Rita Sahai

Rita Sahai
Lecturer
North Indian Vocal Ensemble

Biography

Rita Sahai is a rare Hindustani vocalist residing in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States. Ritaji’s uniqueness comes from her being simultaneously a soulful performer, a brilliant and prolific composer and a venerated music teacher. She is a senior disciple of Sangeet Samrat Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Saheb, and is the only vocalist and composer to carry forward the heritage of the Seni Allaudin Gharana. She has served as an ambassador of India’s rich musical heritage over the three decades that she has been in the United States.

Focus: North Indian Vocal Ensemble