Dear Friends of Anad,
On Saturday May 25, 2013, some of the finest poets of Punjab read and sang their poetry as part of the 10th Anad Kav Tarang. Celebrated poet, Surjit Patar, presided over the poetry festival, which was also attended by Professor Kulwant Singh Grewal, Chann Momi, Rocky, Gurcharan Takhatar, Jasbir Singh Wattanvali, Roop Daburji, Surjit Sajan, Varinder Shelly, Harpreet Singh Kahlon and others.
Bhai Baldeep Singh sang the fifth raga of Guru Granth Sahib, Gujri, starting his recital with a brief alapa of the raga. He followed it with a dhrupad genre composition of Bhagat Trilochan, Ari Bai Gobid Naam Matt Bisarai, set to chartal – a 12-beat rhythmic cycle. Parminder Singh Bhamra, who has just recently joined the Anad Conservatory as an Assistant Pakhawaj-Guru, ably accompanied Bhai Sahib. Luigi Hari Tehel Singh (16) played the dhrupadi rabab while Bikramjit Singh accompanied on the dilruba. Jatinder Singh, a research scholar at the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and Jugraj Singh played the tanpuras.
A report by Narinder Sonia carried in Punjabi vernacular, Daily Ajit, on May 29, 2013.