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Vinayak Torvi
Vinayak Torvi
(Hindustani Vocal)
with
Rajendra Nakod (Tabla) &
Keerti Kumar Badseshi (Harmonium)

Sunday, April 6, 2003, 6:00 pm

Venue:

HHH Cowles Auditorium
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Tickets:

Advance: Students/Seniors $10.00, General $13.00
Gate: Students/Seniors $12.00 General $17.00

Directions:

Map of Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, West Bank, Minneapolis
Closeup map of Hubert H. Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota, West Bank, Minneapolis

The Cowles Auditorium is located across the street from the 19th Ave Ramp, in the Hubert H Humphrey Center, University of MN, West Bank campus, Minneapolis. The 21st Ave Ramp is also convenient.

To get to the 19th Ave Parking Ramp:

  • 35W to U of MN exit (Washington Ave S). East on Washington to Cedar Ave S. South on Cedar Ave S to 3rd St S. East on 3rd St S 1/ 2 block.
  • I94 to Cedar Ave S. North on Cedar Ave S to 3rd St S. East on 3rd St S 1/ 2 block.
  • Washington Ave SE from U of MN east bank. Exit on Cedar Ave. S. South on Cedar Ave S to 3rd St S. East on 3rd St S 1/ 2 block.

About the artists:

Born in a family of Kirtankars in Dharwad, Pt. Vinayak Torvi's career as a vocalist par excellence was preordained. He started his training with Tamanna Gurav, Narayanachar Dandapur and Nararyanrao Mujumdar--all well established vocalists from Dharwad. He then spent over twelve years learning from Gayanacharya Gururao Deshpande who represented both the Gwalior and Agra Gharanas. Thus, Vinayak Torvi's vocal style is a blend of these two great Gharanas. He has received additional guidance from the late Pt. Basavraj Rajguru, the late Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur and Smt. Gangubai Hangal and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. Blessed with a very rich and resonant voice, Pt Torvi is also at ease with light classical and devotional music. He is well known for singing Bhajans in Kannada, Hindi and Marathi. He has participated in all major music festivals in India and is a Doordarshan and All India Radio A grade artiste. For further information on Vinayak Torvi, click here.

Rajendra Nakod hails from a family of distinguished classical musicians. His father, Pt. Arjunsa Nakod was an eminent vocalist. Rajendra's early training was under his father and later under his brothers, Pt. Raghunath Nakod and Sri Vishwanath Nakod, both outstanding tabla players. Rajendra has performed at various classical music festivals all over India. He has accompanied famous musicians such as the late Pt. Basvaraj Rajguru, Begum Parveen Sultana and Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. He is equally at home with solo performances. Rajendra is an All India Radio A grade artiste.

Keerti Kumar Badseshi had his initial training in vocal music from Sri Ramachari Jalihal and Smt. Geeta Gayatri Chakravarty. He is currently under the tutelage of Pt. Vinayak Torvi. In addition to being an accomplished vocalist, he is also a redoubtable harmonium player. His understanding of vocal music makes him a very skilled accompanist. Keerti Kumar is an All India Radio and Doordarshan A grade artiste.

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