Ragamala presents its 1st annual Ragamala Lights festival - an hour of Community Lights and a featured concert of Morning Ragas straight from India on November 14th!
The event will be free for all - see below for more information!
Ragamala Lights, 2021
Date: Sunday, Nov 14, 2021
About the event
Community Lights (Link)
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PST
Community Lights - a collage of devotional music from Hindustani classical music practitioners, performers and teachers based in North America.
This year's performances are by: Randy Hollinger (Sitar), Rohan Shirwaikar (Khayal), Spandana Battula (Sadra), Yogesh Ratnaparkhi (Khayal), Deepashri Joglekar (Harmonium) & Satyajit Limaye (Tabla) - Natyasangeet, Namrata Mahabal Vartak & Shreyas Vartak (Tabla) - Khayal, Amrita Rao (Khayal), Suchitra Iyer (Khayal), Sanket Joshi (Abhang), Anindita Das Talukdar (Bhajan), Vibhuti Kavishwar (Bhajan), Ravindra Saraf (Bansuri) & Ravindra Patwardhan (Tabla), Minal Guhe (Bhajan).
Khayal and Thumri Concert (Link)
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST
Shastriya Gaayan by Vidushi Suranjana Bose with Sandip Ghosh (Tabla), Gourab Chatterjee (Harmonium), Sarwar Hussain (Sarangi), Sahachari Sinha Roy and Susmita Seal (Tanpura and Saath)
Suranjana Bose is an Indian Classical Vocalist representing the Patiala Gharana of Khayal and the Benaras (Purab Ang) Gharana of Thumri. She received initial training in Khayal from Pt. Hariprasad Das, and later from Pt. Prasun Bandyopadhay and Vid. Meera Bandyopadhay in the Patiala style. Simultaneously she also trained under the doyenne of Banaras Gharana Thumri, Padmavibhushan Dr. Girija Devi, and now receives active guidance from Vidushi Manju Sundaram, also of the Benaras Gharana. She is a prolific teacher and has performed to wide acclaim for her authentic gayaki and a certain 'old world charm' borne out of decades of gharanedaar talim.
Gourab Chatterjee was introduced to Hindustani vocal music at the tender age of five by his mother, Smt. Ajanta Chatterjee. After her demise, he received training under Sri Jainul Abedin. As a student at the Academy he trained under Pt. Sunil Bose, a veteran Agra Gharana Guru of the Academy. Later he became a Scholar of ITC, Sangeet Research Academy, under the tutelage of Pt. Arun Bhaduri. He has the rare distinction of being a vocalist as well as a much sought after harmonium accompanist.
Sandip Ghosh was initiated into the art of Tabla playing under Pt. Gobinda Bose. He has received talim from ther maestro Pt. Anindo Chatterjee for the last 18 years.
Sandip has performed all over the globe, and in major venues and festivals concerts like Doverlane Music Conference, Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Saptak Music Festival, Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra, ITC Sangeet Sammelan, Shankarlal Music Festival, Darbar Festival, Ganga Mahotsav to name a few.
Sarwar Hussain Khan
Sarwar Hussain Khan is one of India's finest sarangi players today. He is the grandson and disciple of the illustrious sarangi player Ustad Abdul Latif Khan of Bhopal. He has been with the Sangeet Research Acadamy in Kolkata since 2010. In addition to his wonderfully evocative accompaniment style, he is sought after for his solos featuring intricate old-style Tappas from Rajasthan.