Rising Star Ronkini Gupta’s Enchanting Morning Performance at ‘Pratahswar’
The world of Indian classical music witnessed a soul-stirring morning performance by the exceptionally talented vocalist Ronkini Gupta at the renowned ‘Pratahswar’ program. This musical extravaganza was meticulously organized by Pancham Nishad in collaboration with the esteemed Rithwik Foundation for Performing Arts (RFPA). Ronkini’s captivating concert is now accessible to music aficionados through RFPA’s digital platform, ‘SHARADA RANGAMANCHA,’ and our YouTube channel.
Raaga Ahir Bhairav – “Kirpa Karo Sai” (Vilambit Ektaal)
Kicking off her mesmerizing performance, Ronkini Gupta embraced the serene and evocative raaga Ahir Bhairav. Her rendition of the bandish “Kirpa Karo Sai” in Vilambit Ektaal (12 beat cycle) set the tone for an enchanting musical journey.
Raaga Ahir Bhairav – “Albela Sajan Aayo Ri” (Addha/Sitarkhani)
Ronkini’s mastery over the intricate nuances of raaga Ahir Bhairav continued as she presented the bandish “Albela Sajan Aayo Ri”, weaving the melodic tapestry into the rhythmic fabric of Addha/Sitarkhani (16 beat cycle).
Raaga Ahir Bhairav – “Bhor Aayi Bheeni Bheeni” (Ektaal – Drut)
In her next offering, Ronkini Gupta displayed her versatility by transitioning to the faster tempo of Drut Ektaal (12 beat cycle) while retaining the beauty of raaga Ahir Bhairav. Her rendition of “Bhor Aayi Bheeni Bheeni” resonated with depth and emotion.
Raaga Miyan Ki Todi – “Jai Durge Mata Bhavani” (Rupak – Madhyalay)
Expanding the horizons of her performance, Ronkini ventured into the profound raaga Miyan Ki Todi. Her rendition of “Jai Durge Mata Bhavani” in Rupak (Madhyalay – 7 beat cycle) paid homage to the rich heritage of Indian classical music.
Raaga Miyan Ki Todi – “Baje Jhanana Jhana Baje” (Teentaal – Drut)
Closing her concert on a high note, Ronkini Gupta unleashed the full power of raaga Miyan Ki Todi. Her rendition of “Baje Jhanana Jhana Baje” in Teentaal (Drut – 16 beat cycle) left the audience spellbound with its intricate patterns and emotive depth.
Ronkini Gupta’s performance at ‘Pratahswar’ was a testament to her unwavering dedication to the art of classical music. Her ability to evoke profound emotions through her voice and her command over a diverse range of raagas and taals have firmly established her as a rising star in the world of Indian classical music. As her music continues to resonate with audiences, Ronkini Gupta’s future shines brightly on the horizon.