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The Joseph J. Naples ’41 Conversations in Christ & Culture Lecture and Performance Series presents Kalapini Komkali on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 pm in Palisano Pavilion. The performance is free and open to the public.

Kalapini Komkali is a Hindustani (often called ‘Indian’) classical vocalist celebrating her first U.S. tour this year. She will perform a mix of classical ragas, Indian devotional songs (bhajans) and Malwa folk songs.

Komkali is the daughter and disciple of the great Pandit Kumar Gandharva (1924-92). Her repertoire includes ragas and composition, and is complemented by traditional songs of Malwa, which represent the folkore and ethnic scent of the region. The Sagun-Nirgun Bhajans (devotional songs) of various saint poets rendered in her inimitable style provide acetic flavor to Komkali’s music.

Komkali’s recently released Swar-Manjari, a live concert recording. Additional commercial releases of her music include Aarambha, Inheritence and Dharohar. Komkali has also recorded the sound tracks for the films Paheli and Devi Ahilya.

Submitted by Marilyn Tokarczyk, administrative associate, religious studies