocal as well as instrumental style with special features of the instrument-Harmonium, are some of the highlights of his performance. He is the first one who has considerably developed and presented 'Layakari' on the Harmonium.