On the occasion of the festival of colours Holi, Bangalore International Centre had arranged an interesting event “Hindustani vocal recital” by Shri. Dattatreya L. Velankar on Friday, 18th March, 2011 at 6:30 pm at its auditorium. Shri. Velankar was the lead singer and was accompanied by Shri. Jagdeesh Kurtukoti (on Tabla), Shri. Madhusoodan Bhat (on Harmonium), Shri. Ajit (on Tanpura) and Shri. Bastian (on Tanpura).
The performance started with Rag Durga, a beautiful evening Rag whose compositions were set on Madhya Lay Jhaptal and Dhrut Teentaal. After this Rag, he presented Rag Shankara, which was a fast composition set in Ektaal, and which indicated a very vibrant and melodious mood. He also presented a Chota Khayl in Rag Kafi, a holi song- Aaj Khele Shyama Sanga Holi. The performance ended with a very soothing Bhajan.
The audience enjoyed the evening and appreciated the performance of Shri Velankar and the artists accompanying him.