The Voice of Devotion

By on October 14, 2014
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The Voice of Devotion

Mumbai-based Goan classical vocalist AJIT KADKADE describes his journey as a determined student in the house of music legend the Late Pt Jitendra Abhisheki to a world renowned devotional singer

It was his strict determination that got him an opportunity to study  with Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, which changed the course of Ajit Kadkade’s life. 

From studying to becoming a doctor, to learning Indian classical music and becoming the voice of devotional music in Marathi, Kadkade’s journey has been a challenging one. 

He chats with VIVA GOA about how he became the people’s favourite devotional music singer...  

Describe your beginnings with Indian classical music
I was quite young when I started learning Indian classical music. Perhaps I was around 10-11 years of age when I learnt the harmonium from Bapu Bharve and took vocal lessons from Wadiye Guruji who was in Goa when I was in college. 

To be honest, I had no inclination to learn Indian classical music. I was studying to become a doctor, and didn’t pay much attention to what my music teachers were saying. I once bunked a music examination for vocals to play a cricket match. 

Wadiye Guruji was so upset with me that he told me I’d never become  a vocalist! 

Read the full article in 'Viva Goa' magazine copy.
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