Kalapini Komkali

 

KALAPINI KOMKALI (Gwalior Gharana - Vocal)

7:30 PM Friday Nov 02 2012, Stanley Milner Library Auditorium, Churchill Square

KALAPINI KOMKALI (Gwalior Gharana - Vocal)

7:30 PM Friday Nov 02 2012, Stanley Milner Library Auditorium, Churchill Square

Kalapini Komkali, one of the finest and well - trained classical vocalists of the younger generation is endowed with wholly original, melodious and extremely rich. She is the daughter and disciple of legendary Pandit Kumar Gandharva and has also been trained by her illustrious mother, Vidushi Vasundhara Komkali. Kalapini learnt from her distinguished parents not only the technique and grammar of her art but also inherited a capacity for creativity and reflection. The improvisations made by her are generally rooted in Gwalior gayaki, but carry her own distinct identity.

Her musical lineage is most manifest in the emphasis laid on the rendition of the bandish its bhava or meaning, and in the studied restraint which does not allow the notes, or laya (tempo), to overwhelm the lyrics. Kalapini's wide repertoire of ragas and compositions is further supplemented by the presentation of the traditional songs of Malwa representing the folkore and ethnic scent of the region. The Sagun-Nirgun bhajans (devotional songs) of the various saint poets rendered in her inimitable style provide the acetic flavor to Kalapini's music.

Commercial releases of her studio recordings include, 'Aarambha' and 'Inheritence', released by HMV; and 'Dharohar' released by Times Music. 'Swar- Manjari', a live concert recording, was released recently by Virgin Records. Kalapini has also recorded for sound tracks of films, 'Paheli' and 'Devi Ahilya'.

Kalapini will be accompanied by Sanjay Deshpande (Tabla) and Raya Korgaonkar.

 

 

 

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