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Anuradha Pal's Stree Shakti
First all-female Hindustani Carnatic Classical band
Anuradha Pal's Stree Shakti, India's trailblazing all-female Classical band established in 1996, stands as a beacon of female empowerment and cultural fusion. Fusing Indian Classical music with Folk traditions, the ensemble features Hindustani Sitar and Tabla alongside Carnatic Violin-Vocal, Ghatam and Kanjira, masterfully performed by five talented female artists. Their performances have enthralled audiences worldwide with soul-stirring music and dynamic Jugalbandis.

Stree Shakti's influence extends globally, from their electrifying appearances at the WOMAD festival, where Rockstar Sting hailed them the ‘Indian Spice Girls’, to collaborative tours with the Pan African Orchestra across the UK, Scotland and Ireland, amplifying women's impact in traditionally male-dominated spheres.

Under Anuradha Pal’s visionary leadership, Stree Shakti has championed diversity and inclusivity, nurturing over a hundred female artists. They have graced prestigious international stages such as the Commonwealth Games Festival, Rhythm Sticks Festival, Nuit du Raga, BBC Music Live, Bangkok International Music Festival, Sangam Festival in Germany, Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie in Switzerland, City of London Festival at Barbican, Asian Music Festival, Cardiff Jazz Festival, among others.

Their journey resonates profoundly, inspiring youth and marginalized girls worldwide to pursue their aspirations, showcasing music's transformative potential and fostering cultural exchange. In India, their performances at ICCR, SAARC & CHOGM Summits, ITC SRA Sangeet Sammelan, Bharat Parv, Spirit of Unity Concerts, Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, Ellora Ajanta Festival, Sacred Spirit Festival, Times Now Amazing Indians, Sanskruti Arts Festival and various Zonal centers underscore their enduring impact on cultural diplomacy and empowerment.

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Anuradha Pal and her partners were sensational - Stree Shakti exuded physical confidence & joy.

Pure Music. What a storm!!

The band produced some really powerful beats performing expertly & with vigorous energy and amazing co-ordination. A memorable performance.

Alluring display of Indian girl power - simply magic! Enthusiastic applause… the audiences had been bewitched!!!

World class musicians prove Stree Shakti - stunning display by Anuradha Pal.

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