Manjira Foundation in association with Bangalore Sangeet Sankalp presents “Kala Kutumb” at Alliance Francaise

Alliance Française de Bangalore

Manjira Foundation in association with Bangalore Sangeet Sankalp presents “Kala Kutumb” at Alliance Francaise

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Alliance Française de Bangalore | Bangalore |

Nov 29 | 6:30 p.m.

Ends on: Nov 29

About Manjira Foundation in association with Bangalore Sangeet Sankalp presents “Kala Kutumb” at Alliance Francaise

Manjira Foundation’s in association with Bangalore Sangeet Sankalp presents an evening of Hindustani Classical Music ‘Kala Kutumb’ a parampara carried forward by the parivar is being held at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore on Friday the 29th of  November, 2019 at 5.30 PM

Musicians Dr Megha Talegaonker Rao & Shubhra Talegaonker – Vocal (Agra) will be part of the event. They would be accompanied by Pandit Keshav R Talegaonker on the Tabla and Smt Pratibha Talegaonker on the Harmonium

Other artist who is performing is Pandit Dr Rajendra Vaishnav – Vocal (Jodhpur) and will be accompanied on the Tabla by Shri Kapil Vaishnav and Harmonium by Shri Madhusoodan Bhat.

Dr Megha Talegaonker and her younger sister Shubhra Talegaonker are the grand daughters of the eminent Classical Vocalist Late Pt Raghunath Talegaonker of Gwalior Gharana and daughters of Pt Keshav Raghunath Talegaonker and Smt Pratibha Talegaonker both noted artists in their own right. Dr Megha has done PhD MA BA (NET Qualified) in classical music. She pursued her advanced training from her father and mother and is well versed in Khayal and Bhajan Gayaki of Hindusttani Music and has been performing for the last 15 years both in India and abroad. Ms Shubhra has done Sangeet Bhaskar from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh and Sangeet Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. She received training from her uncle Pt Ravindra Talegaonker and her parents. Recipient of young artiste scholarship from Ministry of Cutlure, Govt of India, she has completed an advanced diploma course in sound recording and reproduction from University of Mumbai. Has been performing in her individual capacity and also with her sister for the past several years. She has recorded projects as amusic composer, director and singer for NCERT.

Pandit Keshav Raghunath Talegaonker’s initial training was from his father Pt Raghunath Talegaonker, an eminent vocalist of the Gwalior Gharana andLast Bhism Dev Bedi. He learnt table from sri Surendra Mohan Chaturvedi and Faqeer Chandji and Pt Ram Swaroop Banarasi. He received advanced training in tablef rom eminent Tabla and Pakhawaj maestro of Gwalior Ustad Lalloo Singh and learnt the intricasies of tabla playing techniques from Late Ustad Kareem khan Saheb of Ajrada Grarana. He plays classical music on slide guitar and specializes in creating new variations such as Gamak, Meend and Ghaseet in Raagas.

Smt Pratibha Talegaonkar received the initial training from renowned musician of Jhansi Shri Prabhakar Bhalerao of Gwalior Gharana. She is a MHSC and MA in music. Vocal from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya, Khairagarh and Sangeet Praveen from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. She has command of both classical and semi classical style of Indian music like Geet, Ghazal and Bhajans. She learnt the techniques of semi classical style from her husband Pt Keshav Raghunath Talegaonkar and also from Sangeet Martand Shri Hari Charan Verma


Pandit Dr Rajendra Vaishnav got inspiration in classical music from his grandfather Pt Dhansukhdassji, who belonged to the Atruali Garana and was a court singer of the erstwhile Jodhpur Stte. Further, Shri Hukumdaasji and Shri Bhanwarlaal Ghelotji imparted to him rich knowledge of music. Shri Damodarlal Kabra, the famous Vaishnav Sarod Maestro from Jodhpur as also other renowned musicians bestowed guidance to him from time to time. Later he was under the tutelage of Pt Narayan Vyas and his son Prof Vidyadhar Vyas, doyens of the Gwalior Gharana viz Gwalior and Atruali.

Shri Kapil Vaishnav got the inspiration to learn classical music from his father Pandit Dr Rajendra Vaishnav. Apart from being a budding classical vocalist and table player, Kapil is a teacher at Vaishnav Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Jodhpur. He received his initial training in Tabla from Late Pt Nitai Chakraborthy and for the past 3 years he is under the tutelage of Pt Bapu Rao Palvardhan of Mumbai in Guru Shishya Parampara. A post graduate in Vocal music from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, he passed out with a gold medal. He stood first in vocal music from Uttarpreadesh Sangeet Natak Academy. He passed his Sangeet Praveshika exam from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyala Mandal, Mumbai.

Shri Madhusoodan Bhat started learning music from Pt M P Hegde Padigere for local and harmonium at Sirsi. And later he went to take advance training in harmonium solo under the oly A graded Harmonium artis of the country, Pt Dr Ravindra Kaloti. He is grooming under his able guidance and Madhusoodan’s dedication to art makes him stand out as a promising musician. He has accompanies famous vocalists like Pt M Venkatesh Kumar, Pt Ganapathi Bhat Hasanagi, Pt Vinayak Torvi, Pt Parameshwar Hegde, Pt Mukul Shivaputra, Pt Jayateerth Mevundi, Vidhushi Lalit J Rao as well as Pt Ravindra Yavagal and Shri Yashavanth Vaishnav for lehra.