Raag-Mala Concert -- Dr Prabha Atre
Raag-Mala Presents: Vocal Recital by Dr. Prabha Atre
Accompanied by: Dr Chetna Banawat (Vocal), Kedar Naphade (Harmonium), Vikas Naregal (Tabla)
Date and Time: Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 7pm* (*Latecomers will be seated at a suitable interval)
Venue: Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St W, Toronto (CBC Building)
Tickets: $40, $30 ($5 member; $10 student discount with valid id)
Tickets Call: Zahid: 416-995-3968, Rishi: 647-521-3816, Nishant: 416-795-9216
Online at sulekha.com/toronto
Dr. Prabha Atre is one of the senior torchbearers of classical music in India today. She trained under
Sureshbabu Mane and Hirabai Badodekar, children and disciples of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, the
preeminent modern day exponent of the Kirana Gharana. She is widely acclaimed for her grace and
excellence in performance, and her research into, and teaching of, Indian classical music.
She has numerous publications (books and CDs) to her credit
and has been a visiting professor at a number of universities in India and overseas.
She has established a Foundation to promote the cause of Indian classical music and performing arts.
Dr. Atre has been honoured with many national awards, including the title `Padmabhushan' and
the Sangeet Natak Akademi award, in recognition of her creativity, artistic excellence, outstanding
achievement and distinguished service in the field of classical music.
Dr. Chetna Banawat, a senior disciple of Dr. Atre will provide vocal accompaniment,
along with Kedar Naphade on harmonium and Vikas Naregal on tabla.
Next Concert: May 11th, 2014: Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande
Interactive Workshop : Hindustani Classical Performance
"An Interactive Discussion and Workshop on finer aspects of Hindustani Classical Performance"
This workshop will be led by Shri Kedar Naphade, senior disciple of the legendary Pt. Tulsidas Borkar,
and is well known Hindustani Classical soloist and accompanist. This event is designed to benefit
students learning vocal, instrumental Hindustani classical music of all levels.
The workshop will be informative and educational for avid listeners of classical music as well as
to help improve the appreciation of hindustani classical music. The following topics will be covered in the
workshop, aided by lecture, demonstration and interactive discussions and question-answer sessions .
Alaap - How to improve Alaap, Methods of Riyaaz for a performer.
Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to improve your ability to learn as well as
increase your appreciation of the music you listen to!
A light refreshment will be served.
Date : Sunday - April 13 from 9:30-11:30 am
Place : Residence of Deepamala Dubey, 1446 Inuit Trail, Mississauga L5N 7R8
Fees : $15 per person (discounted fees if more than 1 person is attending from a family).
RSVP : Rupali Vatve - 905 232 4645 /
; Nishant Parekh - 416 795 9216 /
Number of seats are limited so please RSVP soon...
More about Dr. Kedar Naphade http://www.kedarnaphade.com/
MSSO : Gauri Pathare music concert
MSSO has sponsored Gauri Pathare's visit to Toronto and will be hosting the artist and her music concert
in Toronto. Gauri has learned from different "Gurus"(teachers) but mainly from Smt. Padma Talwalkar of
Gwalior-Jaipur Gharana and Late Pt.Jitendra Abhisheki ji. In addition to pure classical style,
Gauri sings semi classical forms like Thumari, Dadra as well as Marathi Natya Sangeet and devotional music also.
Please visit her website www.gauripathare.in So you can listen to her audio-video clips. Harshad kanetkar will be
coming to accompany her on Tabla.
Date: Saturday April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM Onwards
Venue: Home of Tushar and Alka Shekhar, # 5320 Forrest Ridge Dr, Mississauga, L5M 5B4
RSVP: Before Wed, April 23, 2014 by phone 416-226-1350 or email
MSSO Toronto is welcoming a prominent social activist and an award winner
Anuradha Bhosale to Toronto during the May 3-4 week end.
We will organize a Gath-Bhet program and advise the venue and time.
BMM 2015 Convention-LA
The deadline to donate for the BMM 2015 Convention-LA has been extended till April 15th, 2014.
Also the website, http://www.bmm2015.org/ is up and running with all updates and new logo/slogan.
Make sure to visit the website to get the latest information about the LA convention.
Call for Sponsorships and Advertisements
MBM EC 2014, appeals for Event Sponsorship, Donations, Advertisements and for Volunteering
Please contact any of the following:
Leena Deodhare 905-828-0822, Vaidehi Bhagat 416-318-9846 or Namita Dandekar
EC 2014 very much appreciates and values the contribution given in any kind or form,
from the community
Call for volunteers
AC's priorities: Increase the scope of the Admin Team
We want to add some more functions to the above list in order to have smoother operation, and
for that we are seeking volunteers from the Marathi community who have some background/experience,
and who can study, analyze, and write procedures and monitoring mechanism for the following:
-creating and maintaining a registry of rental facilities,
-creating and maintaining a registry of resources to carry out Public relations,
-creating and maintaining a pool of volunteers,
-maintaining a register of media people for publicity purposes,
-finance (consolidation of investment records, process of reporting to CRA and other government agencies),
-general administration(inventory of assets, archiving MBM records, smooth transition from one year to the next),
It is necessary that these tasks are carried out smoothly and consistently year after year.
The Admin Team is a supporting structure and a knowledge source with procedures and databases for maintaining
consistency in the Mandal activities. It does not have executive powers. The members of this team are not elected,
but chosen by AC. They will function under AC's guidance to disseminate information when needed.
The AC will be solely responsible for selecting suitable individuals for the above tasks
Please send an e-mail to ACChair @mbmtoronto.com
Please include your background, relevant experience, specific field you are interested in, your e-mail ID,
and telephone number.