Malini Awasthi

Musical Artist

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Who is Malini Awasthi?

Malini Awasthi is the face of folk music in India. Malini Awasthi is credited in bringing back these traditional forms of music to the national stage.

Indian folk music has been revived in a big way due to her contribution to this form of music. Malini is highly acclaimed for her “gaayiki” and her powerful performances. The world has seen her versatility in the famous music reality show “JUNOON” telecast on the channel NDTV Imagine. Singing the various forms of folk music from Benaras and Awadh like the Dadra, Sohar, Banna, Jhoola, Kajri,Holi, Chaiti, Vivaah, Dhobiya, Nirgun, etc. she showcased these different forms of folk music in her own way. Some of these forms, which are almost dying forms when sung on the stage, mesmerized the viewers and took the nation by a storm. A disciple of the Thumri proponent Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi Ji, today Malini is one of the leading Thumri singers of the Benaras Gharana. Malini is recognized for her distinctive style of singing which is a beautiful combination of soulful renditions of melodies together with her powerful performances.

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on July 23, 2013

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