"Ananda Dhwani literally means Happy Melody! Happiness and Peace through music is what Ananda Dhwani symbolizes. The seeds of Ananda Dhwani were sown by renowned Sitarist, Late Pandit Deepak Chaudhury and it is being nurtured by his student Sangeet Ratna Shree Prabir Bhattacharya, along with others.You could be a professional or an amateur, a student, a teacher or an audience, but if its music which makes you smile, you are part of the world of Ananda Dhawni. "

Students of Music and Dance  practice practice practice...... Hear the renditions by maestros..... attend as many live concerts as you can.......

Practicing Music is like Praying.........

Press Conference 2019

At the  Ananda Dhwani press conference, the Carnatic - Hindustani Mandolin ensemble made an impromtu presentation! Only Pandit Anubrata Chatterjee was missing.
Come hear this energetic team perform at the inaugural concert of Whitefield Music Festival 2019 on Saturday, November 16th at 5 pm .
Whitefield Music Festival 2019 Concluding Concert : Hindustani Vocal Recital by Ustad Rashid Khan (Padma Shri), with Pandit Subhankar Banerjee on the table, Ustad Murad Ali on the Sarangi and Pandit Vinay Mishra on the harmonium.
Master Armaan Khan will also be on stage to give his father vocal support!
Sunday, November 17th 2019, Inner Circle Grounds, 7 PM

Ustad Rashid Khan , belongs to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, and is the great-grandson of Gharana founder, Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan. The Rampur-Sahaswan gayaki (style of singing) is closely related to the Gwalior Gharana, which features medium-slow tempos, a full-throated voice and intricate rhythmic play. 

Whitefield Music Festival Concert 3:
 Sarod Recital by Pandit Rajeev Taranath( Padma Shri) with Pandit Nayan Ghosh on the Tabla
Saturday, 16th November 2019 at 7 pm
The Sarod is a stringed instrument, used mainly in Hindustani music
The word sarod roughly translates to "beautiful sound" or "melody" in PersianLalmani Misra opines in his Bharatiya Sangeet Vadya that the sarod is a combination of the ancient chitravina, the medieval rubab and modern sursingar.
The conventional sarod is a 17 to 25-stringed lute-like instrument.The strings are plucked with a triangular plectrum(java). The lack of frets and the tension of the strings make the sarod a very demanding instrument to play.
Whitefield Music Festival 2019 : Concert 4
Sitar Recital by Pandit Prabir Bhattacharya with Tabla maestro Pandit Kumar Bose
Sunday November 17th , 5 pm
The Sitar is a plucked stringed instrument, originating from the Indian subcontinent, used in Hindustani classical music. The instrument flourished under the Mughals, and it is named after a Persian instrument called the setar(meaning three strings). In appearance, the sitar is similar to the tanpura, except that it has frets.

Behind the scenes: Whitefield Music Festival 2019

The story of the famed  Konarak Sun Temple on Wheels will be recreated by Ohom Arteffects under the supervision of Robin Majumdar as the stage. The stage will feature the exquisite  temple architecture sculptured in wood n thermacol, unbelievably close to the original by the artist's team lead by Goutam Chakraborty, known for his stagecraft for more than two decades at various events.


Our Inspiration: Sitar Maestro Late Pandit Deepak Choudhury

Ananda Dhwani Music Trust’s inspiration, Late Pandit Deepak Choudhury, was one of the foremost disciples of the much revered genius, Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Deepakji was considered to be one of the doyens of the Maihar Gharana, in his generation of musicians. Besides performing in concerts the world over, he was a faculty in the Department of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, till his demise.

The name ‘Ananda Dhwani’ originates from the Raga Anandhwani, composed by Deepakji. The Raga is a blend of the Carnatic Raga, Hamsadhwani and the Hindustani Raga, Anandi Kalyan.

Through Ananda Dhwani, the legend of Deepakji will be carried forward by his students and grand students, led by his foremost student, Sangeet Ratna Shri Prabir Bhattacharya.

 Our Heartfelt Pranams to Pandit Deepak Choudhuryji for his inspiration.

Deepakji image collage
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