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Anuradha Pal’s Stree Shakti

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The World’s first all female, Indian Classical ensemble

It’s International women’s day, lets recognize woman power, an all-female band that combines the best of Hindustani and Carnatic music talent across different parts of India. Besides a vocalist and melody instrumentalist, the group also includes accomplished female percussionists, a domain that is traditionally regarded as a male dominated field.

Founded in 1996, Stree Shakti is led by the wellknown tabla player, Aunuradha Pal. The group has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals across the world. Notable amongst them are the WOMAD festival and performance with Pan African Orchestra across U.K.

The group members include:
Pandita Anuradha Pal on Tabla & other World Percussion
Charulatha Ramanujan on Carnatic Violin
Sharvari Nagwekar on Hindustani Vocal
Deepika Sreenivasan on Mridangam
Krishna Priya on Kanjira

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