Sanshleshan: An Evening of Hindustani and Carnatic Fusion
Starring Smt. Kaushiki Chakraborty, Jayanthi Kumaresh and Pt. Abhijit Banerji
Sat. Apr. 20, 2024 at 8pm
Join us on an unforgettable journey through the diverse musical landscapes of India as two of the country’s most distinguished female artists fuse the sounds of Northern Hindustani and Southern Carnatic music in an evening of soul-stirring performance.
Smt. Kaushiki Chakraborty, daughter of the legendary Smt. Chandana Chakrabarty and Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty, is regarded as one of the finest Hindustani classical vocalists of the modern era. Known for her soulful renditions and impeccable mastery over the Patiala Gharana vocal tradition, her astonishing khayal vocal technique (with a three and a half octave range) have won her the hearts of audiences across the world. She has also studied Carnatic music under Vidwan Balamurali Krishna.
Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh, is India’s leading virtuoso on the centuries old traditional Indian instrument the saraswathi veena. Her virtuosic and creative performances are an intoxicating blend of classical Indian music and modern improvisation. Regularly featured at prestigious venues and festivals in India, Jayanthi has also performed at many international festivals, including the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Darbar Festival London, and BBC Proms London.
Pt. Abhijit Banerji, is a tabla master, with a career spanning more three decades. He is recognized for his exceptional skills and versatility with a broad range of Indian classical music. His innate sense of rhythm, creativity, and impeccable technique have established him as valued collaborator with some of the world’s most renowned musicians in both Indian and western music.
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