MORNING MUSIC

Ujwal Nagar

10-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Ujwal Nagar is a Delhi-based Hindustani Classical vocalist, who received his music training from his mother, Guru Urmila Nagar, and the Late Ustad Bashir Ahmad Khan of Sikar, and is currently taking guidance from Pandit Sriram Umdekar and Pandit Somnath Mardur. He is an All India Graded Artist and a recipient of the Ministry of Culture and Sahitya Kala Parishad Scholarships. He has performed at major cities in India and abroad, and is the lead classical singer of the popular fusion band, Advaita. Nagar has also been featured in famous TV shows like Coke Studio India, MTV Unplugged and The Dewarists.

Aastha Goswami

11-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Aastha Goswami is a Hindustani Classical vocalist who received her music training at the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy under the tutelage of Pt Arun Bhaduri and Padma Vibhushan Smt Girija Devi. Performing for more than twenty years all over India and abroad with numerous awards and honours to her credit, Aastha is well entrenched in the famous kirana musical tradition, and has also moved in the direction of Devotional music. She has evolved her unique style of Padavali Gaayan, and her representation of the Braj musical tradition in the globally-renowned Harward, Yale and Columbia Universities deserves a special mention.

Sombala Kumar

12-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Shabana Dagar President Ustad Imamuddin Khan Dagar Indian Music Art and Culture Society The Dagar Archives Museum Jaipur.
Born in a family of music lovers, Sombala Kumar had her initial training in classical music under the able guidance of Shri M D Raje and Shri M K Kwathekar of Khandwa. She has been performing at all the major music festivals of India for the last 20 years and has gotten immense acclamation for her Dhrupad style of singing. She has been extensively performing, propagating and teaching classical music. Kumar is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Sangeet Ratna, Pujya Pooja Samman, Award of Honor by Patiyala Arts and Culture Foundation and Sangeet Sadhana Samman, among others.

Aahaavan Project

13-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

The Aahvaan Project began with the purpose to promote the philosophy of love, humanity and kindness through stories from our everyday lives. Deeply moved by the words of Kabir, the project focuses on creating a space for harmony in the rigmarole of everyday life. The project is collaborative, creating fusions of ideas as it travels through villages, towns, cities, working with independent artists, NGOs, orphanages, schools and adults willing to ‘unlearn’, through their performances and workshops across the country.

Priya Kanungo

14-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Priya Kanungo is a gifted vocalist who is currently practising under the guidance of Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas of the Gwalior Gharana. She has an MA, M Phil, and PhD in Hindustani Vocal Music from Delhi University and has taught an introductory course in Hindustani Music at Yale and Ashoka University. Recipient of the National Talent Scholarship by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Kanungo has been Advisor to DD Bharati and has worked as a journalist with The Financial Express, The Economic Times, Business Standard and Hindustan Times. Since January 2017, she is teaching music and writing at O P Jindal Global University, Sonipat.

Morning Music

Ujwal Nagar

10-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Ujwal Nagar is a Delhi-based Hindustani Classical vocalist, who received his music training from his mother, Guru Urmila Nagar, and the Late Ustad Bashir Ahmad Khan of Sikar, and is currently taking guidance from Pandit Sriram Umdekar and Pandit Somnath Mardur. He is an All India Graded Artist and a recipient of the Ministry of Culture and Sahitya Kala Parishad Scholarships. He has performed at major cities in India and abroad, and is the lead classical singer of the popular fusion band, Advaita. Nagar has also been featured in famous TV shows like Coke Studio India, MTV Unplugged and The Dewarists.

Aastha Goswami

11-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Aastha Goswami is a Hindustani Classical vocalist who received her music training at the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy under the tutelage of Pt Arun Bhaduri and Padma Vibhushan Smt Girija Devi. Performing for more than twenty years all over India and abroad with numerous awards and honours to her credit, Aastha is well entrenched in the famous kirana musical tradition, and has also moved in the direction of Devotional music. She has evolved her unique style of Padavali Gaayan, and her representation of the Braj musical tradition in the globally-renowned Harward, Yale and Columbia Universities deserves a special mention.

Sombala Kumar

12-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Shabana Dagar President Ustad Imamuddin Khan Dagar Indian Music Art and Culture Society The Dagar Archives Museum Jaipur.
Born in a family of music lovers, Sombala Kumar had her initial training in classical music under the able guidance of Shri M D Raje and Shri M K Kwathekar of Khandwa. She has been performing at all the major music festivals of India for the last 20 years and has gotten immense acclamation for her Dhrupad style of singing. She has been extensively performing, propagating and teaching classical music. Kumar is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Sangeet Ratna, Pujya Pooja Samman, Award of Honor by Patiyala Arts and Culture Foundation and Sangeet Sadhana Samman, among others.

Aahaavan Project

13-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

The Aahvaan Project began with the purpose to promote the philosophy of love, humanity and kindness through stories from our everyday lives. Deeply moved by the words of Kabir, the project focuses on creating a space for harmony in the rigmarole of everyday life. The project is collaborative, creating fusions of ideas as it travels through villages, towns, cities, working with independent artists, NGOs, orphanages, schools and adults willing to ‘unlearn’, through their performances and workshops across the country.

Priya Kanungo

14-March | 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Priya Kanungo is a gifted vocalist who is currently practising under the guidance of Pandit Vidyadhar Vyas of the Gwalior Gharana. She has an MA, M Phil, and PhD in Hindustani Vocal Music from Delhi University and has taught an introductory course in Hindustani Music at Yale and Ashoka University. Recipient of the National Talent Scholarship by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Kanungo has been Advisor to DD Bharati and has worked as a journalist with The Financial Express, The Economic Times, Business Standard and Hindustan Times. Since January 2017, she is teaching music and writing at O P Jindal Global University, Sonipat.