Ghazal, Thumri and Kheyal Festival: Chandra Chakraborty
Saturday, 12 March 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The second day of the unique and exotic three day festival that offers hypnotic performances of the extremely musically exuberant, magical and enrapturing genres of Pan-Indian (India as a sub-continent) classical and highly popular semi-classical music. This session features one of the finest vocalists of Hindustani classical music Chandra Chakraborty, - accompanied by Tabla Maestro Sanju Sahai and critically acclaimed musician Rekesh Chauhan on Harmonium.
This session presents an experimental blend of Kheyal, Thumri and Ghazal with visually colourful Kathak and seamlessly melded recitation of the verses from traditional both oriental and occedental poets like Lorca, Hafiz Tagore, Shelly, that connotes the mode of the profound music.
This hypnotic performance will be led by one of the finest Hindustani classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty and will be accompanied by the Tabla Maestro Sanju Sahai and a critically acclaimed musician Rekesh Chauhan on Harmonium, Schubert vocalist Erik Schelander (recitation) and a Kathak dancer of that artistic level.
The door opens at 6.30pm.
Chandra Chakraborty is one of the finest North Indian vocalists and disciple of Late maestro Pandit A Kanan, Smt Malabika Kanan and currently exploring the exuberant source of Thumri and the techniques of Benaras Gharana under the tutelage of Padmabhushan Vidushi Girija Devi. Chandra has been performing since the age of 6. She is a National Scholar, Gold Medallist and ex-scholar of famous Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Chandra has performed almost all over the world including South Africa and Pakistan. She was the principle vocal teacher of Indian Consulate, Johannesburg and a lecturer of Witwatersrand University, South Africa.
Tickets for the rest of the events of the festival:
Raynes Park Library Hall:
Morden Assembly Hall (Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PJ) on 12 March 2015. The door will open at 6pm.
For details of rest of the festival, please visit www.saudha.org or contact Pushpita Gupta on 07737828922
When & Where
Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music
Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music (www.saudha.org), 'one of the leading Indian classical music promoters' (BBC Radio, Asian Culture Vulture) is dedicated to develop a true Western Gharana (school) of Indian classical music through intertwining with other profoundly related art forms e.g. poetry, Western Classical, Kathak, painting, theatrical presentation of music etc. It organises 'remedial and therapeutic performances' (Wimbledon Guardian) 'hypnotic musical concerts' (Yorkshire Evening Post) and music festivals involving leading performers of each genre.