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Women in Music Festival Amita Sinha Mahapatra – Dhupad Vocal Anuja Borude...

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Amita Sinha Mahapatra, comes from a music loving family of Bishnupur, West Bengal. She was initiated into music by her parents and encouraged by them to become a Dhrupad singer. She did her masters in music (Hindustani Classical Vocal) from Visva Bharati University, Shanti Niketan, and West Bengal. She got her initial training in Dhrupad from Shrimati Kaberi kar. Later on she joined the Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal where she learned the art of Dhrupad in the Gurushishya Parampara from Umakant Ramakant Gundecha.

She received a Merit scholarship from Visvabharati University, Shanti Niketan from 1997 to 2000. She also received the Sachi Shankaran Fellowship and Sir Dorabji Tata Scholorship for higher studies in Dhrupad Sansthan Bhopal.

She is A Grade artiste of All India Radio. She has also Toured USA with Aliya Rasheed as a part of Indo-Pak Sisters Tour. At present She is teaching at Dhrupad Sankula - Bangalore (A Branch of Dhrupad Sansthan , Bhopal). She has performed in many music festivals in India including ‘Arambh’ – Bharat Bhavan Bhopal, Dhrupad Mela- Varanasi, Dhrupad Festival – Gwalior, Yuva Mahotsav of Sangeet Natak Academy, Kal ke kalakar Festival, Mumbai , Dhrupad Sandhya – Pune, Bangalore. She has given vocal support to her Guru – Gundecha Brothers in many concerts.

Anuja Borude is a very young and most talented Pakhawaj player of the country. She learned Pakhawaj from Late Pt. Vasant Rao Ghorpadkar from Pune and last 3 years has continued her learning from Akhilesh Gundecha in Dhrupad Sansthan Gurukul Bhopal. She is a recipient of many scholarships and has performed solo in various cities in India. She had accompanied many Dhrupad and Veena artist like Jyoti Hegde, Nancy Leah , Gundecha brothers etc. She plays Pakhawaj in Panchmaad group where five women play different instruments.

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