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Hindustani Vocal of Morning Ragas by

Apoorva Gokhale - Pallavi Joshi

Liladhar Chakradev (Harmonium)
Sanjay Deshpande (Tabla)

Saturday, October 30, 9:00 AM CDT


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Apoorva Gokhale (Vocal)

Born in the family of traditional legendary musicians, Apoorva Gokhale has carved a niche for herself as one of the sought-after well-known vocalists of the younger generation with a firm background of Gwalior Gharana. She has an impressive musical lineage and has proudly and responsibly inherited the musical qualities from her grandfather, the late Gayanacharya Pandit Gajananbuva Joshi and her great- grandfather Pandit Antubua Joshi, an eminent court musician in the erstwhile state of Aundh, district Satara.

In addition she has also received guidance and training from many other stalwarts such as Pandit Madhukarrao Joshi, an eminent vocalist and violinist, her father Shri Manohar Joshi, her aunt Dr. Sucheta Bidkar, renowned vocalist of the same tradition, Padmashri Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pandit Shankar Abhyankar, an eminent sitarist and composer, Smt. Manik Bhide, Smt. Ashwini Bhide –Deshpande, Pandit Yeshwant Mahale and Pandit Arun Kashalkar.

Apoorva is influenced by the best of traditional musicians, but her approach towards presentation is all her own and that makes her music unique. She brings to Khyal singing an expression which, both lyrical and evocative at the same time, maintains the seriousness of the form, unimpaired. Her coherent presentation of khyal is an aesthetic blending of imaginative alaap, an improvisation in a sonorous and scintillating voice, gracefully weaving exquisite patterns of swaras, unfolding the image of the raga with all its beauty and dignity, combined with an innate sense of laya (rhythm). She judiciously gives equal importance to both gayaki (style) and purity of raga rendition.

Pallavi Joshi (Vocal)
Born in the family of musicians, Pallavi has inherited traditional music and represents the 5th generation of the rich heritage of her family. Her training started at the age of 5 from her grandfather, Pandit Gajananbuva Joshi whose gayaki was a perfect blend of three gharanas Gwalior, Jaipur and Agra gharana.

After the demise of Pt. Gajananbuva Joshi, she has taken her training from her uncle Pt. Madhukar Joshi and received guidance from her aunt Dr. Sucheta Bidkar & from her father, Shri. Manohar Joshi.  She has been awarded Govt. of India National Scholarship for Hindustani Classical vocal young artistes.

Liladhar Chakradev (Harmonium)

Leeladhar Chakradev has received training under Guru Sanjay Gogte and from the last 6 years learning under the guidance of Dr. Chaitanya Kunte. With BA Music Vocal and MA Music Harmonium, he has also completed Sangeet Visharad (Harmonium). He has received Young Artist Scholarship by Ministry of Culture. He is recipient of many awards; Vasantrao Deshpande Yuva Puraskar, Pt. Sharad Gokhale Award etc. In 2020 he received Junior Research fellowship by Gov of India. He is also a B high grade radio artist. He performed at the prestigious stage of Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Dec 2018 and has accompanied on Harmonium to various Senior and Young  Vocalists from all over India. He also accompanies on Lehera and vocal support for Kathak Dance. He plays the Reed organ for Marathi stage musicals (Sangeet Natak) and  Natyasangeet Programs.

Sanjay Deshpande (Tabla)
Sanjay Deshpande is a talented tabla player based in Pune. He was introduced to the art of playing Tabla under Late Pt. Sabade & later on took training from Pt. Suresh Talwalkar of Delhi-Farookabad Gharana & also had the privilege of understanding the beauty of Punjab Gharana under the guidance of Ustad. Alla Rakha Khan. At present he is learning from Shri Yogesh Samsi and Pt. Vivek Joshi. Sanjay is recipient of the Ahmedjaan Thirakwaa scholarship.

This concert has been is made possible in part, by the UHG United for Giving program, matching grants from Honeywell & US Bank, a generous donation from the Dr. Dash Foundation, late Dr V Premanand & family, and the generosity of IMSOM's members and donors. The activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a grant from Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. All concerts are co-sponsored by KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Mpls/106.7 FM St. Paul).

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