A well-known name in the field of Awadhi folk music, a graded artist of All India Radio & Dept. of lnformation,U.P. and empanelled artist in the Dept. of Culture of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Vandana Mishra hardly needs any introduction.

Vandana started her career as an Anchor in All India Radio and soon became a recognized sweet voice intelligently enriching programs by her clever, intelligent remarks. Gradually she focused on singing with a view to preserving and reviving the Traditional Awadhi Folk Songs, which are the backbone of the cultural ethos of Uttar Pradesh. Needless to say, this art form has suffered for various reasons a relative decline as compared to other forms of singing.

Initially, Vandana took it as a hobby but when she entered in this field she soon realized that this art form needs our serious attention, help and support and started cultivating it so much that it became a passion for her. Her unique talent as a popular folk singer came up in her distinctive stage performances and brought her several honors and awards from connoisseurs of music. She also contributed to some folk singing training workshops.

Continue...