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"Sur Olakhiche" Teaser

माझा मराठीची बोलू कौतुके। परि अमृतातेहि पैजासी जिंके। ऐसी अक्षरे रसिके। मेळवीन।।

SUR OLAKHICHE is my newest musical production... featuring Marathi classics with a newly imagined sound. Your favorite Marathi songs, with new voices, new instruments, and new arrangements!

We had a successful first show earlier this year at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas. The magnitude of response and outpouring of appreciation for the concert has been absolutely overwhelming from the local audience as well as the guest of honor at the event, Avadhoot Gupte.

Special thanks to Tan Truong at West Side Recording for the video work.

"Malavun Taak Deep"

Super excited to see the release of this track, one of my favorite collaborations in recent months!

Thanks so much to Saili Oak for the wonderful opportunity to produce and arrange this track with some truly amazing collaborators including the illustrious Ragini Shankar on violin. A remake of one of my all-time favorite Marathi classics... enjoy!

"Sur Olakhiche" Photos

We had a successful first show of my newest Marathi music production, SUR OLAKHICHE, earlier this month at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas. The magnitude of response and outpouring of appreciation for the concert has been absolutely overwhelming from the local audience as well as the guest of honor at the event, Avadhoot Gupte. Check out the photos below! More content will be posted soon.

Special thanks to Bhagyashree Dixit for the photography.

Sur Olakhiche

SUR OLAKHICHE is my newest musical production... featuring Marathi classics with a newly imagined sound. Your favorite Marathi songs, with new voices, new instruments, and new arrangements!

The SUR OLAKHICHE band and I have been hard at work rehearsing since last fall. We are super excited to go on stage for the first show on February 12! All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Houston Maharashtra Mandal's Vastu project - a dream to build a Maharashtrian community center in the greater Houston area.

Don't miss this show - it's sure to be a one of a kind production. :) See you all from the Berry Center stage on February 12th!

Special thanks to Jyotsna Phadke for lending her artistic talents to make this poster.

Transient Phase: "A Wednesday in September"

I'm very pleased to announce a brand-new musical project!

Not a lot of people know that during my time at Berklee I recorded a lot of ambient/relaxation music on the side, separate of my other musical projects. It's time for these tracks to finally be heard - and I'll be releasing them under the name of TRANSIENT PHASE.

This project will consist of ambient instrumentals meant to be played in the background, with the goal of relaxing you and helping you decompress from your daily routine. Please use them for meditation, yoga, reiki, or any of your other unwinding activities! I will be releasing one track per week until I run out of material... which I promise, won't be for a while! 

The first track, called "A Wednesday in September," is now available for streaming on SoundCloud (link below). I'll make the tracks available for download in the near future. I can't wait to share the rest of this new music with you - a project that is close to my heart and has blossoming quietly without much attention. It's time you guys get to hear it all!

Payal Ki Jhankaar Released!

PAYAL KI JHANKAAR, the Indian classical fusion album I produced for vocalist Veena Watwe last summer, was launched in Houston last weekend. We had a great time at the launch telling the audience about the making of the project and also presenting some of the material from the record live in vocal and instrumental performance as well as through Indian classical dance.

Here are some pictures of the event - special thanks to Ravi Ozarker for these!

Excellence in Engineering Award!

Today is a pretty special day for me because I got a Director's Award from the person who I've learned the most from this year and my most favorite professor of my college life, Ian Kagey! I am super humbled to have been selected for the Excellence in Engineering award in a class full of truly remarkable musicians, engineers, and recording artists. And a special thank you to Ian - you have given me the lessons of a lifetime in just ten short months!