Ashwini Bhide Deshpande


Ashwini Bhide Deshpande

Date: Sat, Apr 27, 2019 07:00PM
Price: Tickets start at $30, 10% discount for Friends

Raag-Mala Toronto launches its 2019 season at the Aga Khan Museum with the acclaimed Indian classical vocalist Ashwini Bhide Deshpande. Known for her stirring voice, technical excellence, and entrancing performances, Deshpande sings rare and complex raags.


Raags are melodic improvisations based on musical scales with no traditional Western equivalent. They serve as the framework for Indian classical musicians to create a variety of melodies depicting different sentiments and moods.


Join us as Deshpande bravely explores the unknown while calling upon her deep musical lineage: the famed Jaipur Atrauli gayaki (singing style). This performance is part of our 2018/19 season, The Other Side of Fear, featuring acclaimed artists who have transcended fear through music, dance, and spoken word.


A limited number of $10 tickets for full time students with valid ID are available for purchase through Raag-Mala Toronto. For more information, please email or call Manoshi Chatterjee at 416.276.5616.



Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande is one of India’s most sought-after classical vocalists. Born into a musical family in Mumbai she studied in the classical tradition from the time she was a child. At 16, she won India’s President’s Gold Medal in a radio competition, and over the decades has gone on to win many more awards and global acclaim. Her albums have been released by several labels, including Sony Music, Times Music, and Universal Music. As a composer, she has published two well-received books of bandishes (compositions). Before devoting herself to her music, she completed a doctorate in biochemistry at the Bhabah Atomic Research Centre.


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An associate partnership with

 Raag-Mala Toronto

With support from

Ontario Arts Council



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