Events organize by High Commission of India , Dhaka , Bangladesh
High Commission of India, Dhaka
|March 4, 2011 -Classical Vocal Music Recital by Mrs. Vidya Shah at National Theatre Hall, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka at 6.30 PM|
| The Indira Gandhi Culture Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka is organising “An Evening of Classical Vocal Music Recital” by Mrs. Vidya Shah from India at the National Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 6:30 PM on March 4, 2011.
Born into a family with a rich musical heritage, Vidya Shah began her musical career with South Indian classical music. Thereafter, she undertook formal training in North Indian style of classical from Mrs. Shubha Mudgal and Mr. Mujahid Hussain Khan of the Rampur Gharana in Khayal Gayaki. Vidya is currently training with Shanti Hiranand in the semi-classical genres of thumri, dadra and ghazal.
Blessed with a rich and captivating voice, Vidya has developed an extensive repertoire of Sufi and Bhakti music. She has performed at national and international fora, including Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi during the Centenary Celebration of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, India Festival at Singapore, Assilah International Festival, Morocco, India Festival at Trinidad and Tobago, at the Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany, Jaipur Virasat Festival as well as at the Asia Society in New York. Vidya was on a Pro Helvetia Residency in the Summer of 2010 for concerts, lectures and recordings, with Jazz musicians in Switzerland.
Vidya is the Director of ‘Women on Record’, a project celebrating the gramophone artists from the early twentieth century India through a concert series and a multi-media exhibition. The project is supported by the Ford Foundation. She composed a special CD ‘Sankalp Geet’ for Sadbhavana Diwas on Shri Rajiv Gandhi’s Birth Anniversary for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India.
Vidya’s international discography includes Anja (Realize), Far From Home (Medieval Punditz) and Ahsana Om Shanti. Other releases include Ham Sab, celebrating cultures of Resistance, and Color me in Song, Celebrating Bhakti (CMAC). Her forthcoming CD is a tribute to Faiz Ahmed Faiz on the occasion of his centenary year.
Vidya is an Advisory Member of the Cultural Committee of the South Asia Foundation and is also a Member of Expert Committee of the Zonal Cultural centre. She is the recipient of the Charles Wallace Award for 2010-2011 from the British Council.
Complimentary Passes for the Show may be collected from Monday, February 28, 2011 onwards at Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, House No. 24, Road No. 2, Dhanmondi, Dhaka and from Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (Library & Auditorium) House No. 35, Road No. 24,Gulshan –1, Dhaka. Telephone: 02-8850141; Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.