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Vistaar Session1: Lecture on North Indian Classical Vocal Music, Toronto, Ontario

October 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Kathak Bandi is very happy to present this lecture series on North Indian Classical Vocal Music led by two very talented artists from Toronto.

Shirshendu Mukherjee:
Born in a family of music connoisseurs, Shirshendu Mukherjee was inducted into music at the tender age of 3 under the tutelage of Smt.Chandana Chakrabarty. Later on, he joined ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata as a Scholar and received extensive training under his Guru Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, the doyen of Patiala Gharana.
Shirshendu started performing at the age of 14 by rendering at the Annual Classical Music Programme organized by Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata when he shared the dais with the giants of Indian Classical Music viz. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Ustad Zakir Hussain. He has been a regular performer in various major conferences in India as well as in Europe, wherein he has been highly appreciated by the connoisseurs of Indian Classical Music

Ravi Naimpally:
Ravi studied the art of tabla playing in India under eminent master such as his uncle Pandit Nikhil Ghosh and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. Although most of his training is in the Farrukabad gharana, he has also trained in the Qasur style with Pandit Sushil Kumar Jain. He has accompanied many accomplished artists such as Aarti Anklikar, Buddadev Das Gupta, Dhruba Ghosh, Lakshmi Shankar and Shantanu Bhattacharya. Ravi has been an active member of the Canadian world music scene for nearly 20 years. As a vital part of Toronto’s large South Asian community, Ravi continues to perform traditional music from India, while participating in many cross-cultural exchanges. He has toured extensively in Europe, India, United States, Mexico, Argentina and Japan. Ravi is a frequent collaborator with such groups as Niyaz, Constantinople, Avataar, and Monsoon. Currently, he is involved in three new collectives; 1) So Long Seven (folk-roots world music), Near East (India, Mid-East) and Sansar (Hindustani, Carnatic).

Discussion Topic Includes:
– Intro to North Indian Vocal music (Dhrupad, Khayal, Thumri, Kajri, Hori, Geet, Ghazal) and its evolution
– Folk influence on classical music
– Use of Popular Raagas in film music
– How to listen to a classical concert at different stages of the performance
– Understanding music terminologies – taal, taan, layakari, gharana, gayaki
– Question & Answer

Fees: $200 for two sessions – October 27, 1:30pm to 3:30pm & November 17, 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

$175 Early Bird Registration before September 30, 2018.

Please contact Mushtari Afroz at 647-838-3548


October 27, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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