Shared Values Festival 2019

Khyal Vocal
Dr Subhadra Desai
At Nehru centre London
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Shared Values is a festival of South Asian art music, contemporary, classical & traditional that seeks to showcase the achievements of non-South Asian musicians who have wholeheartedly adopted the aesthetic values of this music and emerged as accomplished performers. We believe that the breadth and depth of these artists’ with their adoptive musical culture can only be put in perspective when they are given an opportunity to share a platform with leading indigenous performers. This is a festival to project that South Asian music is universal, welcoming and inclusive.

Dr Subhadra Desai is a professional Vocalist of Hindustani Classical genre, and an academic engaged in Music education and Research. Her music is characterized by a graceful voice and meditative timbre, recognized by both music connoisseurs as well as a broad spectrum of listeners. She believes in purity in form and purpose and wholeheartedly pursues her Art.

Subhadra has rendered classical vocal recitals at music festivals in India and abroad for the past twenty years. She is an empanelled artist with Indian Council for Cultural Relations since 2000, and an accredited A grade artist at All India Radio and Television.

A senior disciple of Pt. Madhup Mudgal, Subhadra continues to receive his guidance to achieve greater rigor and artistic insight in her music. Beginning her formative training under the guidance of Pandit Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya and Smt Padma Devi at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, she also had the privilege of learning from Vidushi Malini Rajurkar and Pandit Dinkar Kaikini as part of the Mani Mann National Fellowship at the aegis of Sanskriti Pratishthan, New Delhi.

In the past few years, Subhadra has toured and given successful solo performances in Korea, Germany, Bangladesh and Washington DC, New Jersey, Boston, Lexington, Providence (Rhode Island), Annesquam in Massachusetts in the United States of America and in London, UK.

Subhadra’s important classical vocal performances in India include Pt. Vishnu Digambar Jayanti in Delhi, Uttaradhikar in Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, Swaralaya, Delhi, Music Conferences in Kolkata, Nalanda, Motihari, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Rajkot and others.

Accompanied by:
Sanjay Jhalla – Tabla
Surjeet Singh – Sarangi

In association with SAMA Arts Network