UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Srivani Jade (audio), 2013-03-06  PDF

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Sercombe, Laurel; University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
UW Ethnomusicology Archives concert recordings: Srivani Jade (audio)
1 items  :  OD - 1 CD (44.1 kHz/16-bit) (digital, stereo); WD - 1 CD (digital, stereo); Duration: 1:05:35; program
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Concert by Srivani Jade, Visiting Artist in Ethnomusicology, and her students, University of Washington, Brechemin Auditorium, March 6, 2013.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Srivani Jade was introduced to music at the age of four by her father Bhavani Prasad Jade and uncle Raghavendra Tilwalli. She studied Khayal initially with Dr. Sharad Gadre in the Gwalior style (2002-03), and in the Kirana style with Pandit Parameshwar Hegde since 2006. Srivani also enjoys singing an eclectic repertoire of light classical music, such as Thumri-dadra, Tappa and Bhajans.

Although she grew up performing on the stage and radio in India, she debuted as a Khayal singer in Ragamala's Utsav festival (Seattle, 2008) and Devanandan Ubhayaker Yuva Sangeet Utsav for emerging artists (Bengaluru, 2009). She has since continued to study, teach, and perform Hindustani Gayaki in both North America and India--Kalakendra (Portland), Ragamala (Seattle), Chhandayan (New York), Anindo Chatterjee Institute of Tabla, Suburban Music Circle (Mumbai) to name a few--and major music festivals such as the Sawai Gandharv Bhimsen Mahotsav (2014).

She has five solo albums to her credit, and several grants, artist residencies and awards, including the Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship Award (2009) and an NEA grant for her musical composition work on the existential love poetry of Meera Bai (Astitva, 2011). She has composed and recorded theme vocals for independent films such as Tapasya (2003), Siddhanto (2014) and stage productions such as Indian Ink (Sound Theater Company). She is an auditioned artist with All India Radio, and Visiting Artist with the University of Washington School of Music's Ethnomusicology program. She has also presented workshops on Hindustani/Bhakti music at UW Bothell, University of Puget Sound, University of British Columbia (Canada) etc.

Srivani's inter-disciplinary work, with visual artist Annette Solyst's miniature 'Peacock' paintings was featured as a month-long installation at Jack Straw New Media Gallery (Raag-rang) in 2014. Her work as a soloist for Seattle-based B'shnorkestra's Global Concerto series (Tagore's Prarthona) was featured in the 2016 Earshot Jazz Festival, and received critical acclaim.

Her new work-in-progress Soul Raga features One-on-One dialogues between Indian Vocals and West Javanese Sundanese music, Senegalese drumming, and Greek clarinet. Soul Raga has received grant support from 4Culture and Jack Straw Productions, and will premiere in Seattle in Summer 2017.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Hindustani music from North India with Srivani Jade, Visiting Artist in Ethnomusicology, and her students.

Audio recording by Laurel Sercombe for the UW Ethnomusicology Archives (Sony CDR-W33 in Brechemin recording booth; Audio Technica AT-825 mic).

Contents: Tr. 1 - Introduction by Patricia Campbell; student group onstage; Tr. 2 - Tu hi Aadhaar; Tr. 3 - Poorvi; Tr. 4 - Marwa; Tr. 5 - Yaman; Tr. 6 - Malkauns; Tr. 7 - Introduction of Srivani Jade by Patricia Campbell; musicians onstage; Tr. 8 - Tuning; comments by Srivani Jade; Tr. 9 - Raga Hemant: compositions Beet Gaye (vilambit, Rupak tal) and Hamari Dudha Leeje (drut, teental); Tr. 10 - Bhajan: Chalo man ganga jamuna teer (Composer: Meera Bai (poetry), Pt. Parameshwar Hegde (music))

Transmission Data: Original disc recording (1:05:35) transferred to digital file 3/7/13, edited slightly, and Work Disc produced (1:03:54) - 2013-2.1 WD (44.1 kHz, 16-bit)

Related collection: for video recording of concert see collection 2013-1.

Documentation: Flyer

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bhajan
  • Classical Music, Hindustani
  • Concerts
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Khayal
  • Geographical Names :
  • Asia
  • India--Asia--South Asia
  • North India
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Jade, Srivani (performer)