Saturday, October 23 2010 7 P.M.
Venue – Mitchell Auditorium,
Bossone Center, Drexel University
3128 market Street, Philadelphia, PA
For information: www.sruti.org,
For tickets:http://sruti.tix.com or at the gate
$25 (General Admission Non-members)
$20 (Members), $15 (Students/Seniors)
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Listen to a recording
· 5-Star Parking, 3051 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-222-9877 – After taking Exit 345, continue up the ramp and turn right at the traffic light. Continue to the 2nd traffic light, which has a green sign for "West 3" and turn right. On your right is 5-Star Parking.
· Park America, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-222-3005 – After taking Exit 345, continue up the ramp and turn right at the traffic light. Continue to the 3rd traffic light (Market Street) and turn right onto Market Street. Park America is on the right side of Market Street just past the light at 31st Street.
About Veena Sahasrabuddhe:
Veena comes from a family of musicians. Her father, late Pundit Shankar Shripad Bodas, was a disciple of Pundit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. Young Veena started her musical education with Kathak dance. She was initiated into Khayal singing by her father and her brother, late Pundit Kashinath Shankar Bodas. Padmashri Balwantrai Bhatt, late Pundit Vasant Thakar and late Pundit Gajananbua Joshi have also contributed to her education.
The style she has created for herself retains the fundamental values of Gwalior Gharana while borrowing somewhat from Kirana and Jaipur gharanas. The vidwans laud the authenticity of her music while most listeners are moved by its directness and intensity.
Apart from Khayal, she is sought after for her rich repertoire of bhajans.
She has sung at all the prestigious venues and occasions including Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior and Sawai Gandharva in Pune. At the Vokalfestival in Stockholm and at the Voices of the World festival in Copenhagen she represented Indian Classical Voice. She has recordings under many leading labels. She has been awarded the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 1993.
Besides being a popular performer, she is also a composer and a teacher. Her compositions adorn many of her recordings. She has taught voice at institutions as well as privately. For two years between 2002 and 2004, she was Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Several of her students have received private, national or international scholarships to study with her.
About Kedar Naphade:
Kedar Naphade received preliminary training in Hindustani Classical Music from his grandfather, Shri Dadasaheb Naphade and from Shri Arvind Gajendragadkar. For over 15 years, he has been a leading disciple of Pt. Tulsidas Borkar, arguably the most acclaimed harmonium player in India today.
Kedar has also had the privilege of training from Smt. Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale, a veteran singer of the Atrauli-Jaipur gharana. She played a pivotal role in his musical development and sowed in him the seed that developed into a passionate love for the vocal art form. As such, like his guru, Kedar's music derives inspiration from the stylistic genius and dexterous wizardry of P. Madhukar as well as the character of the traditional hindustani vocal art form.
In addition to classical music, Kedar also plays the semi-classical forms of Marathi Natyasangeet (Stage Music), Bhajans, Thumri, Dhun etc.
Kedar has performed harmonium solo and has accompanied vocalists at numerous concerts in India, Europe and in the U.S. including prestigious festivals and venues such as the Alladiya Khan Smruti Samaroha, Dadar Matunga Cultural Center in Mumbai, The Lincoln Center in New York, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C etc. He has also been featured on NPR. He has shared the stage with luminaries such as his guru Smt. Padmavati Shaligram-Gokhale, Pt. Jasraj, Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Smt. Prabha Atre, Smt. Laxmi Shankar, Pt. Phiroz Dastur etc.
Kedar continues to train from Pt. Tulsidas Borkar and maintains an active concert schedule in the U.S.
About Vishal D.Nagar:
Soulful musicality, along with graceful virtuosity, make Vishal Nagar truly one of the most gifted Tabla musicians of his generation .True traditionalist in classical setting and intellectually creative collaborator in a contemporary one Vishal’s rhythmic and emotional correlation with his art contributes to his admiration as a performer amongst dancers, vocalists and instrumentalists alike.
Son of the renowned Kathak danseuse and vocalist, Vidushi Urmila Nagar he has been trained under Ustad Latif Khan and Ustad Shamim Khan of the Delhi Gharana .Vishal has had a the honor of performing with eminent musicians at major music festivals like WOMAD, World Rhythm Festival, Bumbershoot etc. Vishal’s Tabla can also be heard in music score of the critically acclaimed documentary “Dalai Lama - The Renaissance Man” by Fox Productions with Harrison Ford.
In addition being a vibrant performer Vishal is also a dedicated and highly sought after educator both in India and United States and wishes to continue serving as an ambassador of Tabla.