A day & night Hindustani classical music festival ‘Impu’ organised by Pandit Taranath Foundation commenced this morning at Navajyothi auditorium at the premises of JSS Women’s College in Saraswathipuram here.

The programme featuring vocal and instrumental versions of Hindustani music commenced at 8.30 am and will conclude at 11 pm.

The programme was inaugurated by Sarod Maestro Pt. Rajeev Taranath and singer Pt. Indudhar Nirodi by strumming the tamboori in unison.

The performers include Ustad Fayaz Khan, Pt. Parameshwar Hegde, Pt. Narasimha Vadavati, Pt. Prabhir Bhattacharya, Poornima Bhat Kulkarni, Sameer Rao, Ravishankar Mishra, Sarfaraz Khan, Sanjana Koushik and Nishan S. Hiranmayi, with Pt. Rajeev Taranath winding up the show with a Sarod recital, beginning from 9.30 pm and concluding at 11 pm.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajeev Taranath paid rich tributes to his legendary father musician Pt. Taranath, claiming that the latter was a multi-faceted talent with immense skills. He opined that music had the power to soothe any disturbed mind.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore