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Hindustani Music with Rakesh Chaurasia, Rahul Sharma & Pt. Abhijit Banerjee

Sat. Sept. 17, 2022 at 8pm

Enjoy an exciting Jugalbandhi (“duet”) featuring Rakesh Chaurasia on the bansuri (flute) and Rahul Sharma on the santoor accompanied on the tabla by Abhijit Banerjee.

Coming from a famous lineage of flute maestros (Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia), Rakesh Chaurasia possesses a balance of strength and serenity, coupled with his training of “swar” and “tala”— critical factors for an exceptional bansuri flautist. Incorporating the tradition of his renowned uncle and infusing his personal style, he has evolved a style that maintains purity of the flute, irrespective of the genre he plays.

Rahul Sharma, disciple of his father, the renowned late Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, has carved a niche for himself in the world of Indian classical and world fusion music. He was first signed on by Peter Gabriel in England for his hugely successful album Music of the Himalayas and continues to appear at leading festivals including WOMAD, celebrating the classical and folk music of India.

Pandit Abhijit Banerjee, who tours extensively all over the world with his Tarang ensemble, is known for his focus on Indian percussion (tabla, ghatam, and morsing), interweaving a dazzling array of rhythmic structures with melodies derived from Indian classical music.

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