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:: SOORYA SINGAPORE IN ASSOCIATION WITH KANNADA SANGHA
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Date: March 1 , 2008 (Saturday)
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium, Dover.

Artistes for the event:

Pandit Madhav Gudi

Pandit Madhav Gudi hails from the illustrious north Karnataka city of Dharwad, which has produced such distinguished stalwarts as Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur, Pt. Gangubai Hangal, and Pt. Basavraj Rajguru. Born into a family of keertankars and harikatha (devotional) musicians, Madhav Gudi was introduced to music at a very early age. His rich and sonorous voice encouraged his father to train the young Madhav under Basavraj Rajguru, the great maestro from whom Pt. Gudi received his formal initiation into Hindustani classical music.

After a few years went by the timbre of Madhav Gudi's voice had begun to resemble that of the eminent exponent of the Kirana Gharana, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. Pt. Rajguru recognized this and recommended him to Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, who took Madhav Gudi under his guidance and bestowed upon him the glorious tradition of his music. Thus began a new chapter in Pt. Gudi's life. Here, in a true guru-shishya milieu which lasted well over twenty-five years, Pt. Madhav Gudi, the musician and performer was sculpted.

Known for his melodious yet powerful voice impeccably suited for Hindustani classical as well as light classical (dasavani and abhang) music, Pt. Madhav Gudi possesses an unparalleled collection of many different styles of compositions in many different languages. A top-grade All India Radio artiste, Pt. Madhav Gudi has toured extensively all over India and has performed with Pt. Bhimsen Joshi in several different centers in India and overseas. Among several accolades that he has received is the prestigious Sangeeta Nritya Akademi award from the government of Karnataka.

More details

http://www.madhavgudi.com/

http://www.themusicmagazine.com/madhavgudiint.html

http://www.raaga.com/channels/kannada/artist/Madhav_Gudi.html ( listen - Audio)

Anupama / Prassana
ANUPAMA (GUDI) MANGALVEDE PRASANNA MADHAV GUDI

ANUPAMA (GUDI) MANGALVEDE

One of the good singers of the kirna gharana. Her voice remembers a pure kirana gharana gayaki. Pure aalap and taan are the speciality of Anupama.

Anupama (gudi) mangalvede is the disciple of pt. Madhav Gudi of kirana gharana. She has taken her classical music guidelines from her Father Guru Pt. Madhav Gudi of Dharwad. She belongs to a musicians family. Her grand father pt. Gururaj gudi was the famous keerthanakaar of India and was a awarded keerthanakesari. Her father Pt. Madhav Gudi is a famous classical musician of India.

Her musical career was started when she was 5 years old and got 1st prize in Dharwad dist level competition held in gopalkrishna karyalay organized by government of Karnataka. From here her musical career starts. Her father gave her an excellent knowledge of kirana gharana. Her father use to take regular lessons from morning to night. She picked up the gayaki and stayle of kiranagharana. He taught her about playing harmonium also. Now she is the best harmonium player also.

She has accompanied to many famous vocalist including her father guru pt. Madhav gudi. She has passed vidwat from government of Karnataka and visharad from gandharva maha vidyalaya miraj maharashtra and stood first in both. She has got many prizes and given many programmes in all over India like dharwad, hubli, gulbarga, belgaum, bangalore, hasan, hattaragi, mangalore, sirsi, mumbai, dadar, ambarnath, dombivli and many more places of India and got good response from the audience.

She has opened her music academy in mumbai named KIRANA SANGEET ACADEMY . she has got good organizing capacity of organizing classical music programmes. she has organized many programmes of famous musicians like pt. Bhiumsen joshi, Dr. Gangubai Hangal, pt. Satish vyas, pt, gourav mujumdar, pt. Shrikant desjhpande and her father guru pt. Madhav gudi in shanmukhananda hall, shivaji mandir, ambarnath, and in thane sahayog mandir hall respectively.

As a musician she takes work shops for learners and voice culture cources for all voice problems. She has got her own singing style of a gayaki and has gained maximum knowledge of gharana gayaki of kirana gharana from her father guru PT. MADHAV GUDI.

PRASANNA MADHAV GUDI

A young dynamic artist of kirana gharana, who has completely devoted to Hindustani music. Prasanna has started his musical career under the guidelines of his father guru pt. Madhav gudi. After his 12th std. he has joined the music diploma course in Mumbai university under the guidelines of pt. Firoz dasturji of kirana gharana.

His musical career starts when he was in 12th standard. He said to his father that he will do music as a career. "His father said that you have to struggle a lot for music to become a good musician" "I will struggle" said prasanna. So from here his musical career starts. Daily practice and taking lessons from his father guru has become his aim.

After all now he has become a good vocalist of kirana gharana. He has given many programmes in India like Mumbai, Dharwad, Hubli, Sawai Gandharva Punnayatithi of Kundgol, Abdul Karim Khan Punnayatithi of Miraj, Hyderabad, Gulbarga, Dharamthari Madhya Pradesh through South Central Zone Nagpur and many more programmes he has given and received good response from the audience.

People says, prasanna has good quality of voice and a good thinking power of the gayaki.His singing style remembers a pure kirana gharana. His creativity in the aalap and the exclusive tans are the living examples of his devotion in the music. "Music is the main thing for me" says prasanna.

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