Vasundhara Komkali is one of India’s leading female vocalists. In partnership with her husband Pandit Kumar Gandharva, she conceptualised and executed several specially prepared theme concerts such as Geet-Varsha, Geet-Hemant, Geet-Vasant, Rituraj-Mehfil and Triveni. She participated at the Festival of France–Avignon in 1985 and has performed at many prestigious music conferences all over India. She is a regular broadcaster at AIR and Doordarshan. She is a Padma Shri and a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academi Award.
Kalapini Komkali is the daughter and disciple of legendary Pandit Kumar Gandharva and has also been trained by her illustrious mother, Vidushi Vasundhara Komkali. She is an active trustee of Kumar Gandharva Sangeet Academy. She has received a fellowship from the Dept. of Culture, Government of India, and has been honoured with the Kumar Gandharva Award by the prestigious Pujari Pratishthan of Pune. Kalapini has also recorded for sound tracks of films, ‘Paheli’ and ‘Devi Ahilya’. This concert will feature ‘Khayal’ in Hindusthani classical style, different compositions in various ragas and many other semi classical forms like ‘thumri’, ‘dadra’ and ‘Bhajans’ from saint poets of north India.
Saha-Gaan: Vasundhara & Kalapini Komkali present Hindustani music
November 12, The Music Academy, Chennai, 7.30 p.m.
Vasundhara Komkali: Vocal
Kalapini Komkali: Vocal
Sanjay Deshpande: Tabla
Vyasmurthy Katti: Harmonium