Pictures of a Hindustani vocalist from Goa


Here’s Rajan Parrikar’s link to a picture gallery for Kesarbai Kerkar, the Hindustani vocalist from Goa. And if you’re keen to know more about Kerkar, check out Google.
Parrikar explains on his website which he introduced via the Soc.Culture.Indian.Goa Usenet newsgroup of where the pictures come from.
He wrote: “Kesarbai Kerkar was born in the tiny village of Keri (also spelled “Querim”) in the Ponda taluka, about 15 miles due east of Panaji, the capital of Goa. The hamlet, nestled in an area of exquisite, serene beauty, is home to two temples devoted to Vetal and Goddess Sateri. There are two houses in Keri associated with Kesarbai. One is the ancestral house where she was born, whose occupants today are the descendents of her brother, the sarangiya Anant Kerkar. Following a feud with Anant, Kesarbai built another home less than a kilometre away. This second home is now the site of the Surashree Kesarbai Kerkar High School. Both the homes essentially stand in their original state; extension work on the school continues without disturbing the parent structure. I went to Keri on January 5, 2005 and took some pictures. The entire school staff was warm, welcoming and helpful. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the pictures and to view the slideshow.”

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