The South Asian Studies Council presents:
Autumn Moon: The Music of Divine Dance, An Evening of Hindustani Music with Aastha Goswami.
Aastha Goswami received her intense music training from the prestigious ITC SangeetResearch Academy (www.itcsra.com) in Kolkata where she had the privilege of training under the tutelage of Pt. Arun Bhaduri and the legendary Padma Vibhushan Smt. Girija Devi Ji.
Performing for more than 20 years all over India, with numerous awards and honors to her credit, Aastha is based in Vrindavan, the cultural-spiritual center of Vaishnavism/Krishna worship.
Deeply entrenched in the famous Kirana (Gharana) classical musical tradition of Hindustani music, she has also immersed herself in the stream of Devotional music.
Aastha has evolved her unique style of Padavali Gaayan, which imbibes the intricacies of Khayal Gayaki suffused with deep emotions. While her repertoire showcases traditional classical compositions and Thumris, she also enriches her performances with her rare collection of compositions of the Braj region like Krishna-Radha Janamotsava Badhai Gaan, Jhoola, Ashtyaam Raag Seva, songs of different seasons and festivals like Hori, Basant, Saavan etc.
As the renowned classical dancer Padmashri Geeta Chandran says:
“Aastha Goswami’s voice is like honey flavored by the rarest saffron of selfless sadhana and when this dedicated riyaaz is perfected at the feet of Radharamanji in Vrindavan, it transcends time and space to pierce infinity! She is on a different internal journey; reaching Ishwara through Swara!”