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Sruti- The India Music and Dance Society

in association with Bharatiya Cultural Center, Montogomeryville, PA presents a lecture/demonstration on the subject

Khyal and its Presentation

by the renowned vocalist

Veena Sahasrabuddhe

The topic of the Lecture/Demonstration is "Khyal and its Presentation". In the lecdem Veena Sahasrabuddhe will discuss swar, laya, tala, raga, bandish and various forms of improvisation. Hari Sahasrabuddhe will provide support for this presentation. Their purpose is to educate the listeners about some aspects of her music. Through a mixture of narrative and short examples of singing, she will take the audience on a journey towards a better understanding of Hindustani (North Indian) classical Khayal. The lecture-demonstration is for listeners. Interest in Hindustani classical music is the only pre-requisite.

Sunday, October 24 2010 5 P.M.

Venue: Bharatiya Cultural Center Auditorium,
1612 County Line Road,
Chalfont, PA 18914

For information: www.sruti.org,
email: srutiphila@gmail.com
$10 suggested donation
Children under 15- free

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About Veena Sahasrabuddhe:
VeenaS Veena comes from a family of musicians. Her father, late Pundit Shankar Shripad Bodas, was a disciple of Pundit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. Young Veena started her musical education with Kathak dance. She was initiated into Khayal singing by her father and her brother, late Pundit Kashinath Shankar Bodas. Padmashri Balwantrai Bhatt, late Pundit Vasant Thakar and late Pundit Gajananbua Joshi have also contributed to her education. The style she has created for herself retains the fundamental values of Gwalior Gharana while borrowing somewhat from Kirana and Jaipur gharanas. The vidwans laud the authenticity of her music while most listeners are moved by its directness and intensity. Apart from Khayal, she is sought after for her rich repertoire of bhajans. She has sung at all the prestigious venues and occasions including Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior and Sawai Gandharva in Pune. At the Vokalfestival in Stockholm and at the Voices of the World festival in Copenhagen she represented Indian Classical Voice. She has recordings under many leading labels. She has been awarded the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 1993. Besides being a popular performer, she is also a composer and a teacher. Her compositions adorn many of her recordings. She has taught voice at institutions as well as privately. For two years between 2002 and 2004, she was Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Several of her students have received private, national or international scholarships to study with her.