Persuasions of Springtime -- Indian classical music by Indrani Mukherjee (vocalist)
North Indian Classical & Light-Classical Music
by a trio of artists touring from Kolkata:
INDRANI MUKHERJEE (vocal)
PANKAJ MISHRA (sarangi)
SUBHAJYOTI GUHA (tabla)
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Avatar Meher Baba Center of So. Calif. ("Meherabode")
Location: 1214 S. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Premiere benefit concert in a new initiative, co-produced by MEHERABODE and OTHER SHORE ARTS
In honor of the late Vidushi Purnima Chaudhuri (who passed away a few weeks ago), we are pleased to present Indrani Mukherjee for a rare concert of Khayal, Thumri, Dadra, Bhajan, and other lovely Indian classical and light-classical musical forms.
A rising star in the firmament of Indian classical music, Indrani Mukherjee's artistic temperament and aesthetic sensibilities have left a pleasing impression on the minds of audiences and critics both in India and abroad.
Indrani hails from a family of musicians. At the age of 3, she started learning under guidance of her mother Shikha Chatterje and her aunt Rita Roy; around 5 years of age Indrani started learning under her maternal grandfather Shri Sanjib Banerjee, a well known vocalist of the Kirana Gharana. In 1996, Indrani was accepted into the prestigious ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata, and came under the guidance of Pandit Arun Bhaduri. Indrani learned Thumris and Bhajans from the late Bidushi Purnima Choudhury, the noted exponent of Thumri from Benaras Gharana. Indrani also studied with Bidushi Manju Sundaramji of Varanasi and with the late Pandit Ramashray Jha of Allahabad. Indrani is a regular performer on All India Radio.
Indrani acquired degree of "Sangeet Prabhakar" from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, and "Upadhyay" from Trailokya Sangeet Parisad, Kolkata.
Indrani Mukherjee will present several forms of classical and light-classical Indian vocal music (including khayal, thumri, dadra, bhajan, and others), accompanied by the wonderful artists Pankaj Mishra (on sarangi) and Subhajyoti Guha (on tabla).
For background on the vocalist, Indrani Mukherjee, see:
For background on the sarangi artist, Pankaj Mishra, see:
For background on the tabla artist, Subhajyoti Guha, see:
Please also see the Facebook page:
INDRANI CONCERT April 21st (Facebook Event)
Come enjoy the colors, flavors, and nuances of spring!
A note regarding the Thumri musical form:
Both Indrani Mukherjee and her late teacher, Purnima Chaudhuri, are noted exponents of the Benares style of Thumri singing -- the particular Indian musical form and tradition likewise identified with the late Begum Akhtar (who entertained Meher Baba with Thumris and Ghazals in a special recital at "Guruprasad," his summer residence in Pune in the 1960s).
Avatar Meher Baba relished this sensitive, romantic style of singing, and Meherabode is delighted to present a noted exponent of the ornate music of Thumri (and other distinctive musical forms) in a rare afternoon concert for the enjoyment of music-lovers in the greater LA area.
Additional activities earlier in the day at Meherabode on Sunday, April 21st
11:00 am: people are invited to gather for coffee, tea, and conversation
11:30 am: Screening of FILM Meher Baba, Avatar of the Age -- The Human Side of God, produced, directed, and edited by Irwin Luck (1989, 80 minutes) -- a creative and meditative documentary comprising rare footage of Meher Baba [between the years 1950 and 1965], originally filmed in India by Dr. C. D. Deshmukh, and restored frame-by-frame by Irwin Luck (over a period of 7 years)
1:00 pm: Organic vegan LUNCH, prepared by David Raphael Israel
2:00 pm: Persuasions of Spring (the above-described CONCERT)
NOTE: The FILM screening and the LUNCH are entirely free of charge. Tickets are being sold (at the noted suggested donation levels) only for the CONCERT.
All are invited to attend FILM, LUNCH, and/or CONCERT -- whatever suits your fancy and your schedule this spring day.
Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California ("Meherabode") (View)
1214 S. Van Ness Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90019
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