Ragamala Lights 2022
Presenting our Second Annual Lights Festival
featuring a concert by the exciting Sath Sath ensemble and
a FREE Community Lights event!
Date: Friday, Oct 21, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Eastside Baha'i Center
16007 NE 8th St,
Bellevue, WA 98008
Tickets: Early bird ticket $20 available until October 1st
$25 at door or online after October 1st.
Youth under 12 years FREE
About the artists:
Purbayan Chatterjee (Sitar) is one of the foremost contemporary artists of the Senia Maihar Gharana founded by Baba Allauddin Khan. His Gurus are his father Pt. Parthapratim Chatterjee, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pt. Ajay Chakraborty (vocal training) and Pt. Anindo Chatterjee (tabla training). He draws heavy inspiration from Pt. Nikhil Banerjee in his music. He is a recipient of Indian Presidential awards, Aditya Vikram Birla award and Rotary international award among many musical accolades. He conceptualized Shastriya Syndicate, a premiering Indian Classical Band and he has many top-selling albums like "Leher" and "Stringstruck"to his credit. Purbayan regularly collaborates with renowned Indian and international artists including Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, jazz legend Pat Metheny and many others.
Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute) a child prodigy, is the nephew of flute maestro Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. Incorporating the tradition of his renowned uncle, while infusing his personal style, he has found appeal with young and old listeners alike. He has performed "jugalbandis" with Carnatic musicians, and collaborated with leading world musicians on prominent World Music festival stages. He was invited to conclude a BBC program commemorating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee. He is the recipient of the Indian Music Academy Award and the Guru Shishya award among many other awards. His recent venture, Rakesh and Friends is a fusion band that maintains the essence of Classical music. He has also performed with the famed Masters of Percussion ensemble featuring Ustad Zakir Hussain.
Ojas Adhiya (Tabla), a child prodigy, was placed under the care of Shri Kalyanji of the renowned Kalyanji-Anandji duo around the age of five by his parents. He then went on to become a Ganda-Bandh disciple of Shri Mridangraj-ji, a close friend and associate of Shri Kalyanji. He has traveled and performed with Kalyanji-Anandji's Kalavir Academy for around 500 shows worldwide, and has won many awards and distinctions for his performances, including from the ITC SRA and the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar from Sangeet Natak Academy. He has also performed with many top Classical vocalists and instrumentalists, including Ustad Rashid Khan, Ustad Shujaat Khan and Begum Parween Sultana among many others.
Community Lights 2022
Open Call for Submissions for the 2nd "Ragamala Community Lights" Festival. Come, let us celebrate with uplifting music, the season of Diwali! Hindustani musicians 18+ years old, if you are an avid practitioner/teacher/student and based in North America, we're ready for your music!
What: "Community Lights" is an online festival of Devotional Classical Music and will feature 6-8 min video clips of performances from the community.
Where: Online on Ragamala's Youtube and Facebook channels
When: October 23rd, 2022 10 AM - 12 PM PST
Eligibility: 18+ years old musicians based in North America.
Deadline for submissions: September 25th, 2022
Your piece: You send us a 6-8 min high quality video clip of your music. Vocal, instrumental and group submissions are welcome. Your choice of music can be Dhrupad, Khayal, Thumri-Dadra, Bhajans or any Hindustani Classical Music genre, as long as the lyrics are devotional, and the music uplifting. Instrumental submissions are encouraged to play well-known devotional pieces. We encourage live saath/ accompaniment.
Your video must meet HD requirements with 1920x1080 resolution. Video file format should be MP4 or MOV . Please make sure you have adequate lighting on yourself and a clean, uncluttered background. And bring out your festive attire for your presentation!
Upload your video to Google Drive or OneDrive and send a link to email@example.com
Please include information about your piece (bandish name, raga, taal, composer).
*Pro Tip: Phones such as iPhone 12 and up deliver good quality audio and video. iPhone records in MOV format.
Questions: Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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)