Anupama Bhagwat

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Anupama Bhagwat’s sitar style exemplifies the best elements of the Imdadkhani gharana - structured alap (rhythmless introduction) playing, rapid taans (melodic elaborations), and a detailed mastery of gayaki ang (singing style). Her varied approach reflects the eclecticism of her guru Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee (father of Budhaditya), a sitarist who also played sarod, veena, surbahar, pakhawaj, sursingar, mandra bahar, dilruba, esraj, and tar shehnai.

She won All India Radio’s sitar competition in 1994, and has participated in fusion projects such as Global Rhythms and Shanti. Now based in Bangalore, she continues to refine her style while touring to acclaim.

"So exhilarating has been the beauty of my journey in the realms of music, that the destination is no longer important"

 

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