Singing sisters in their prime: Apoorva Gokhale and Pallavi Joshi


Singing sisters in their prime: Apoorva Gokhale and Pallavi Joshi

Date: Saturday, May 27, 7:30 pm
Price: $40 Balcony ($36 Members), $50 Orchestra ($45 Members)
A limited number of $20 tickets for full time students with valid ID are available. Please email Raag-Mala Toronto for details.
Tickets include Museum admission.

The Aga Khan Museum is proud to partner with the Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto to bring the finest musicians performing Raag Sangeet (North Indian Classical music) to Toronto audiences.


Throughout their 2023 concert season, Raag-Mala Toronto will present five carefully selected vocalists and instrumentalists who are masters of their craft. Paying homage to tradition while carrying on this ancient art form, Raag-Mala Toronto presents a masterclass in musical complexity through a series of raags — improvisations based on musical scales that serve as the lifeblood of Indian classical music and have no traditional Western equivalent.


Experience the generational sounds of highly acclaimed musicians, Apoorva Gokhale and Pallavi Joshi as they share their familial musical traditions.


Born into a family of traditional legendary musicians, Apoorva Gokhale has carved a niche for herself as one of the most sought-after vocalists of her generation with a firm grounding in Gwalior Gharana Gayaki — the traditional style of singing. Her grandfather was the late Pandit Gajananbuva Joshi and her great-grandfather, Pt. Antubua Joshi was an eminent court musician in the state of Aundh.


Representing the fifth generation of the rich musical tradition, Pallavi Joshi started training with her grandfather, Pt. Gajananbuva Joshi, at the age of five. After his passing, she trained under her uncle Pt. Madhukar Joshi, her aunt Dr. Sucheta Bidkar, and her father Shri. Manohar Joshi. She is a recipient of the National Scholarship for Hindustani classical vocal young artists from the Government of India.


The sisters will be accompanied by Sri Sanjay Deshpande on tabla and Sri Chinmay Kolhatkar on the harmonium.



About Raag Sangeet

Raag Sangeet is a centuries-old tradition in which knowledge is transmitted from a guru (teacher) to their disciple. An artist will typically present bandishes (compositions) learned from their guru, with improvisations dependent on the artist's creativity. An artist generally decides on bandishes and the Raags (melodies) they are based on, just prior to their performance. The decision is often based on their mood and the audience's energy receptivity to their performance. Connoisseurs often recognize the Raags on which these bandishes are based, whereas most listeners treat the performance as if meeting a friend - with curiosity and openness.


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