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Hindustani Vocal Recital – Khayal Sangeet

Saturday, March 25, 2017
4:00:00 PM
Venue: Allen Library Civic Auditorium, 300 N. Allen Drive, Allen TX 75013


Admission:
ICMC Members: Free
General: $30
Student: $20
Brajeswar Mukherjee   Vocals
Gourab Chatterjee   Harmonium
Gourisankar Karmaker   Tabla
  
  
  

Brajeswar Mukherjee is one of the most promising young vocalists of Hindustani Classical Music and a foremost disciple of the great Guru Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty. He is a regular artiste of All India Radio & Television and currently working as a junior Guru at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He has performed at several prestigious concerts in India and UK, USA, Canada, France, Greece, Middle East, Singapore and many more places. He has received the most Prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Puva Puraskar from Sangeet Naatak Akademi, Govt of India. He is also a recipient of Gaanwardhan award from Pune, Dhananjay Bhattacharya award from Calcutta University and National Scholarship from Govt. of India.

Gourab Chatterjee is one of the best young Harmonium accompanists of India and a very versatile artiste of Hindustani Classical Music. He learnt vocal music from the eminent Gurus like Shree Jainul Abedin, Late Pt. Sunil Bose and then after joining ITC SRA he started learning from Pt. Arun Bhaduri. With his natural gift of playing Harmonium he started playing with all the vocalists and became so popular within a very short time. He has accompanied with the stalwart musicians like Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty, Ustad Rashid Khan, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Vidushi Girija Devi, Vidushi Kaushiki Chakraborty and many more in India and USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East.

Gourisankar Karmakar, a leading tabla maestro of the present generation, studied tabla under the able guidance of his father, Pandit Shib Sankar Karmakar. Since 1979, he has been under the tutelage of the tabla Maestro Pandit Sankha Chatteriee. Gourisankar is an "A" grade Artist of All India Radio and Television. His talent and creativity are manifest in classical performances, experimental East-West World Music collaboration, and North- South musical interactions. He has performed with most of India's eminent artists, as well as many famous artists from around the world. In 2008, Gourisankar established the "School of Indian Percussion & Music" in Austin, Texas. Many of his students have benefited from his teaching expertise, and perform regularly. He has joined University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) as a music faculty since 2014.


Hindustani Sitar Recital – Singing Strings

Saturday, April 08, 2017
4:00:00 PM
Venue: Allen Library Civic Auditorium, 300 N. Allen Drive, Allen TX 75013


Admission:
ICMC Members: Free
General: $30
Student: $20
Purbayan Chatterjee   Sitar
Satyajit Talwalkar   Tabla
  
  
  
  

Purbayan Chatterjee is one of the most versatile sitar player, who is often noted for amalgamating traditional Indian classical music with contemporary world music genres. Purbayan’s music is inspired by the sound of Pt Nikhil Banerjee - the great sitar maestro who is the idol of many musicians of present years. Purbayan's father Pt. Partho Chatterjee is one of the most prominent disciples of Pt. Nikhil Banerjee. Purbayan has been trained by his father. He has also received guidance from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pt Ajoy Chakraborty and Pt Anindo Chatterjee. Purbayan has performed as a solo artist and as a part of the groups Shastriya Syndicate and Stringstruck. He is also a vocalist and has performed in duet with Shankar Mahadevan. He has worked the ground-breaking project Shastriya Syndicate – the first Indian Classical Band – Indian Classical band with a contemporary touch, which has performed the world over like Roskilde Festival, Denmark, OzAsia Festival, Australia, Traumzeit Festival, Germany etc. The album “Lehar” released by Times Music in 2008 has remained the best-seller for a year and a half. He has toured extensively and performed at most of the prestigious festivals and venues around the world.

Satyajit Talwalkar is one of the finest tabla artists of the current generation. He is the son of the renowned tabla maestro, Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, and classical vocalist, Vidushi Padma Talwalkar. His interest in percussion was nurtured by his father and following in his footsteps, Talwalkar has become a masterful accompanist to instrumental and vocal music, as well as a solo artist. He is a member of the ensemble ‘Taal Vadya Kacheri’ and has accompanied major Hindustani artists including Rashid Khan, Shahid Parvez, Rakesh Chaurasia, Niladri Kumar and many others. Talwalkar has performed extensively in India and his overseas performances include shows at France, Netherlands, United States and several South Asian countries. He is keen on Fusion, World Music and Jazz. Talwalkar’s international collaborations include the likes of Louis Banks and world-renowned percussionist Trilok Gurtu.


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