Hindustani Classical Vocal
Pandit Venkatesh Kumar (Vocal), Bharat Kamat (Tabla), Narendra Nayak (Harmonium)
A rare opportunity to hear the maestro perform ONLINE, exclusively for Shadaj on YouTube channel "Shadaj Baithak". The concert will be performed 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, March 20, 10 am ET
Tickets: $20 for Non-members, FREE for Members (Become a Shadaj Member!)
Venue: Telecast Online on the "Shadaj Baithak" YouTube channel.
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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.
Bharat Kamat was born and brought up in Pune, India and is one of the leading tabla artists of India today. At a tender age of five, Bharat started learning tabla from his father Pt. Chandrakant Kamat who was a disciple of Pt. Samta Prasad of the Benares gharana. Bharat has performed at several prestigious venues such as Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Festival, Vasantotsav, ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Ragmala etc. A frequent performer at prominent music festivals held in India and overseas, Bharat Kamat has also presented solo performances and accompanied dance recitals. He has accompanied several eminent artists of Hindustani music including Pandit Bhimsen Joshiwith whom he toured India and overseas. He also played tabla with famous artists such as Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, Anand Bhate, Malini Rajurkar, Veena Sahasrabuddhe, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur, Kishori Amonkar, Pt. Jasraj, Girijadevi and many others.
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.