Remembering Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
To celebrate the birth centenary year of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, we have conceptualized this edition of our e-Swaranubhuti series. e-Swaranubhuti February 2022 is a special program created in the image of Pt. Bhimsen ji and his nuanced singing style.
- Nash Naubert (Flutist) – Featured Artist for Day 01 (26th Feb 2022)
- Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi (Vocalist) – Featured Artist for Day 02 (27th Feb 2022)
The event is FREE for everyone to watch.
Nash Naubert is proof of the fact that Indian classical music has become internationally recognized. His growing up years were instrumental in shaping his notions about various cultures and inculcating a desire in him to learn more about them.
Nash Naubert is a musician and founder at ‘MUSIC OF NOW’ an organization that is focused on promoting Indian Classical Music among listeners world-wide. Nash has mastered the technique of playing the bansuri, an Indian bamboo flute in the world of Hindustani classical music.
Originally from Seattle, USA, Nash has spent the last two decades in India pursuing the art of Indian classical music. This, along with his concert tours, teaching workshops, music albums and voluntary work speaks volumes about his dedication. Nash has toured USA, Europe and Canada, broadening the scope and horizons of Indian Classical Music to a global audience in 2019 highlighted with sold out performance at Carnegie Hall.
Pt. Jayateerth Mevundi
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 Bhimsen 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.