Vidya Shah

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Artiste
Location New Delhi, Delhi, India
Introduction Trained initially in Carnatic music, Vidya Shah later received guidance in in Khayal from Shubha Mudgal and thumri, dadra and ghazal gayaki from Shanti Hiranand. A popular performer, Vidya has also composed and recorded for several projects.She has to her credit releases with international and Indian labels. Her latest, Mere Paas Raho, Time Music, celebrates the Poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz . She has performed at several international forums including the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, Humbolt Forum in Berlin, at the Kala Utsav in Singapore. She is the director of the project Women on Record, celebrating Music of women in the Gramophone era.(www.womenonrecord.com) A prolific writer on music, she is also a member of the cultural committee of the South Asia Foundation. A recipient of the Pro Helvetia residency, and the Charles Wallace Award from the British Council,The Fellowship from Ministry of Culture. Vidya is the Director of Programs at The Centre For Media and Alternative Communication (www.cmacindiaonline.org)