IMSOM is planning to kick off its 31st year with a Hindustani vocal concert by Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar on Sunday, April 10, 2011, 5:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus Student Center, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108-1011. Kelkar is a young and talented Hindustani Classical Vocalist, who has inherited the rich tradition of Jaipur Atrauli gharana from Pt. Kanetkar, himself a disciple of Ustad Bhurji Khansaheb.
Her pliant, polished and seasoned voice with open Akaar, fine intertwining of Laya and Swara earned her a spontaneous appreciation as “Future Kesarbai Kerkar” from a personage no less than P. L. Deshpande, a revered name in Music and Marathi literature. Manjiri has received wide acclaim for her performances at the Sawai Gandharva Music Festival, Jaipur Samaroha, Tansen Samaroha, Kesarbai Kerkar Smriti Samaroha, ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Sangeet Natak Academy, Harwallab Music Festival, Dover lane Conference – Kolkotta. Recipient of many prestigious awards and scholarships, Manjiri is a ‘A’ Grade artist of the All India Radio.
For more information and sample music clips of the artist please visit www.manjiriasanare-kelkar.com.
Suyog Kundalkar (Harmonium) is a leading hamonium player of the young generation. He is a student of Dr Arvind Thatte and has accompanied almost all the leading vocalists. ex. Kishori Amonkar, Prabha Atre, Jayateerth Mevundi, Ulhas Kashalkar, Malini rajurkar, etc.
Sanjay Deshpande (Tabla) is a leading hamonium player of the young generation. He is a student of Pt. Suresh Talwalkar and has accompanied leading vocalists such as Kalapini Komkali, Maniri Asanare, Veena Sahasrabudhe, etc