Biography

” Shweta Jhaveri is to the raga for voice what Ravi Shankar is to the raga for sitar ” - WorldDiscoveries net

The only Indian classical vocalist who has performed & recorded Hindustani classical vocal and world vocal music since her 20s, Shwetã Jhaveri is a performer of the north Indian classical vocal form Khayãl. She also sings tappã, thumari, tarãnã and Bhajans. Born in Ahmedabad-India “Shweta is the premier female vocalist from Gujarat-India to perform classical music internationally since her age of 19”- The Gujarat State Academy. Since her mid twenties, she has garnered renown as a mesmerizing vocalist to record & perform Hindustani classical music with purity and innovative world music based on khayals & ragas with world musicians. Her beautiful stage presence has delighted audiences worldover.

” Hypnotic Khayals…her mesmerizing vocals astonish with hypnotic virtuosity “
- WorldMusicCentral.

Shweta Jhaveri has performed extensively in India, USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Bangladesh, Dubai, Mauritius, Singapore & is the first Hindustani vocalist to perform in Argentina in 2001. Shweta Jhaveri’s yearly Spring & Summer classes in the BayArea, CA have attracted students from worldwide. Shweta is included as a pioneer classical vocalist in several Indian and world music publications. She has lent her voice for the Indian national TV and feature films. She was the youngest Indian classical vocalist to perform and be interviewed by the BBC,uk and the NPR,usa. Shweta is a recipient of a few Indian & Western honors since her twenties, including the Netragaonkar Award-Pune,Pandit Jasraj Gaurav Puraskar- Pune, SpicMacay merit certificate, Indian American Chamber’s award- CA usa, American Society’s appreciation for classical & world music lyrics- NY usa & The Gujarat State academy award from India in 2007 for Indian classical vocal music.

” Creative music making of the highest order ” - Billboard.

Shweta Jhaveri is the founder of Cosmic Khayãls since her 30s, a music company that features her original music & lyrics. Cosmic Khayals is dedicated to preserving Indian classical music & exploring world music. Shweta is also the founder of 21stCentury Cosmos music which has produced Shweta’s Indian classical vocal CDs Avishkar, Khayal Saga and world music Cd Huge since 2003. Shweta ’s mesmerizing voice and performances are recognized today in the areas of North Indian classical and World music .

(Source: http://www.shwetajhaveri.com/bio.html )

Edited by IMC-OnAir on 22 Aug 2009, 01:08

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