EP 52 . 24 Jan 18
Dhanashree Pandit Rai holds a Masters Degree in Hindustani Classical Music from the University of Bombay. She has trained under the stalwart of the Kirana Gharana Pt. Firoz Dastur and the Thumri legend Shobha Gurtu. She has also received valuable guidance in Thumri from Begum Afroz Bano and Batuk Dewanji. She is a recipient of the prestigious SUR MANI award from Sur Singar Samsad. Dhanashree is one of the leading exponents of the THUMRI form of music and her repertoire, besides Khayal, consists of thumri, Chaiti, Hori, Kajri, Sawan, Jhoola, etc. She has also been associated with Jazz musicians and has been giving training in Indian music to several world-renowned Jazz artists. Most Of us must have heard in ted talks and other places where she familiarises with Raag Sangit and how to identify Raag in new and old age songs.