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Stree Shakti: Celebrating Women in Music


Stree Shakti: Celebrating Women in Music

Date: Sat, Sep 07, 2019 07:00PM
Price: $40 orchestra, $30 balcony, and 10% off Friends

Find out why Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar is considered one of India’s top classical music vocalists in this concert celebrating women in music, presented in partnership with Raag-Mala Toronto.


Having toured the world, Ankalikar-Tikekar now brings her gifts to the Museum. Accompanied on harmonium by Shubhada Athawale and on tabla by Mukta Raste she will perform raags associated with female deities, melodies by female composers, and her own compositions.


For 38 years, Raag-Mala Toronto has been staging the best of Indian classical music, and is committed to improve the underrepresentation of female musicians by providing more opportunities for female accompanists.


A limited number of $10 tickets for full time students are available through Raag-Mala Toronto. Please email or call Manoshi Chatterjee at 416.276.5616.

This event is part of our 2019/20 Performing Arts season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performative arts in connecting communities, preserving culture, and spurring social change.



Vidushi Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar, one of the top vocalists of her generation, began her training with Late Pt. Vasantrao Kulkarni of the Agra and Gwalior gharanas, and has subsequently received training from such great artists as the late Gaansaraswati Kishori Amonkar (Atrauli-Jaipur), the late Pt. Dinkar Kaikini (Agra), and Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar (Gwalior). She has performed extensively across the US, Canada, UK, UAE, and India.


Srimati Shubhada Joshi–Athawale is a harmonium player, singer, composer, and teacher born into a musical family. Her father was the late Pt. Kamalakar Joshi (Gwalior gharana) and her formal training began under Pt. Kamalakar Joshi, and later for harmonium under Pt. Pramod Marathe and Dr. Chaitanya Kunte. She has accompanied eminent artists such as Pt. Vidyadhar Vyas, Pt.  Raghunandan Panshikar, Pt. Anand Bhate and Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar. 


Srimati Mukta Raste has earned nationwide acclaim in India for her tabla playing, including awards from the Indian Ministry of Culture and the Joan Memorial Trust. She has studied with eminent masters Shri. Amod Dandage and Pt. Arvind Mulgaonkar, and vocalists Smt. Shashi Achawal (Gwalior Gharana), Ud. Aslam Hussain Khan (Agra Gharana), and Dhrupad Maestro Ud. Bahauddin Dagar.


Listening to Each Other

Sep 1, 2019 — May 31, 2019

Sublime Sitar with Pandit Budhaditya Mukherjee

Oct 19, 2019, 7:30 pm

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Dec 21, 2019, 4 pm

Offsite Performance
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Dec 21, 2019, 8 pm

Offsite Performance
Rebirth of the Sun at the Ismaili Centre Toronto

Dec 22, 2019, 4 pm

An Associate Partnership with

Raag Mala Toronto

With support from

Gulshan & Pyarali G Nanji Family Foundation

Ontario Arts Council

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