Indian Sanskriti – Indian Culture (Web Series)


YUVA-Indians presents an online webseries on the introduction and demonstration of different aspects of Indian arts and culture – “Indian Sanskriti – Indian Culture.” This will be a webseries with each dedicated episode to a particular form of music, dance, or art by our invited professional guest. It will also be an interactive session with a professional artist who will help us understand the different facets of the art form.

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In our first episode, we were honoured to have ??. ?????? ????????. Sanika belongs to the third generation of a musically rich family from Pune, India. She received her musical training from her Guru-Father Pt. Rajan Kulkarni, and later from Vidushi Dr Veena Sahasrabuddhe, the doyen of Gwalior Gharana. Her achievements (to name a few) include Yuva Gayika Award – 2020, Sur Ratna Award (2020), CCRT scholarship by the Govt of India (2019), ITC Sangeet research academy Scholarship (2016-2019), SPIC MACAY Award (2019), Sangeet visharad at the age of 17, and Surshringar award.

If you are interested in understanding Indian arts and culture, this series is for you!


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Our second episode S01E02 was on Carnatic Classical Music Workshop with Mr. Abhay Nayampally. Born in Kerala, South India and brought up in Mumbai, Abhay grew up in a musical family, playing instruments such as the tabla and Piano. After exploring various Western forms such as jazz and blues on the guitar in his teens, Abhay felt the urge to explore a rarely visited genre on the guitar, South Indian (Carnatic) Classical music.


To be able to play such a difficult and rigorous form of music on a Western instrument, Abhay developed a new, unique and extremely expressive style on the guitar. Under the incomparable and invaluable guidance of the legendary Mandolin Maestro Vidwan U Srinivas, Abhay cemented his new style of playing and developed it into a polished and fine art form unique to the electric guitar. Among various awards and titles, he received the title Sangeeta Kalaratnam (‘Jewel of the Art of Music’) from Swarajhankar Sangeet Nritya Academy in 2011.

Currently, he is the only Carnatic Guitar Artiste in the world performing, recording and teaching the U Srinivas Bani (style) of playing on the electric guitar.