Welcome aboard Mahesh Kale
Co-founder, Chief of Music


Mahesh Kale joins LivDemy as Chief of Music. Mahesh Kale is a San Francisco Bay Area-based Indian Classical vocalist renowned for his specialization in Indian Classical (Hindustani), Semi-Classical, Devotional music, and Natya Sangeet. Kale, after winning India’s National Film Award as the Best Playback Singer, for a classical piece in the film Katyar Kaljat Ghusli (2016), has firmly established himself as the face of Indian classical music of the new generation. Honed in the Gurukul system of learning from the legendary Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, he has an illustrious pedigree, and his thrilling performances bear this out.
Mahesh maintains an open outlook towards music to reach out to the new generation while retaining the traditions. He has performed with world percussionists including Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu, and Sivamani, and instrumentalists like Stanley Jordan, Pedro Eustache, George Brooks and Frank Martin, infusion and collaborative works, ably demonstrating his versatility as a composer and singer. In an effort to spread awareness and education about Indian classical music in the western world, Mahesh has given lecture-­demonstrations and talks at various academic institutions including Stanford University, Harvard University, IISc Bangalore, TEDx, and the Commonwealth Club.

Founder of Indian Classical Music and Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on preserving, nurturing, and celebrating Indian Classical Music, Mahesh is also a teacher and an inspiration for a motivated student body of over a hundred fifty students in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Some music:
– Abhang: Kanada Raja
– Raga Malkauns at Stanford Jazz

– Gaayeja with Kaushiki Chakraborty
– Albela Sajan with George Brook’s Jazz band

– Raga Bageshree – Live at Ali Akbar College
– Ghei Chhanda (traditional version followed by modern version)
– Aruni Kirani (Mahesh Kale: National Award for Best Singer 2016 from President of India


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