KEHEN is an Indian world music band based in Pune, India. Coming from an Indian classical music background, this band established in 2018 is enthusiastic about various kinds of musical traditions which it blends in its own compositions aiming to create cultural bridges and harmony in our world. The word KEHEN in Indian classical music means the personal touch and inimitable interpretation by the artist based on a traditional composition. KEHEN has already successfully come in touch with jazz, classical, folk, and rock music, and its concerts have been appreciated not only by connoisseurs in India, but also by an international audience from France, Germany, Mexico, Namibia, and other countries. KEHEN performs both in India and abroad.
Pranali Kale (born 04/08/1994) was raised in a music loving family in Mahad, India. She took her classical training under the guidance of Sawani Shende, a famous classical singer and Jayashree Ranade, an All India Radio artist. She was also trained by the famous singer Anuradha Marathe. Pranali has been singing various music forms across India since her early twenties. She has done her Masters in Music and Sangeet Alankar from the Gandharva Mahavidyalay in the city of Miraj, India. Pranali has been given many awards in various competitions and has taken part at many music concerts in India. She is performing on a regular basis in a unique musical tribute to Asha Bhosale called “Asha the Versatile Legend”. Pranali with her irresistably beautiful voice is one of the most outstanding Indian singers of the new generation. Pranali teaches Indian classical music at the Gandharva Mahavidyalay in Pune. She also gives private classes at her own music studio and offers online courses in vocal music.
Praful (born 27/07/1995) was raised in Nanded, India and moved to Pune in order to quench his musical thirst where he did his MA in Indian Classical Music at the Bharati Vidyapeeth in Pune. He has learned Indian classical music from Laxmikant Ravande, Pt. Rajendra Kandal¬gaokar, and Nagesh Adgaonkar. In recognition of his excellent qualities as a vocal singer Praful has received a scholarship from the Bharatiya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal. He has also been given a scholarship by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training in India. Prafulʼs beautiful voice has indeed the ability to touch the deepest core of the heart. Praful is currently working at the Gandharva Mahavidyalay in Pune as an Indian classical vocalist and teacher, and also gives private lessons in vocal music to international students.
Anup Gaikwad (born 05/12/1988) was raised in Pune, India where he learned tabla under the guidance of Pt .Suresh Samant and Pt. Ramdas Palsule for more than 17 years. He did his BA in Music at the University of Pune with first class. Anup has performed with various bands across India. He was awarded a first prize in the Mood Indigo Festival at IIT Powai in 2014. In 2016 he had the opportunity to perform at the prestigious Kala Ghoda Art Festival in Mumbai. Anup has participated in a cross-cultural project called “Tabla Seasoning with Bulgarian & Spanish Flavours” playing a tabla accompaniment to several Spanish compositions by Jordi Savall’s Hespèrion XX(I) and some Bulgarian traditional folk songs. His contribution has also been used in an audiobook of a Sanskrit translation of Cervantes’s Don Quixote. Besides tabla, Anup also plays other percussion instruments such as cajon, djembe and pandeiro. Anup works as a music coordinator at the Aakar foundation in Pune supporting the holistic growth of children and teaches tabla at the Gandharva Mahavidyalay in Pune. He also has several international students in countries such as Germany, England, Brazil and Argentina.
Vishwanath Gosavi (born 15/05/1991) received his early music education from his own father and plays instruments like harmonium, keyboard, and guitar. He started performing in shows at the age of five. Vishwanath has learned harmonium under the guidance of Pt. Pramod Marathe. He has taken part in more than 500 shows under Raigad Zilla Parishad from 1997 to 2007. During this period he performed with his father’s group “Parivartan” in the rural area of Raigad. In this series of programs the group played in many small musical events and streetplays in order to bring awareness among the people regarding various issues in the society like alcoholism, tobacco addiction, and the notorious dowry system. Vishwanath teaches harmonium and keyboard at the Gandharva Mahavidyalay in Pune. He is also associated with an NGO called “Enabling leadership” active in India.