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On the occasion of the annual ‘Gandha Puja’, Goan vocalist Pravin Gaonkar along with his disciple Pallavi Patil will be performing devotional songs on July 20, 7 p.m. at Anant Devasthan – Savai Verem.

Gaonkar began his musical training under the guidance of Kamalakar Naik. He received further training from the great vocalist of Agra and Jaipur gharanas, the Late Prabhudev Sardar, a senior disciple of Nivruttibua Sarnaik and Jagannathbua Purohit. Currently, Gaonkar is honing his advanced skills under the able guidance of Padmashree Ajoy Chakrabarty and Satyasheel Deshpande. He has also received guidance in light music from playback singer Suresh Wadkar. Patil has been taking training in classical vocals from Gaonkar for more than a decade.

The artists will be accompanied by Dayesh Kossambe on tabla, Subhash Fatarpekar on harmonium, Balkrishna Mest on keyboard, Sachin Jagtap on flute, Anish Mishra on sarangi, Gopal Prabhu on side rhythm, and Dattaraj Shetye on pakhawaj. Mansi Walve will anchor the programme. The programme is open to all.

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