Mahesh Dattani's Gauhar in Chowdiah Memorial Hall: Bengaluru
Sep 22
2017

Mahesh Dattani's Gauhar

Biography Musical English/Hindi 2 hrs

Chowdiah Memorial Hall: Bengaluru,
16th Cross, G.D. Park Extension, 2nd Main Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003, India

DIRECTOR

Lillete Dubey

ARTISTS

Rajeshwari Sachdev, Zila Khan, Denzil Smith, Danny Sura, Rajeev Siddhartha, Gillian Pinto, Parinaz Jal

'GAUHAR', written by Mahesh Dattani, directed by Lillete Dubey and inspired by Vikram Sampath's meticulously researched and much praised book 'My name is Gauhar Jaan' is based on the life of the famous Thumri singer of the same name.

GAUHAR traces the story of one of India's first mass media superstars at the turn of the last century!

An Armenian Christian who later converted to Islam, Gauhar Jaan was a naturally gifted musician with a wide repertoire. One of the earliest women artists who seized the opportunity that came with the advent of recording technology, hers was the first Indian voice to be recorded in 1902, and during her life she cut close to 600 records, with her fame travelling as far as Europe, with her face emblazoned on matchboxes and postcards!

GAUHAR lays bare her life with all its attendant myths, legends and folklore, some of which are recorded, some apocryphal; as well as the times during which she lived and made exquisite music.
Her independent life style and feisty nature symbolize the indomitable spirit of the resurgent women musicians of her time, and her high - pitched and flirtatious announcement - 'My name is Gauhar Jaan', at the end of all her recordings, epitomises a milestone in the history of Indian classical music, one that would change forever its content, structure and style of presentation.

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