Hindustani Vocal Concert


Sawani Shende Sathaye


Rohit Mujumdar  on the Tabla and
Milind Kulkarni  on the Harmonium

Saturday, October 14, 7:00 PM


HHH Cowles Auditorium
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Milind KulkarniSawani Shende SathayeRohit Mujumdar

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About the Artists:

Sawani Shende Sathaye is a very  popular up-and-coming vocalist of her generation. She is a student of Smt. Veena Sahastrabuddhe, a well known 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 has received prestigious awards like Pt. Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar, Smt. Manik Varma 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: .
"She is one of the brightest, young Indian Classical singers. Her singing, her voice, her personality shows complete dedication to music. She is an artist who assures all the Indian Classical music lovers that the future of Indian Classical Music is not only in safe hands but will be brighter than ever." Times of India

Mr Rohit Mujumdar is a young, talented 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 an accompanist, but is also an accomplished solo artist; he has performed solo concerts in many cities in India. Rohit 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 Sangeet Samaroha. He has also accompanied renowned vocalists like Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Smt. Padma Talwalkar, Sanjeev Abhyankar, Shounak Abhisheki and others.
Milind Kulkarni is a young, talented, and promising harmonium player. He started learning harmonium at the age of 7 and had several years of training in Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya under the Gurukul system.  In addition to being a sought-after accompanist, Milind is fast-emerging as a soloist. He has a 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 year 2002.  Milind has accompanied leading musicians including Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Shri Sanjeev Abhyankar, Smt. Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar, Pandit 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 Ave. ramp.
Directions to the 19th Ave. ramp












This 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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  Ameeta Kelekar (651) 787-0497



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