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Dr Ankit Parikh
Dr. Ankit Parikh is one of the talented Pakhawaj artists from India. He has learnt Pakhawaj under Goswami Sri Kalyan rai ji Maharaj sri , the acharya of vallabh sampraday and vidwan of Nana Panse Gharana. Later he moved to lucknow and took further talim from Dr . Raj Khushiram, disciple of Pakhawaj wizard Swami Pagal das ji. Ankit belongs to temple tradition of Pushti bhakti marg. He is gifted musician carrying forward the rich tradition of Pakhawaj with dedication and hard work. He is not just an excellent solo artist but a well known Pakhawaj accompanist as well. He has great ability to adapt singing or playing style of fellow musicians and improvise with the mastery of technique and temperament of music rendition He has already been performing all over the india with renowned and young musicians both and has been much appreciated for his performances. Ankit has been felicitated with various award for his active participation in promoting Pakhawaj such as Mridang Gaurav award 2019, Junior research fellowship award 2019 by Ministry of Culture, Girnar Ratna award 2017, Taalmani award 2010 etc . Apart from Being extremely talented musician, Ankit is only young Pakhawaj artist who holds the Doctorate degree in Pakhawaj from Banaras Hindu university.
A certified 200 RYT yoga instructor with about 3 years of yoga teaching and many more years of personal sadhana in balanced hata yoga. Few words from her: "My journey in yoga began in India with A1000 Yoga studio, where the exemplary teachers taught us the "Yoga" way of life. It is not just an exercise form, it is transcending body, mind, a journey of self to higher self through awakening higher consciousness. Self-awareness and spiritual well-being are at the core of this holistic practice. I believe in spreading positive vibes and blissful energy through the practice of yoga. Love teaching and learning from my fellow yogis." Expertise in skills like- Hata Yoga Vinyasa Yoga Balanced Flow Pranayama (Breathing Practices) Meditation Yoga Nidra Thematic Yoga Practices Modifications & Contraindications.
Smt Subhasree Majumdar
Hindustani Classical Music (Vocal)
Smt. Subhasree Majumdar started her music training at the age of 3 from her maternal grandmother Late Smt. Kana Dutta. Building on this she undertook training from Late Shri Panchu Gopal Mukherjee (Prof. of music, at Bengal Music College, Kolkata). Smt. Subhasree Majumdar started her formal training in Hindustani Classical music (Vocal) under Smt. Anita Majumdar who is the direct disciple of Late Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan, and Late Shri Jatileswar Mukhopadhyay. Her rigorous training enabled her to achieve the prestigious Sangeet Prabhakar Degree from Prayag Sangeet Samiti Allahabad. She continued her training as a gandabandha shishya from revered Smt. Prabhati Mukherjee, direct disciple of Late Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan from Patiala Gharana of Hindustani Classical Music, Late Begum Akhtarji and Late Rabi Guha Majumdarji. Her expertise ranges from Classical Music to Semi Classical music like Thumri, Dadra, Kajri, Bhajan, Gazal and Bengali Songs like Nazrul Geeti, Ragasrayi Bengali Songs, Bengali Modern Songs. Smt. Subhasree Majumdar has performed in various sabhas in India as well as in the United States. Over the years, she has gained extensive and rich experiences and skills in mentoring students in Indian music. Her student base consisted of a broad range of age groups starting from tiny tots to adults spread across the nation and in India. She is a licensed examiner under Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal in Hindustani Classical music (Vocal). She is the author of Sura Shringar Part 1 and is the founder of Excellence Academy of Indian Music, Performing and Visual Arts LLC.
Smt. Shruti Sen started her music training at the early age of 7 years from her father who was very much talented in all forms of Tagore songs and literature formulated by Tagore. She then got her formal training in Rabindra Sangeet in India from Shri Arin Chatterjee and Shri Subinoy Roy. Over the years she sang many types of songs including classical and modern songs . She has performed in many cultural events in Kolkata, India and was always recognized for her musical talent and mellifluous voice. Currently she performs and organizes many musical and cultural events in the Bay Area and also leads the Music team of a cultural club, Kriti Cultural Club in Fremont, local to the Bay area. She resides with her family in the Bay Area.
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