Kozhikode, Jan 14: A live concert of veteran classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj will be held for the first time in the city tomorrow. The programme at Tagore Centenary Hall in the evening will feature Pandit Jasraj accompanied by his disciples Pandita Tripti Mukherjee, Pandit Ramesh Narayan and Pandit Mohan Sharma and Aditya Narayan Banerjee, Vijayaraghavan, Secretary of Kozhikode-based cultural organisation Kala, told a press conference here today. (Also Read: Pandit Jasraj to receive lifetime achievement award)
The two and half hours long live concert “Gokulotsav” is jointly organised by Kala, Calicut, the Mewati Swati Pracharan Sang and Pandit Motiram Narayan Sangeet Gurukul, Kerala. “It is definitely going to be a milestone for the Mewati Swati Gharana when Pandit Ramesh Narayan’s ancestral home at Kannur is donated to the Mewati Swati Gharana for its promotion,” Vijayaraghavan said. “In future, this place will be called as Mewati Swati Kala Gramam, formed with an aim of promoting all kinds of Indian arts with special focus on Indian Classical music,” he said. ? On the occasion, Pandit Jasraj will announce the inauguration of ‘Mewati Swati Kala Gramam’, he added.