Govind Guna Gana
In this album Pooja Goswami renders Krishna Bhajans - devotional songs sung in a light-classical style in praise of Lord Krishna, one of the principal Hindu deities. About the artist: Pooja Goswami, Ph.D. (Music) Dr. Pooja Goswami was born in a musical family and received her early training in Hindustani (North Indian) classical music (vocal) from her father Sri. Surendra Goswami. She received her M.Phil from the University of Delhi and completed a Ph.D. in Music in 2005, also from the University of Delhi. The subject of her Ph.D. thesis was the life and music of Pandit Amarnath, one of the prime disciples of Ustad Amir Khan - an icon in Hindustani vocal music. Dr. Goswami is also trained in semi-classical music from the eminent vocalist Smt. Shanti Hiranand, the reigning queen of Thumri and Ghazal (semi-classical vocal genres) and the universally acclaimed successor of the legendary vocalist, the Late Begum Akhtar. The versatility in Dr. Goswami's repertoire is evident in her ability to sing Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Bhajan and various folk genres (e.g. Chaiti, Kajri) besides Khayals. Dr. Goswami has received the prestigious National Scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Human Resources. The many prestigious venues she has performed at include the India Habitat Center (Delhi), Tarannum Music Society (Delhi), the Ghazal festival (Delhi), Sangeet Sankalp Festival (Delhi), the Attic (Delhi), the Sopan Festival (Delhi), Vietnam International Tourism Festival (Hanoi), the Sangeet Sankalp Festival (Bilaspur) and the School of Music, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis).