Learn Hindustani classical vocal through masterclass series in Assamese on Reeldrama
Now one can learn Hindustani vocal music at the comfort of their home from classical guru Joyeeta Sen through a 12-episode masterclass web series called ‘Classroom’.
The masterclass series, streaming on Reeldrama, is designed according to a varied audience – from beginners to learners – thereby making it a unique experience for the enthusiasts.
While the initial episode focuses on the basic structures of classical singing, the subsequent episodes describe one raga each. The episodes begin with the introduction of the raga followed by the description of its Thaat, time of singing, Aroha, Avaroha, and Pakad after which Swarmalika and Chota Khayal is presented. The episode ends with detailed notations of the raga as slides.
The 12 ragas are distributed in two parts. Season 1 consists of raga Bilawal, Yaman, Khamaj, Bhairav, Asawari, and Bhairavi while Season 2 is packed with raga Bhupali, Desh, Kamod, Bihag, Todi, and Bageshree.
Director Anupam Baishya said that it was a tough job to deal with Indian classical music in Assamese for OTT audiences. “When we talk about classical music, a sense of seriousness always comes to our mind. We consider it as a tough and difficult zone. So, our challenge was to present it in an easier way for beginners and learners. We also can’t find much on Indian classical music in Assamese. Here our guru Joyeeta Sen played the most important role and had taken the responsibilities to elaborate 12 ragas in Assamese, suitable and easily understandable for beginners. Thanks to Reeldrama that the Assamese classical music enthusiasts have something tremendous to look upon now as ‘Classroom’. All the positive feedbacks that are pouring now actually encouraging us to go further from here,” he said.
The real drama is a dedicated OTT (Over-The-Top) platform with loads of Assamese content. The platform hosts movies from different genres, web series, shows from the field of music, comedy, poetry, cookery, and devotion.
For young minds, Reeldrama has a dedicated kid’s zone that contains animated moral stories and grandma tales. For someone willing to learn the art of filmmaking or Hindustani classical vocal, the platform offers masterclass sessions which is a first-of-its-kind educational series with instructions in the local language.
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