Shashwati performs Raag Shudh Kalyan followed by stunning tappas in Raag Khamaj & Raag Sohini in her signature Gwalior style and two taranas in her UK debut concert. Shahbaz Hussain (tabla) and Ajay Joglekar (harmonium) accompany her. Shashwati elaborates the tappas with complex patterns typical of her gharana.
Shashwati initially trained under her mother Kamal Mandal. Between 1987-1992 she received a national scholarship from the department of Culture in India, enabling her to study ‘Tappa’ and ‘Khayal’ style with the veteran musician Pandit Balasaheb Poonchwale. A foremost disciple of Balasaheb. He quest for more knowledge in music brought Shashwati under the expert guidance of Pandit Madup Mudgal, Purnima Choudary and Gundecha Brothers.
Shashwati Mandal (khayal & tappa)
Shahbaz Hussain (tabla)
Ajay Joglekar (harmonium)
Raag Shudh Kalyan, Raag Khamaj & Raag Sohini