An evening of classical music

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Ruchira Kedar is one of the leading young Hindustani vocalists in India today and has established herself as one of the most promising torch bearers of Gwalior-Jaipur gharana.

A two hour programme comprising classical ragas, taranas and tappas; followed by semi-classical compositions including thumri, kajri, jhoola etc will be presented by Ruchira Kedar, a Hindustani classical vocalist on Thursday evening. She has been invited by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (Pune) in collaboration with Kannda Sangh Pune, to perform at the ‘Horizon’ series. 

Kedar is one of the leading young Hindustani vocalists in India today and has established herself as one of the most promising torch bearers of Gwalior-Jaipur gharana. Her performances are acclaimed for her highly melodious and fluid presentation of ragas in their entire splendour. Her exceptionally skillful and emotive renditions of a variety of Hindustani musical forms have earned her admiration of connoisseurs and music lovers in India and abroad.

Born in a music-loving family in Bhopal, Kedar decided to commit herself to music at the tender age of 12. Training initially under her father, Dilip Kale, she further learnt the intricacies of Hindustani Classical and Semi Classical vocal music from the renowned vocalist of Jaipur gharana, Dr Alaka Deo Marulkar. Thereafter, Kedar received a residential scholarship with the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata and received invaluable guidance from the celebrated Gwalior-Jaipur gharana vocalist Pt Ulhas Kashalkar. She continues to learn from him even now. She also received significant guidance in thumri, dadra, hori, kajri etc from the doyen of Banaras gharana, late Girija Devi. ST

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Hindustani classical vocalist Ruchira Kedar to perform on Thursday, May 31 at 6.30 pm at Kannada Sangh auditorium, Dr Kalmadi Shamrao High School, Kannada section, Dr Ketkar Road, Erandwane

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