|Saturday Apr 27, 2019 7:00 PM - Saturday Apr 27, 2019 9:00 PM | Free - $20.00
Indrajit Banerjee Master of Sitar Concert @ Uheights
The Access to Ustads Project & Seattle Tabla Institute present an evening of traditional Sitar with artist Indrajit Banerjee accompanied by Ravi Albright on tabla drums. Sponsored by UHeights, Ragamala & NEA Artworks.
Access to Ustads Project brings the greatest masters of Southeast Asian music to the greater Seattle area with concerts & workshops for the public and local musicians. For our 1st artist of 2019, we bring you sitarist Indrajit Banerjee.
Sitarist Indrajit Banerjee is one of the leading exponents of the Maihar Gharana (musical school/genre). He was born in a musical family, taking inspiration from his sitarist mother, Manju Banerjee, who was a disciple of late Nikhil Banerjee. Indrajit's training began with his maternal grandfather, Bankim Kumar Pal, who was the disciple of Inayat Khan, and Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhuri. He then took training under Pandit Manilal Nag and from his uncle, Pandit Kartick Kumar, who is a senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar. All of this training developed a strong foundation for Indrajit's music, and creative individuality. Indrajit has a special touch on Sitar combined with technical virtuosity and sensitivity.
Indrajit is an A-grade artist of All India Radio and television and also an approved artist of I.C.C.R (Govt. of India). He was awarded the Gokul Nag Memorial Medal in 1987 by Bangia Sangeet Parishad, (W. Bengal), "Sur Mani"in 1990 by Sur Sringal Samsad Bombay, Avinav Kala Samman in 1997 by Avinav Kala Parishad (Bhopal). Parangotsava-2007 (a festival held in Mysore, Karnataka) recognised him as Veteran (Pandit). He is a graduate of Arts from Calcutta University and 'Sangeet Bibhakar' . He has performed in numerous music festivals in India and abroad (Europe, U.S.A, Carribean , Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Brazil, Middle East, etc.).
Ravi Albright is a professional tabla player and the Executive Director of Seattle Tabla Institute and former Adjunct Professor of Tabla at Lewis & Clark college in Portland, OR.
Born in Seattle, Ravi is one of only a few ganda-banda (formally recognized) disciples of Pt. Anindo Chatterjee of Kolkata, India. In 2006 he was initiated into the Farukhabad Gharana, one of India's traditional tabla schools. Ravi has performed with India's most accomplished musicians such as Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ut. Shahid Parvez Khan, Pt. Tejendra Majumdar and many others.
The University Heights Center, Top Floor Auditorium (View)
5031 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
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