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Shashwati Mandal Paul - Khayal and Tappa

Maharashtra / India / Asia / Hindustani Music Singers / Indian Music Vocal
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May 8, 2012
A fine exponent of the Gwalior style, Shashwati’s musical dexterity marks a refined eclecticism that has lent her an individualistic style at a fairly young age.Born into a familt devoted to music, Shashwati showed rare sensitivity towards it from early childhood. Grand-daughter late Pt. Balabhau Umdekar, the erudite exponent of the Gwalior style of classical Hindustani music and a court musician of the Gwalior State. Shashwati, initially trained under her mother Smt. Kamal Mandal . Later from 1987-1992 she received the national scholarship from the dept, of Culture, Govt. of India. For learning ‘Tappa’ and ‘Khyal’ from the vetran musician Pt. Balasaheb Poonchwale. A foremost disciple of Balasaheb, Shashwati has acquired under his tutelage an able hold on the subtle complexity of ‘Tappa’. She also continued to be inspired by her mother whose steady guidance has groomed her into an accomplished performer. Quest for more knowledge in music brought Shashwati under the expert guidance of Pt.Madup Mudgal, vidushi Smt Purnima Choudary.

Her national programme of music by A.I.R. in 1997 and 2003 was rated very good by Directorate A.I.R. Shashwati is an empanelled artist of the Indian council for cultural relations in the category Hindustani vocals ‘Solo’ She is also an ‘A’ grade artist of A.I.R. and Doordarshan. She has been nominated to the Top ten of the ‘world songlines awards 2009 by songlines magazine in the category “Best newcomer and best artist” for her album ‘Tappa Journey’ released by sense world music in U.K. She has also bagged the Five Star review status by songlines magazine U.K. She has been awarded the title Surmani by sur singar samsad Mumbai, and also has been awarded the Mani Mann fellowship by Sanskriti foundation New Delhi. She has two audio cds released by Alurkar music pune and Sense music world U.K. She has conducted workshop with her guru Pt. Balasaheb and individually at different parts of the country. She has held a first class academic career through out her education.
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Mandal Paul
Gwalior Gharana
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Kamal Mandal, Balasaheb Poochwale, Madhup Mudgal, Vidushi Poornima Chaudhury
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Vile Parle (East)
102 Laxmi-Govind Sadan, Plot No 5, Bamanwada
+919619859007, +9167271482
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