Big names in the musical field were in Chennai last weekend for Panchtatva 2006, conceptualized and presented by Durga Jasraj daughter of the illustrious Pandit Jasraj. Panchtatva 2006 is fusion musical program based on the theme of five elements: water, air, sky, earth and Fire. I am not a music connoisseur by any stretch of imagination, but I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 1/2 hour program made possible by Shakthi Foundation for a good cause.
Shakthi Foundation, an NGO championing the cause of differently abled people hosted this event. They have been campaigning for the need to put up ramps in public places for a while. I came to know of this foundation through from their Project Ramp work. This initiative has propelled some popular spots like Spencer's Plaza in Chennai to put up ramps for the differently abled.
Musical maestro came together for this event.. Look at the line up.. Vijay Ghate (Tabla), Taufiq Qureshi (percussion), Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute), Pandit Jasraj (vocal), U Srinivas (mandolin) and Selva Ganesh (Ganjeera - not in the picture)
Maestros at work.. They had the packed audience spellbound.
Musical Greats prepare for Panchtatva 2006
Shakthi Foundation Info