Sanhita Nandi (Hindustani Vocal)
Ramchandra Joshi (Harmonium)
Aqeel Bhatti (Tabla)

May 15 2016, 5:00 PM

Dr V Premanand Theater and Concert Hall
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN

                              Nandi and Party

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About the Artists

Sanhita Nandi

Sanhita Nandi has performed all over the world at premier classical music festivals and concerts. Her virtuosity has been greatly appreciated by Indian audiences at the Tansen Sangeet Samaroha in Gwalior, Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Sammelan in Pune , Annual Saptak Sangeet Sammelan in Ahmedabad, The Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan in Jalandhar, Laxmi Narayan Sangeet Samaroha in Amritsar, National Music Festival in Dharwad (memory of Dr. Mallikarjun Mansur), Yashwant Rao Chauhan Smriti Sangeet Samaroha in Maharashtra, Tabla Nawaz Ustad Shaik Dawood Trust in Hyderabad, Ustad Rahmat Khan Sangeet Sammelan in Dharwad, Glimpses of Kirana Gharana Music festival in Hyderabad, Samrat Sangeet Sammelan in Goa, Parampara Music Festival in Chennai, Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Sabha in Bangalore and others.

She has similarly formed a deep emotional bond with her audiences in North America and Europe by her resonant performances at the prestigious Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, Chhandayan All Night concert in NY, Spic Macay at Cornell University & Drexel University , Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in London, MIT University in Boston, Learn Quest Classical Music conference in Boston, World Music Festival in Chicago, Arohi classical music festival in Toronto, Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, Raag Mala concerts at Calgary & Edmonton (Canada), Philadelphia Crossroad music festival, Concerts in Belgium, Netherlands, France and many more. Her debut film song in the movie Salt Bridge was shortlisted in the Original Song category for the Oscar 88th Academy Awards.

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Ramchandra Joshi

Ramchandra Joshi is an established harmonium player and he has been teaching Indian Classical Vocal Music since last 15 years to students at
various levels of training.
Inducted to the world of music at the tender age of 8 years by his mother Smt Anjani Tilak from Mumbai who is  disciple of Pt Manikbua Thakursdas,  Later he was trained with Smt. Tulika Ghosh, at Sangeet Mahabharati Music academy Mumbai Founded by late Pt Nikhil Ghosh.
As Harmonium accompanist, Ramchandra has accompanied  many artists like Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar, Sanhita Nandi,Konkana Banerjee, Rahul Deshpande,Mahesh Kale and many more.

Aqeel Bhatti

Aqeel Bhatti is a disciple of Khalifa Irshad Ali, who is son of maestro Mian Nabi Baksh, lineage of Punjab Gharana.  He is a faculty member at University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College where he is teaching tabla in the Department of South Asian Studies since 2005.  Aqeel maintains an active concert schedule, accompanying many renowned vocalists from India and Pakistan.

About the Venue:
Normandale Community College is located at : 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

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MSOM’s Fall 2016 Concert Series has been made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Honeywell “Dollars for Doers” Grant, a matching grant from US Bank, a generous donation from Dr.Dash Foundation, and the generosity of its members and donors. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI “Fresh Air” Radio (90.3 in Minneapolis/106.7 FM in St. Paul).

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