Joyous rendition

Kathmandu: On the occasion of India’s 59th Independence Day celebration, the Embassy of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations organised a classical musical concert by renowned classical musicians, Pandit Mukesh Sharma and Anupriya at Birendra International Convention Centre on August 13.

Sharma, a leading exponent of the sarod from India, moved the lovers of classical music with fine flourishes on his instrument to accurately render the ragas he played. Accompanying him was Anupriya, promising and outstanding violinist, who is well known for her fusion of vocal renditions and prowess on the instrument.

The duet of the two great artistes made the show an outstanding one. On one of their numbers, Nepali artistes from Sukarma band - Dr Dhurbesh Chandra Regmi on the sitar, Shyam Nepali on sarangi, Pramod Upadhaya on tabla and Jeeban Ale on the flute — joined them. Established in 1997, Sukarma is trying its best to introduce Nepali folk and classical music to the international arena.

The artistes are going to perform in Birgunj on August 15 and also in Pokhara.