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Raag Tarang presents Anagha Bhat in a Khayal performance in the traditional Gwalior style, featuring late evening ragas. The concert will feature a selection of night ragas, which are known for their evocative and contemplative qualities, in the traditional Gwalior style.
The Gwalior gharana is one of the oldest and most prominent schools of Hindustani classical music. It is known for its emphasis on melodic richness and emotional expressions, and a comprehensive exploration of ragas.
Anagha Bhat will present some traditional Vilambit compositions and Drut compositions in Ragas Jaijaiwanti (Baageshri Ang) and Malkauns followed by shorter renditions.
She will be accompanied by Meghashyam Keshav on tabla and Surya Upadhyaya on harmonium.
Anagha Bhat is a Hindustani classical vocalist based in Bengaluru, India. She is a disciple of Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar, one of India’s most prominent musicians with mastery over three styles or gharanas – Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur. Anagha has also been a senior scholar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy in Kolkata and received her initial training under Vidushi Geeta Hegde, based in Bangalore.
Some milestones in Anagha’s musical journey include the Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur Rashtreeya Yuva Puraskaar – Dharwad, Mani Maan Fellowship – by Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi INLAKS music fellowship – Mumbai, National fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, ITC- SRA scholarship – Kolkata, amongst several others.
Anagha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering and a Master’s degree in Hindustani vocal music, and in Psychology.
Meghashyam began his tabla training under Pandit.Vishwanath Nakod, he continued his studies under Pandit Udayaraj Karpur and Pandit Ravindra Yavagal. He is training under the world-renowned maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. He has also studied the intricacies of mridangam playing from Vid. Arjun Kumar.
Meghashyam was a recipient of CCRT scholarship for tabla, from the government of India. He topped the Vidwat examination conducted by Government of Karnataka and is currently an A graded artiste of All India Radio. He has performed with top musicians such as Pt. Ronu Majumdar, Pt. Brij Narayan, Pt. Nayan Ghosh, Pt. Ram Deshpande, Pt. Rakesh Chaurasia, Pt. Vinayak Torvi, Pt. Krishna Bhatt, Smt. Anupama Bhagwat, Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi to name a few. He has also played with Carnatic musicians such as Vidwan S Shashank, Vid Mysore Nagaraj and Vid Mysore Manjunath amongst others.
He has also collaborated on experimental music with Vid. Anil Srinivasan on the piano, Sikkil Gurucharan on the vocal and Murad Ali on the sarangi. He has played tabla solo concerts extensively and has had the opportunity to accompany his guru Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on a few occasions.
Surya Updhayaya is a Harmonium artist who started his initial training under Sri. Ananth Bhagwath and then went on to train with Pandit Ravindra Katoti. He has accompanied several senior and young musicians in performances.