Friday, October 30, 2015

Nov 8th: Morning Ragas, Nirguni, Semi Classical by Pt. Bhuvanesh Komkali

(To get the details of movie Deool-band on Nov 15th, please scroll down below) 

Swar Sudha presents

Special Diwali Morning Ragas, Semi Classical and Nirguni Bhajan concert by well-known vocalist  Pt. Bhuvanesh Komkali (grandson of Pt. Kumar Gandharva) 

For the benefit of Sankara Eye Foundation, Indore Hospital  

Accompaniment:  Sanjay Deshpande : Tabla
                               Vyasmurthi Katti      : Harmonium 
on Sunday, November 8th 2015  at 10:00 AM (note:Its a morning concert)

Venue: Serra Theater, 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA
                   (It's a live program arranged in a movie theater)

Tickets $20 General ,  $30 Preferred,   $50 VIP

Mail Check payable to 'Swar Sudhato 857 Raintree Dr. San Jose, CA 95129

Tickets available Online

               Rajiv Nema : 510-919-3584,  Sunil Ganu: 408-461-8390
               Anil Goyal   : 925-913-0992, Murali Krishamurthy:  408-425-1268
                Ajay Patwardhan 510-579-8211

About the Artists
Bhuvanesh Komkali
Born into a rich legacy of music, Bhuvanesh Mukul Komkali was destined to be a singer. Surrounded by the sound of an incomparable vocalist tradition since conception, Bhuvanesh grew up with the rhythms and shifting weight of original compositions imbuing hi senses. Even if he cared  not to listen, the pulse could not be ignored because it was in his blood.
Grandson of Pandit Kumar Gandharva, son of Mukul Shivputra, Bhuvanesh’s musical journey began, unbeknownst to him, in infancy. Bhuvanesh’s earliest memories are filled with the sounds of early morning practice, performances and recordings. An amazing repertoire made its way into the very cells of his being, even as he graduated from college with a commerce degree.
Bhuvanesh’s musical quest continues today under the tutelage of Smt. Vasundhara Komkali and Shri Madhup Mudgal. Analytical environment and meditating over the different aspects of classical music boosted energy to bloom and glow his artistic personality.
Learning the rudiments of vocal music under such accomplished teachers has deepened Bhuvanesh’s appreciation for his forefather’s talents and renewed his commitment to preserve and extend his heritage. By following the values and philosophy established by Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Bhuvanesh proves his commitment and persistence for music through his singing.

He is currently engaged in enriching the archives of  Pandit Kumar Gandharva’s music using the latest in digital technology. Bhuvanesh has composed music for Hindi feature film ‘Devi Ahilya’. Bhuvanesh has performed successfully in almost all over India in reputed music festivals and has been highly appreciated by the well versed audience. 

Sanjay Deshpande

Sanjay Deshpande is a young talented Tabla Player based in Pune, INDIA.He was born in a music loving family  and was introduced to the art of playing Tabla under Late Pt. Sabade at Pune Bharat Gayan Samaj. Later he  took  Taleem  (lessons)  from  the  renowned  Tabla  player  Pt.  SureshTalwalkar of  Delhi-Farookabad  Gharana, in a Guru Shishya Parampara for 6 years. He also had the privilege of understanding the beauty of Punjab Gharana  under the guidance of  world renowned Tabla maestro Ustad.Alla Rakha Khan Saheb. At present he is taking guidance from Shri. YogeshSamsi  and Pt. Vivek Joshi.

He  has  accompanied  renowned  artists  like  Smt.Vasundhara Komkali, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Smt. Malini Rajurkar, Pt. Jasraj,Dr.  Prabha Atre, Pt.  Dinkar Kaikini, Dr.  Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande and  Pt.Smt. Veena Sahastrabudhe. He has performed in major conferences such as Sawai Gandharwa MusicFestival  Pune,  Paluskar  Smarak Conference,  Shankarlal  Samaroha in  NewDelhi, I.T.C. Sangeet Sammelan . Dowerlane Conference, Kolkata. 

Vyasmurti  Katti
 Shri. Vyasmurti Katti, born and  brought up in Solapur, was initiatedinto music at a very young age by his sisters. Later he went on to take systematic training in harmonium under the able guidanceof Late Pt. Ramacharya Bagewadi of Solapur. Presently he is learning vocal music under the expert tutelage of Pt. Indudhar Nirody, a very senior exponent of the Agra Gayaki. Shri. Katti has developed a lucid style of playing harmonium and has won the appreciation of the artistes as well as the connoisseursof music. Shri. Katti is equally adept in harmonium accompanimentand  in  playing  harmonium  solo.  He  has  accompanied  eminentartistes like  Dr. Gangubai Hangal, Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi,Pt. Ramrao Naik, Pt. Rajan and Pt. Sajan Mishra, Pt. Dinkar Kaikini,Pt. Yashawantbua Joshi, Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar,Pt.  Indudhar  Nirody,   Smt.Vasundhara  Komkali,  Begum  ParweenSultana, Smt. Lalith Rao,  Smt.  Veena Sahasrabuddhe,  Smt.  PadmaTalwalkar, Dr. Ashwini Bhide and others. Shri.  Katti  has  also  played  nagma with  Tabla  solo  and  Kathak performances.  He  has  played  nagma  with  the  eminent  Kathakdancer Pt.  Birju  Maharaj,  well-known tabla artistes  like  Pt.  BhaiGaitonde, Pt.Suresh Talwalkar, Pt.Anindo Chatterjee and others.

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