Performing Artists, their instruments/vocal and genres

Mamta Yadav

Motivated by her mother’s passion for teaching her music, Mrs. Mamta Yadav received a "Sangeet Prabhakar" in Vocal music, Tabla, and Kathak dance before the age of 16. Prior to moving to the West, she was a TV anchor on Doordarshan TV and a host on All India Radio. While living is Scotland for over a decade, she sought to bring Indian Subcontinental music and arts to Scottish communities, working as a policy coordinator for Indian arts and culture, and serving on the Ethnic Minority Arts Committee, and the Dance and Mime Committee of the Scottish Arts Council for several years. She has also given a large number of public performances as part of both solo and ensemble productions in virtually all the major theaters in Scotland, and in concerts in New York, New Jersey, and Oklahoma, where she currently lives. These have included opportunities to perform with Pandit Ravi Shankar, Allah Rakha, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Jagit Singh and Anup Jalota. She has been awarded numerous grants and awards by public bodies to bring Indian music, dances and performances to the public. Her career also includes two decades of teaching classical singing, harmonium, and tabla. In addition to music, she is a trained lawyer with an LL.B., and Masters degree in Oil and Gas Law from Oklahoma University. She loves writing and composing songs. In her spare time, she enjoys being a part of the vibrant South Asian community in Oklahoma and taking part in regular music evenings and competitions that keep excitement for Indian arts alive in the Midwest across different generations.
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