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Monday, January 24, 2011

A tribute to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi on Stanford Radio's Itsdiff program - 90.1 FM

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On Jan 24th 2011, the Indian music world suffered a great loss in the passing away of one of the greatest exponents of  Hindustani music Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. It is some consolation that he lives amongst us in the form of the wonderful music he has left behind. 

It is our privilege that well known Hindustani  musician Sri Nachiketa Sharma will be on itsdiff radio program to talk about Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

Please remember to tune in to this special tribute to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi 

Date: 2011 January 26th Wednesday
6.00 AM PST - 7.15 AM PST - Devotional and classical music
7.15 AM PST - 7.30 AM PST - Interview with Padma Rao, President, Kannada Koota of N California
7.30 AM PST - 8.45 AM PST - A tribute to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi by eminent musician Sri. Nachiketa Sharma.

Live On Radio: Stanford KZSU 90.1 FM (in California Bay area)
Live On Internet:  (listen from anywhere in the world)

Host: Madhu Krishnamurthy

Please check this site for updated information.

For people listening in India. The program 'A tribute to Pandit Bhimasen Joshi' is from IST 9.00 PM to IST 10.00 PM on January 26th Wednesday night.

A profile of our guest Nachiketa Sharma

Nachiketa Sharma is originally from Dharwad, Karnataka. His exposure to Hindustani music and initial training came from his parents, who continue to inspire him. In Madras Nachiketa learnt from Shri B. N. Simha and Shri B. Hanumantachar.

It was under the great meastro Pt. Basavraj Rajguru that his extended training and burnishing took place. Nachiketa has performed all over India and North America. He runs the Rajguru Sangeet Vidyaniketan school of music in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a senior teacher at the Sangeetaanjali Institute of Music. 

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