Joshi is a vocalist and sitar musician who was born
and raised in Rajasthan, India.
she performs both classical and folk repertoire at community
concerts and festivals and in private homes during traditional
Indian holiday celebrations in the Portland area.
of the folk songs Joshi performs were learned in grammar
school or picked up informally at home from her sisters.
The songs are primarily from Rajasthan, but also include
a few from other regions of India.
folk repertoire also includes songs from Pakistan known
as ghazals and sung mainly in Urdu, as well as
bhajans, or devotional songs, which are known
throughout India and are sung in different regional
received her Ph.D. in Indian classical music from Delhi
University, where she later taught before moving to
Oklahoma and later to the Northwest.