Patna-based classical Sarod maestro Reeta Das gave an enthralling performance at the Pracheen Kala Kendra on its 205th musical baithak programme here on Tuesday.
In view of its intricate structure and complex playing technique, there are a few takers for ‘sarod’ but Das has already established her credentials as an eminent sarod maestro among the Indian musicians.
Reeta has a distinctive style of her own which is marked by her excellent skills on Tantrakari
progression (badhat) of mutually embracing musical notes and weaving melodic rhythmic patterns.
She groomed under her father and guru professor CL Das and later got advance-level training by Pandit Sunil Mukherjee and Ustad Ashish Khan Sahib. She is a widely traveled musician known for her devotion for music and control over the ragas with methodical elaboration.
She opened concert with popular raga “Charukeshi ”and reposefully rendered ‘alaap’, followed by ‘jhala’, touching the listener’s heart. She also performed a couple of compositions in slow paced and fast paced tempo, both set to teen ‘taal’.
Confident Reeta Das also displayed her abundant imagination and technical virtuosity in full measure. She planted every note in a style as if she intended to share the mood of composition.
The captivating concert concluded with “Dadra Mishramad”. Reeta Das’s urge for graceful expressions, however, was best displayed during this crisp piece of “dhun”.
The rhythm on the “table ”was marked by noted percussionist Ravi Shankar Singh. Kendra registrar Shobha Koser honored the artistes. South America-based young classical kathak maestro will perform on Wednesday.