Khayal: Music & Imagination

Khyal Vocal
Shikha Ganguly
At Nehru centre London
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Shikha Ganguly is a practitioner of Hindustani Classical Music and has reached a position where she can look back on a trail of hard work, success and self-enrichment. She has a career spanning almost 40 years that has been spent in the devotion of music. When one considers the inherent enigma, the intrinsic mystic element and fluidity of Hindustani Classical Music, one has to concede that keeping to the trail needs a dedication that has to be lifelong.

Shikha Ganguly now deserves to be given the position of an “accomplished” in her field. To her the trail is revealing itself, signalling a deeper and deeper journey to the core of Hindustani Classical Music, and everybody knows that this trail is infinite, ever unfolding, ever enriching ones reality.

Shikha is a Master in Hindustani Classical Music from Delhi University. She learnt Hindustani vocal music under the tutelage of Pandit Mani Prasad, a master belonging to the famous Kirana Gharana, for the last 30 years under the Guru Shishya Parampara. Shikha Ganguly was a lecturer in two degree colleges in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for 9 years. She also worked for the Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi, Sangeet Bharati, Mandi House, and other reputed organizations as honorary consultant musician. She is an office bearer in the Delhi chapter of Raag Ranjani, a body of professional musicians spread all over India. She is also a national office bearer for Sangeet Sankalp, an association of classical music performers. She will run annual workshops for music enthusiasts in England during the summer months.

In association with SAMA Arts Network.