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Smt. Dhanashree pandit-rai

Dhanashree holds a Master Degree in Hindustani Classical Music from University of Bombay. She has trained under the stalwart of the kirana Gharana Pt. Firoz Dastur and the Thumri legend Shobha Gutru. She has also received valuable guidance in Thumri from Begum Afroz Bano and Batuk Dewanji. Dhanashree is a regular performer over All India Radio and has also recorded for Music Asia and Star Plus . Dhanashree is one of the leading exponent of the THUMRI form of music.

Her repertoire, besides khayal, consists of thumri, chaiti, hori, kajri, sawan jhoola etc. she is aspiring to give thumri its rightful place on the concert stage today.She has performed in most of the leading Musical Institutions in Bombay including the NCPA, Nehru Center, Naad Brahma, Vile Parle Music Circle, Bandra Sangeet Sabha, Karnataka Sangh, Shiv Sangeetanjali, Rageshwaree, Ratanjankar Foundation, Y.B. Chavan Pratishthan, Prabha Atre Foundation, Megh Malhar Festival to mention a few.

She has also traveled abroad extensively conducting workshops / concerts of Indian Classical Music. In 1990, she went on a tour of U.S.A. through JAZZ INDIA where she gave lecture demonstrations/concerts to familiarize Jazz Musicians from various Music Universities with Indian Vocal techniques. She is at present the chief vocal instructor at the Jazz India vocal institute which gives training in Indian music to world renowned Jazz Artistes.

Dhahashree is also a founder member of SABRANG, an Institution set up to demystify the classical arts, where she has conducted several workshops on Khayal, Thumri and various aspects of Hindustani Classical Music appreciation all over India. Recordings : THUM KHAYAL (plus music) SAMAVEDAN (venus) APPRECIATION OF INDIAN / WESTERN MUSIC (polygram) MUSICIANS GUILD (live thumri cocert)

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Name  Smt. Dhanashree pandit-rai
Address  Ramkrishna Niwas, 3rd Floor,
Contact Nos.  66641808/23631296