Hindustani Classical Vocal
Pandit Venkatesh Kumar (Vocal), Keshav Joshi (Tabla), Narendra Nayak (Harmonium)
A rare opportunity to hear the maestro perform LIVE ONLINE, exclusively for Shadaj on YouTube channel "Shadaj Baithak". The concert will be performed live with accompanying artists and professional audio/video equipment. A high definition audio/video stream will allow us to enjoy the brilliance of Panditji's renditions. Do not miss this opportunity!
When: Saturday, August 8, 10 am EDT
Tickets: $20 for Non-members, FREE for Members (Become a Shadaj Member!)
Venue: Telecast LIVE Online on the "Shadaj Baithak" YouTube channel.
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Pandit Venkatesh Kumar (Vocal)
Keshav Joshi (Tabla)
Narendra Nayak (Harmonium)
Pandit Venkatesh Kumar is one of most revered and sought after artists for connoisseurs of Hindustani classical music. Pt. M. Venkatesh Kumar, joined Puttaraja Gawai’s Ashram and learnt Hindustani vocal in the Gwalior and Kirana gharana styles under Gawai for 12 years. He blends these styles effortlessly in his presentations, though he admits to influences beyond these gharanas, chief among them being Bade Ghulam Ali Khan of the Patiala gharana. His guru was also trained in Karnatak Music and as a result, there are traces of Karnataki elements, especially in his sargam patterns, in Kumar’s music. Pt Bhimsen Joshi invited him to perform at the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav in Pune and his performance there got him significant national exposure. He has received several prestigious awards such as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri, Vatsala Bhimsen Joshi award etc.
Keshav Joshi is a disciple of Shri R.M. More, Late Pandit Karveer Mallapur & Pandit Ishwarlal Mishra of Banaras Gharana. Keshav is a regular performer on All India Radio & Doordarshan. Keshav has performed in many prestigious music festivals of India, as a soloist as well as an accompanist.
Narendra Nayak is a graded artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan in Hindustani Classical Music and has accompanied stalwart vocalists and has given performances in many of the prestigious music festivals in India and abroad. He is a recipient of many award such as the Bharat Gaurav award, Excellent in Education award etc.