India is one of the most musical and musically diverse countries in the world. Having originated during the Vedic period (1500-900 BC), the evolution of Indian music has been through various stages. From ritualistic hymns to folk melodies and raga-s, the journey has continued relentlessly encompassing myriad traditions; devotional, classical, semi-classical, light, folk and contemporary crossover music. Besides a few pan-Indian forms, each region has its own distinctly rich musical legacy. As a result, today’s cultural landscape appears to sustain a variety of musical traditions that not only co-exist peacefully but also often influence each other.
Kaushiki Chakraborty is a daughter and disciple of Patiala gharana maestro, Ajoy Chakraborty. She also had the privilege of learning from one of her father’s Gurus, the legendary tabla maestro and composer, Gyan Prakash Ghosh. With an astounding voice control and command over diverse genres, today Kaushiki is a leading vocalist and a maestro in the making.
Mame Khan hails from the Manganiyar community of Rajasthan. The community has its own magical style called jangra, which includes energetic voices and mesmerizing sounds of native instruments like kamaicha, kartal and morchang. Mame Khan is known for his robust voice and a lively style of presenting folk and Sufi forms of the region. Besides performing in several countries he has lent voice to some popular Hindi film songs.
Satyajit Talwalkar (tabla)
Tanmay Deochake (harmonium)
Sabir Khan (sarangi)
Jamal Khan (harmonium, vocal)
Sadam Khan (sarangi)
Savai Khan (dholak)
Shafi Khan (kartal)
Firoj Khan (morchang, bhapang)
Kaushiki Chakraborty and Mame Khan will present, individually and together, a few light classical and folk songs, highlighting a close association between the two traditions.
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6:30 pm
Annabhau Sathe Auditorium, Pune
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