Shubha Mudgal: Hindustani Vocal Recital

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Date(s) - 26/09/2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Alexander Theatre Monash University


Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music presents:

Shubha Mudgal: Hindustani Vocal Recital

This evening’s concert explores the Hindustani system in vocal renderings of two major genres called khayal and thumri. The khayal is an improvisatory form that was cultivated from the mid-18th century and has been the predominant concert vocal genre since 19th century. The thumri was kept alive in the salons of courtesans. Highly refined and sensuous, it used text and melody as a vehicle for emotive expression.
Shubha Mudgal is a well-known Indian singer of Hindustani classical music, Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, and popular Indian Pop music. She will be performing in collaboration with Sudhir Nayak (harmonium) and Aneesh Pradhan (tabla).

Born into a musically dedicated family, Shubha Mudgal has been trained by some of the finest musicians and musicologists in India. Trained by eminent scholar-musician-composer Pandit Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang”, she also received guidance from Pandit Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya and Pandit Vasant Thakar. She later learnt stylistic techniques from well-known maestros Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki and Pandit Kumar Gandharva. She also received training in thumri from Smt. Naina Devi and is a versatile and popular performer. In addition to being a popular performer of Hindustani music and Indipop, she has been a participant in cross-cultural music projects.

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