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understanding sam

A Session with Tejashree Amonkar

“The sam as a shastra brings discipline to any kind of creative repertoire. It works as a tool to aid an artist in the unending vista of exploring the bhaav of an atmosphere. It beautifully establishes the completion of one dialogue – and gives me a definite point to start a new one,” Tejashree’s take on how sam, the first beat of a rhythmic cycle, plays such a critical role in channeling your thoughts and creative expression while performing.

G5A forum is proud to present morning riyaaz, a series of concerts featuring artists from different schools of music. Through this series, we hope to revive the relevance of pre-dawn discipline and invite audiences to experience the nuances within Indian music.

This session features Tejashree Amonkar, a proponent of Hindustani Khayal music of the Jaipur Atrauli Gharana, who concentrated her creative aspirations towards music under a guru none other than her grandmother Gaana Saraswati Late Smt. Kishori tai Amonkar. Tejashree is accompanied by two of the most promising emerging musicians in the industry – Siddhesh Bicholkar on the Harmonium and Yati Bhagwat on the Tabla.