Rohit Mujumdar on
the Tabla and
Milind Kulkarni on the Harmonium
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|About the Artists:
Shende Sathaye is a very popular up-and-coming vocalist of her
generation. She is a student of Smt. Veena Sahastrabuddhe, a
classical vocalist of international repute. Sawani
has performed in prestigious music
conferences all over India
and also toured U.S.A/Canada in 1998. She
received prestigious awards like Pt. Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar, Smt. Manik
Puraskar and Pt. Ramkrishnabua Vaze Puraskar. Sawani
has several cassettes and CDs to her credit.
More details about
her can be found on her web site: www.sawanishende.com .
"She is one of
brightest, young Indian Classical singers. Her singing, her voice, her
personality shows complete dedication to music. She is an artist who
all the Indian Classical music lovers that the future of Indian
is not only in safe hands but will be brighter than ever." Times of India
Rohit Mujumdar is a
and promising tabla player of this generation. At the age of 11 he was
fortunate to be accepted as a disciple by the eminent tabla maestro and
Guru Taal-Yogi Pt. Suresh Talwalkar. Rohit is not only
accompanist, but is also an
accomplished solo artist; he has performed solo concerts in many cities
was invited to perform at the Vedic Heritage Festival in New York, U.S.A
in 2004. He has given
accompaniment to his guru in
tabla concerts at many prestigious music conferences like Taansen
Samaroha. He has also accompanied renowned vocalists like Pt. Ulhas
Smt. Padma Talwalkar, Sanjeev Abhyankar, Shounak Abhisheki and others.
Kulkarni is a young,
promising harmonium player. He started learning harmonium at the age of
had several years of training in Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya under
system. In addition to being a
sought-after accompanist, Milind is fast-emerging as a soloist. He has
Bachelor's degree in Music from the Center for Performing Arts of the University of Pune
and is working toward a Masters in Music at Kolhapur University.
He is a recipient of the Business Express Young Artist's award for the
2002. Milind has accompanied leading
musicians including Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, Pandit
Chatterjee, Shri Sanjeev Abhyankar, Smt. Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar,
Prabhakar Karekar, Smt. Padma Talwalka, and Shri. Ramdas Palsule, among
others. He is a regular performer for
All India Radio and Doordarshan (Indian National TV).
|Directions and parking:
The Cowles Auditorium is in the Hubert
H. Humphrey Center in the West-Bank Minneapolis campus of the
University of Minnesota. The parking ramp closest to the venue is the 19th
to the 19th Ave. ramp
activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the
Metropolitan Regional Arts Council's (MRAC) "Arts Activities Support
(AAS)" Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota
state legislature, the Honeywell Foundation's "Dollars for Doers"
Grant, and IMSOM Members. This concert is co-sponsored by KFAI Radio
(90.3FM in Minneapolis / 106.7FM in St. Paul).
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