Braj is believed to be the sacred land of young Krishna where he enacted the playful, love-soaked chapter of his boyhood. The narrative of his life and that of his leelas such as raasleela, baal leela , govardhan leela etc. was to share the importance of love, peace and harmony to mankind. Be it the Govardhan Parvat (hill), the Kadamb tree, the holy basil, the Yamuna River, the cows, the peacocks, or the kunjas, his love and respect for nature is evident in all his leelas, during which, he often appeared as a cowherd to be one with mankind. Aastha Goswami from Vrindavan (Braj) shall be rendering soulful compositions that express this beautiful relationship of Krishna with nature and mankind.
Aastha has trained under the tutelage of Pt. Arun Bhaduri and Padma Vibhushan Smt. Girija Devi Ji at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy. Based in Vrindavan, Aastha has performed all over India and the world with numerous awards and accolades to her credit. She is well versed with various Hindustani classical music traditions with expertise in the Kirana gharana and devotional music. She has evolved her unique style of Padavali Gaayan, which imbibes the intricacies of Khayal Gayaki filled with deep emotions. Her repertoire also includes Thumris and a rare collection of compositions from the Braj region as well as songs of different seasons and festivals
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