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Diwaali Pahaat 2021 - RFPA Diwali Music Festival

Wishing you a Musical Diwali 2021!

We are here to light up your Diwali with our special early morning show. This Diwali, wake up to serenading performances by Hindustani classical artists. This online Diwali music festival is bound to keep you engaged and enthralled. With a wide panel of uber-talented artists, we promise a morning filled with joy and cheer that will start off the auspicious festival with warmth and vigor.

Featuring:

  • Shreemati Rujuta Soman (Lead Performer – Classical Kathak Performer)
  • Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi (Lead Performer – Classical Vocalist)
  • Sunil Avachat (Accompanist – Flute)
  • Pandurang Pawar (Accompanist – Tabla)
  • Rohit Kulkarni (Accompanist – Keyboard)
  • Umesh Warbhuvan (Accompanist – Cajon)
  • Aditi Garade (Accompanist – Harmonium)

This magnificent Diwali Music Festival premiered on 4th of November 2021 at 6:30AM (IST). It recieved an astounding response, prodding us to keep it available for open viewing.

Registration and viewership for the event is still FREE for everyone.

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Featured Artists of Diwali Pahaat 2021

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Shreemati Rujuta Soman

Lead Vocalist

Rujuta Soman is one of the international leading Kathak dancers of India and founder of the Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy, under which she conducts online kathak classes. She has received tutelage from late Guru Pandita Dr. Rohini Bhate for over 20 years. She has to her credit many productions like RajahansaTrishna, Krishna SankeertanShivashakti TatvaBhairav Bhawataraka and others.

She has been bestowed with many honors and titles like “Nritya Alankaar” by Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and “Singaar Mani” by Sur Singar Samsad. In January 2018, Rujuta has been awarded the “ Shree Nandini “ award for outstanding contribution in the field of dance by the FIFTH NOTE ACADEMY ( a new vertical of Shakhri Begum Memorial Trust ) at the hands of Mr. Praveen Kadle , Ustaad Rashid Khan and Prof. Mandavi Singh .

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Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi

Lead Vocalist

Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi is one of the Kirana gharana’s leading vocalists. Born in Hubli, Jayateerth ji’s initial training began right at home, informally singing bhajans and other devotional music. He recounts that “there was no musician as such in my family, although they would listen to songs on the radio, identify the ragas and appreciate music in general”.

Aged 14 he ventured out to find a guru. He received instruction from Pandit Arjunsa Nakod for over a decade, and later trained with Shripati Padigar, a disciple of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (“whenever I listened to Bhimsen-ji on the radio, it used to cast a spell on me…”). Many hear a resemblance between his voice and Joshi’s, with strong incorporation of ideas from Carnatic music and a rich abhang repertoire.

He continues to take an eclectic, spiritual approach to classical music.

Sunil Avachat - RFPA Diwali Pahaat Music Festival - Flute Performer

Sunil Avachat

Accompanist / Flute
Pandurang Pawar - RFPA Diwali Pahaat Music Festival - Tabla Performer

Pandurang Pawar

Accompanist / Tabla
Rohit Kulkarni - RFPA Diwali Pahaat Music Festival - Keyboard Performer

Rohit Kulkarni

Accompanist / Keyboard
Umesh Warbhuvan - RFPA Diwali Pahaat Music Festival - Cajon Performer

Umesh Warbhuvan

Accompanist / Cajon
Aditi Garade - RFPA Diwali Pahaat Music Festival - Harmonium Performer

Aditi Garade

Accompanist / Harmonium
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    3 Comments

    • Posted November 4, 2021 8:59 am 0Likes
      by DURGESH L BILGI

      Excellent

    • Posted November 3, 2021 4:27 pm 0Likes
      by BNRanade

      Thanks for organizing. Eagerly awaiting

    • Posted November 3, 2021 12:29 am 0Likes
      by pprabhavalkar

      Thank you

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