Jyoti Thakar


Jyoti Thakar
Jyoti Thakar is a sixth-generation Sitar player. Her paternal family, the Ashtewales, hail from the city of Ujjain in central India. As aristocratic disciples, the Ashtewales learned both sitar and bin, an ancestor of the sitar, from leading court musicians of the nineteenth century, including Bande Ali Khan.

Jyoti retains the bin-influenced style of her forefathers that she first learned from her father, Shri Vasudev Rao Ashtewale. Her other musical mentors have included Dr. K.G. and Shri N.G. Gadgil, disciples of her great grandfather; Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, Agra gharana vocalist; Pandit Ram Narayan, sarangi soloist; and Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, one of the world’s leading performers of the tabla.

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Sitarist Jyoti Thakar
Sitarist Jyoti Thakar
Jyoti has performed for audiences in India, Singapore, Australia, Italy, America, and the UK. Selected sponsoring organizations have included:

South Asian Arts-UK (SAA-uk), Leeds
National Arts Council, Singapore
Vedanta Centre, Sydney
Sharda Music Center, Melbourne
Hindu Society of Northern Territories, Darwin
Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav, Kundgol
Naad Brahma festival, Pune
Swaranjali Pandit Sant Smriti Sangeet Samelan, Gwalior
Kumar Gandharva Sangeet Samelan, Indore
Meher Baba Samadhi, Ahmednagar
Cornell University, Ithaca
Italy Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Milan

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