First all-girl Hindustani Carnatic instrumental band

“Anuradha Pal and her partners were sensational – Stree Shakti exuded physical confidence & joy.” – The Scotsman

“The band produced some really powerful beats performing expertly, with vigorous energy and amazing co-ordination. A memorable performance.” – Bangkok Post

“Alluring display of Indian girl power – simply magic! Enthusiastic applause… the audiences had been bewitched !!!” – East Anglian Times

“World class musicians prove Stree Shakti – stunning display by Anuradha Pal.” – Maldon Standard, UK

Anuradha Pal’s Stree Shakti, India’s first and pioneering all-girl Classical band, led by the world’s first female Tabla maestro, Anuradha Pal, has captivated global audiences for over 27 years. Their fusion of Hindustani & Carnatic Classical music with Folk has empowered over 80 women artists, inspiring countless young girls worldwide.

Their performances, blending tradition with contemporary World Percussion, have mesmerised audiences at prestigious International festivals like WOMAD (U.K. 1999), where even Sting praised them as the ‘Indian Spice Girls’. Collaborations with the Pan African Orchestra took them across England, Ireland & Scotland in 2002.

From the Rhythm Sticks Festival to the SAARC Summit, their soul-stirring performances have resonated across India, UK, Europe and Asia, leaving audiences spellbound and celebrating the emergence of woman power in traditionally male-dominated fields –

  • Prestigious International Music Festivals – Rhythm Sticks Festival, Oldham Mela, BBC Music Live, Common Wealth Games Festival, City of London Festival, Cardiff Jazz Festival, Asian Music Festival, Bangkok International Music Festival, Nuit du Raga, Sangam Festival Germany, Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie (Switzerland); etc.
  • in India – 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, World Music Festival, Nehru Centre, Bharat Bhavan, Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad, to name just a few.


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