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" SAMARPAN ", A Hindustani (Indian Classical) Vocal Concert by Veena Sahasrabuddhe

Presented by SPICMACAY

Sunday, November 09, 2008
3:00 PM
Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium
Fowler Museum
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth at UCLA (SPICMACAY) presents:

Veena Sahasrabuddhe accompanied by Abhiman Kaushal on the tabla Anand Karve on the harmonium

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Funded by Campus Programs Committee of the Programs Activities Board & UCLA Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Note: There is also a Lecture Demonstration by Veena Sahasrabuddhe at UC Irvine on Saturday 8th Nov 5.30 - 8.00 pm. For more info Contact: Ph (949) 689 9753
Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe is one of the world's leading exponents of Khayal style of Hindustani music. Born into a family of musicians, she started her musical education with Kathak dance. Her father, late Pundit Shankar Shripad Bodas, was a disciple of Pundit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. She was initiated into Khayal singing by her father and her brother, late Pundit Kashinath Shankar Bodas. Padmashri Balwantrai Bhatt, late Pundit Vasant Thakar and late Pundit Gajananbua Joshi have also contributed to her education.

The style she has created for herself retains the fundamental values of Gwalior Gharana while borrowing somewhat from Kirana and Jaipur gharanas. The vidwans laud the authenticity of her music while most listeners are moved by its directness and intensity. Apart from Khayal, she is sought after for her rich repertoire of bhajans. She has sung at all the prestigious venues and occasions including Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior and Sawai Gandharva in Pune. At the Vokalfestival in Stockholm and at the Voices of the World festival in Copenhagen she represented Indian Classical Voice. She has recordings under many leading labels. She has been awarded the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 1993.

Besides being a popular performer, she is also a composer and a teacher. Her compositions adorn many of her recordings. She has taught voice at institutions as well as privately. For two year between 2002 and 2004, she was an Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Several of her students have received private, national or international scholarships to study with her.

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Indian classical music is categorized under the two genres of Hindustani and Carnatic music. Hindustani music is popular in North India and is considered one of the oldest systems of music in the world and can be traced back to 2500 years ago. The central notion in both the forms is that a melodic mode or raga is sung to a rhythmic cycle or tala.

Dhrupad, Khayal and Thumri are the main classifications under Hindustani music. Dhrupad is more ancient and is primarily devotional in theme and content with lyrics in Sanskrit or braja-bhasha. Khayal is more free-form style of singing influenced by medieval Persian music. The lyrics are of emotional content depicting love, intense feeling or situation of ethological significance. Thumri is semi classical vocal form where lyrics are typically in a proto-Hindi and content is usually romantic.
SPICMACAY is a movement formed to help disseminate the best of India's and the world's classical heritage with their attendant legends, rituals, mythology and philosophy in educational institutions. It seeks to conserve and promote an awareness of this rich and heterogeneous cultural tapestry amongst the youth through focus on the classical arts, and to facilitate an awareness of their deeper and subtler values. The UCLA chapter of SPICMACAY is a non-profit voluntary student group.
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 From 405
1. Take Sunset Blvd. exit and go east.
2. Turn Right on Westwood Plaza, and continue straight to Parking information.
3. Park in Lot 4 and follow signs to Fowler museum.

Cost : Free

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