‘Khayal’ today is undoubtedly one of the most popular forms of North Indian (Hindustani)
Classical (Art) Music. Literally meaning a ‘thought’ (khayal), the form assumed stature during the 16th Century. A mine of creative possibilities,
the khayal broke away from the rigidity and inflexibility of its predecessor form- the Dhrupad. Being abstract and contemplative in nature, it frees itself from the limits imposed by words and concerns itself more with the exposition of the raag, mainly through the play of notes and rhythm.
Session 3: Thumri
Session 4: Tappa
(Dates to be announced).
About Pushkar: Pushkar Lele has trained as a vocalist with several well-known teachers: Gangadharbua Pimpalkhare, Vijay Koparkar, Vijay Sardeshmukh and Satyasheel Deshpande. With a thorough understanding of Indian music, and an easy, interactive style of communication, he has conducted similar workshops through ‘Open Space’, ‘Kaveri Kalakshetra’ and NCPA, Mumbai.