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96th Pratahswar the morning raga series presents Septuagenarian Jayashree Patnekar
May 27, 2018, 6:30 am
“Pratahswar”, concert series of morning ragas is presented on a Sunday morning once a month from October to May of next year featuring mainly young and senior talented artistes. The duration of the concert is two hours.
It may be noted that “Pratahswar” has never repeated any artiste in all its 95 concerts till date. It has featured many talented artiste such as Samrat Pandit, Sahana Banerjee, Niladri Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Ramakant Gaikwad to veteran musicians such as Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ulhas Kashalkar, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande N. Rajam and to name a few. Pratahswar is considered to be a “Brand Event” in the world of Indian Classical Music having built a loyal audience of about 700 discerning listeners in the early hours of the day.
Jayashree Patnekar was initiated into Hindustani classical music by the late Vithalrao Pai from Sawantwadi. When her father shifted to Mumbai she started learning from K.D. Gavkar of Kirana Gharana. Gavkar Guruji was disciple of Abdul Karim Khansaheb. Her major achievement in Music in the early days came in 1964, when she earned the first rank in the All India Radio music competition.
Initially trained by K. D. Gavkar, Jayashree Patanekar went on to study vocal music with the legendary vocalist and violinist, Gajananrao Joshi. She also received guidance from stalwarts such as Nivruttibua Sarnaik and Ratnakar Pai of the Jaipur gharana. Her music reflects a confluence of three traditions: Gwalior, Jaipur and Kirana. Her style, marked with pure classicism and intellectual approach, evokes the intense atmosphere of the raga.
A regular artist of All India Radio, she is recognized as an ‘A’ Grade artist. She is a recipient of Karnatak Sangeet Natak Academy, Dr. Mallikarjun Mansoor Puraskar and Surmani Award.