May 22 2022 to May 22 2022 11:30 a.m.
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12/2, Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb, Bangalore 560022
Celebrating the women of Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal and other Hindustani semi classical forms, O Gaanewali is an intimate mehfil, baithak style! The audience is taken along a music journey with some interesting facts, stories, and anecdotes about the songstresses of the yesteryear.
Also known as Tawaifs, the gaanewali and naachnewalis were celebrities in the late 1800s, suddenly having their lives and art overturned by the pressures of the British Raj and Indian Narionalist Movement. Unfortunately the world hasn’t credited them enough for their invaluable contribution to this art form.
Written and conceptualised by Avanti Patel, former top 9th finalist on the 10th season of Indian Idol, she is known for her distinct vocal quality. A playback singer, composer and innovator, Avanti’s interests lie in bringing together important conversations on gender and society with her art.
O Gaanewali boasts of a super talented team of artists. One of the leading young Hindustani classical vocalists of today, Rutuja Lad features on the vocals along with Avanti, both disciples of Vidushi Ashwini Bhide Deshpande ji. Accompanying them on the Tabla is Akshay Jadhav, disciple of the maestro Suresh Talwalkar ji, Dnyaneshwar Sonawane on the harmonium- disciple of Sudhir Nayak ji and Vanraj Shastri on the Sarangi- disciple of Nayan Ghosh ji
The show is directed by Meghana AT and Mallika Singh, managed by Wide Wings Media Team O Gaanewali is opening their show in Bangalore across 3 venues this season.
Show duration- Approximately 90 mins
Date: Sunday, 22nd of May 2022
Time: 11: 30 am
Venue: Bangalore Creative Circus, 12/2, Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb, Bangalore
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