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Baithak - an immersive concert with Ashwini Bhide Deshpande

Baithak – an immersive concert with Ashwini Bhide Deshpande

Baithak, a traditional concert series, creates an intimate space which embraces the subtle, unspoken moments between artist, instrument, and audience.

Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, a renowned Hindustani vocalist of the famed “Jaipur-Atrauli” Khayal Gayaki tradition, is a  name that resonates with many. Born in a musical lineage, Ashwini completed “Sangeet Visharad” of the “Gandharva Mahavidyalaya” at the young age of 16 and won the President’s Gold Medal at the All India Radio Music Competition in 1977.

Ashwini’s musicianship is characterized by a blend of tonal sweetness coupled with vitality and emotion and raga structure-architecture. Her raga delineation shows an unerring grasp over the grammar of the raga yet maintaining a soulfulness in her singing. Through this, she has succeeded in building up her own loyal audience. She yearns to explore the pathos of rare and complex (“achchop”) ragas characteristic of her Gharana. 

Ashwini is honored with numerous awards, including the prestigious “Rashtriya Kaalidas Samman” in 2016, “the Sangeet Natak Akademy Award” in 2015, and the “Rashtriya Kumar Gandharva Samman” in 2005. 

The concert will be hosted at the G5A Black Box which has been carefully designed for a pristine auditory experience.


Oct 18 2023


8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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