Baithak Series: Kirana Gharana
Baithak Series is a thematic concert series aimed at presenting esoteric topics on Indian classical music in an engaging and accessible manner. Baithaks, essentially chamber concerts, are a traditional way of presenting Indian classical music to create an intimate connection between the audience and the artist through smaller venues with both floor and chair seating. Each program begins with a curated concert where the artists walk the audience through the theme through musical repertoire and knowledge-sharing. This is followed by an open-floor question and answer session between the audience and the featured artists. The current theme, Gharanas & Banis, explores these socio-musical lineage systems which are prevalent across Indian classical music traditions and tries to address the role they play in contemporary music-making.
Srivani Jade was born and raised in India. She started her Indian Classical Music training at the age of four, and started performing on radio and stage soon after. She began her Khayal training under Dr. Sharad Gadre in a very badhat-oriented style. This laid the foundation for further talim in the Kirana Gharana under Pt. Parameshwar Hegde of Bengaluru/Dharwad. The Dharwad branch of Kirana Gharana derives its cadence and style from Pt. Sawai Gandharva of Kundgol, teacher to Vid. Gangubai Hangal, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Srivani's Dada-Guru Pt. Basavaraj Rajguru, among others. It is also influenced by the music of South India, as well as the native music of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Srivani will elaborate on her understanding of Kirana music and its evolution along many branches over time.
Joining Srivani on stage are local musicians Sunny Matharu on Tabla and Mohan Bhide on Harmonium.
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- Individual Concert Ticket: $26.00
- Regular Subscription Package: $63.00
- Supportive Subscription Package: $76.00
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