Mahesh Kale joins LivDemy as Co-founder, Chief of Music


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


13 thoughts on “Mahesh Kale joins LivDemy as Co-founder, Chief of Music”

  1. Hi
    I am preeti Deshmukh, residing in mulund mumbai
    I am a big fan of Mahesh ji
    I want to learn hindustani classical vocal from him
    Pl make my dream come true i want to be a disciple of Maheshji

    • Hey Preeti, thank you for reaching out to us, we’ll definitely let Mahesh know about this, we hope that your dream can come true in the future.

    • Hey Yash, hopefully, your wish might come true in the near future, we’ll inform him about your query, stay tuned for updates.

  2. Hi I am Arjun Mahanor, I am 13 years old and I love music, I am big fan of Mahesh Kale and want to learn music from him and want to become big singer like Mahesh Kale.

  3. Im from the northern part of India, and was introduced to abhang style of singing sung by Rahul and Mahesh, by my sister, who lives in mumbai, i was so enchanted and awe struck by the bhakti ras flowing in it…i am sooo much interested to learn music from ‘The Mahesh Kale’, please let me know how

  4. My daughter is a fan of Mahesh’s singing and we keep listening to him regularly. Please advise how she can become your student. Thank you so much for this platform. Best wishes to you and the team.

    • Amazing, we are a fan of Mahesh too… He’s currently not taking any masterclasses on LivDemy, but we’d suggest you check out our latest Masterclasses & classes on vocals.


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