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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3 @ 4:00 PM
Lotus Music and Dance presents Hindustani Music:
"A Comparison of Two Styles" with:
Sitarist Daisy Paradis (Maihar Style)
and Vocalist Tanushree Sarkar (Benares Style)
Sanjay Ranjan Pal and Naren Budhakar
The Asian American Writers Workshop
110-112 W. 27 St. Ste.600
New York, NY 10001
Tickets: $25, Lotus Members: $15
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9 @ 7:30 PM
Chhandayan Presents a Fundraising Concert for Afghanistan!
Featuring musicians from Afghanistan:
Ustad Irfan Muhammad Khan (sarod) from Afghanistan
Samir Chatterjee - tabla
with the presence of the students from Afghan National Institute of Music.
Ustad Irfan Muhammad Khan is the sarod and sitar teacher at ANIM. A master performer of the sarod, one of the most celebrated stringed instruments of North India, Mr. Khan represents the Lucknow-Shahjahanpur Gharana which has produced eminent Sarod players like Ustad Enayet Khan (1790-1883), Ustad Asadullah Khan Kaukab (1852-1919), Ustad Karamatuilah Khan (1848-1933), and Prof. Sakhawat Hussain Khan (1875-1955) of the Marris College at Lucknow. The last is Irfan Md. Khan’s grandfather. Irfan was tutored by his father, the famous Sarod player, Ustad Umar Khan (1916-1982) and his uncle Ustad Ilyas Khan (1924-1989) the famous Sitar player of Lucknow. His playing style is to present the alap in the style of Rabab and Sur-Singar. When he plays the “Gat-Toda,” he has the advantage of a stock of old compositions by luminaries like Rahim Sen (18th Century), Basat Khan, Pyar Khan, Jaffar Khan and Haider Khan all from the 19th century. Besides belonging to a traditional family of musicians – his predecessor Basat Khan was a direct descendent of Mia Tansen from the male line.
Samir Chatterjee is a virtuoso tabla player, who has performed internationally being acclaimed for his solos and accompaniments with most of the well-known musicians of India. He is on several faculties teaching different course on Indian music and also the president of Chhandayan, leading Chhandayan's work in Afghanistan since June, 2008.
Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
4 West, 43rd Street, #618, New York, NY 10036
Admission: $30 (limited to 70 people).
The entire concert will be streamed live from our website
To reserve your seat in the concert or view the live streaming please visit
This is a fundraising concert for our work in Afghanistan.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 11 and EVERY MONDAYS
Anamika-Navatman presentsTabla classes with Nitin Mitta
Anamika-Navatman classes are meant to be quality teaching programs for dancers and musicians interested in pursuing the best education they can receive. Class size is kept small, averaging around 5 students. As of now, all classes take place in Manhattan. Eventually, a pre-professional curriculum will be set up for students as well.
Classes are set up in 12 week semesters, running around $240 - $300 per semester. One make up class per month is provided for students. Students who will be taking time off for travel, etc should consult their teacher regarding their policies.
First time Anamika-Navatman students do get free trial classes
To take a trial class or inquire more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 @ 7:30 PM
This is a special concert in celebration of Saraswati Puja, when homage is paid to Goddess Saraswati, the incarnation of knowledge and wisdom, mother of the Vedas
and the patron deity of the arts.
K.V. Mahabala - sitar
Benjamin Stewart - tabla
Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
4 West 43rd St, Suite 618 (btw 5th and 6th Aves)
New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $20 general admission - $16 students/ seniors
For more information, online ticket ordering, and online streaming visit:
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 @ 9:30PM to 2:00AM
The Brooklyn Raga Massive is teaming up with Brooklyn Urban dZong (The Buz) to present Raga Space; a meditative ecstatic musical journey.
Featuring performances by:
- Vocal by Samarth Nagarkar & Nitin Mitta on tabla,
- Sitar performance by Abhik Mukherjee & Nitin Mitta on tabla
- Bansuri flute duet with Eric Fraser & Stephen Celluci on tabla.
Links and Musician Websites
The Buz (Doors Open 9pm, Show at 9:30pm)
778 Bergen st., Brooklyn, NY 11238
Advanced purchase $20 at http://ragaspace.eventbrite.com/
Admission $25 (Vegan treats & chai by Ella and Ebonie)
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 @ 9:00 PM
Jazz Carnatica featuring:
Arun Ramamurthy - violin
Perry Wortman - bass
Sameer Gupta - drums
The Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 @ 7:30 PM
Sarod Concert presented by Chhandayan Center of Indian Music.
Anupam Shobhakar - Sarod
Daniel Weiss - Tabla
Anupam Shobhakar is a highly talented, first round Grammy nominated (2010)Sarodist who hails from the Baba Allaudin Gharana of Maihar and has studied under Ustaad Aashish Khan, son of the Late Maestro Ali Akbar Khan and grandson of legendry Acharaya Baba Allaudin Khan. Anupam’s Musical Training has essentially been in the Dhruvapada ang Senia Beenkar and Senia Rababiya Gharana’s of North India and he also benefitted by studying the Surbahar ang from his first Guru Shree Suresh Vyas a senior Disciple of Guru Dr Annapurna devi. As a Classical Sarodist Anupam has participated in Music festivals all over the Globe and Regularly plays in Festivals all over India. As a Composer Anupam collaborates with Musicians all across the map Forging new musical ideas and always Keeping the Sarode Center stage in all his works.
Daniel Weiss is a highly talented musician on tabla and drumset. Studying under some of the best Gurus in these instruments, like Samir Chatterjee and John Reiley, he has achileved an exemplary level of musicianship within a very short span of time. Today he is one of the most saught-after musicians travelling all accross the world. http://www.danweiss.net/bio.html
Chhandayan Center for Indian Music
4 West 43rd Street - Suite 618, (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $16 Members, Students, Seniors, $6 Live Streaming
For tickets: http://tabla.org/concerts/?id=91&eid=99
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 @ 8:00 PM
Neues Kabarett is pleased to present
tenor saxophonist Oded Tzur performing ragas in the Indian classical tradition
with tabla virtuoso Nitin Mitta.
Oded Tzur is rapidly gaining international acclaim for his groundbreaking musical work. He is the first known musician to have developed a complete method for performing North Indian classical music on the saxophone, single-handedly creating a revolutionary approach to the instrument. Tzur calls this innovative technique “Ampis” (a middle path in saxophone). Coming from the Israeli jazz scene in the 2000s, Tzur was trained in the western form of improvised music. However he soon recognized the need for a musical practice that addresses the present moment in music evolution where all the world’s traditions are at every artist’s immediate environment and influence. Tzur then set on a journey to discover Indian music with his saxophone. Under the guidance of India’s great bansuri maestro, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, he reinvented his playing technique to preserve the microtonal structure and melodic subtleties of the North Indian classical music tradition.
Nitin Mitta is one of the most accomplished and distinctive tabla players of his generation, with a reputation for technical virtuosity, spontaneity, clarity of tone, and sensitivity to melodic nuances. Apart from being a dynamic soloist, he is a highly sought after accompanist performing with some of India’s most celebrated Hindustani classical and Carnatic musicians. Mitta has also made a mark in other spheres, collaborating with Vijay Iyer, vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia and R. Prasanna, the electric guitarist who plays in the Carnatic music tradition.
The Brecht Forum
451 West Street between Bank and Bethune Streets, NYC
www.brechtforum.org - 212-242-4201
Admission: $15 door, $10 advanced onlineAdvance concert tickets at: www.brechtforum.org/nk