Hindustani Classical Vocal Concert by Kaushiki Chakraborty
with Sandip Ghosh (Tabla), Murad Ali Khan (Sarangi), Tanmay Deochake (Harmonium)
A Shadaj Baithak event
supported by Lexington Community Education (LCE), Mass Cultural Council (MCC), India New England
in association with IAGB, BanglaOBiswa, Probasi of New England, ISW, Hindi Manch, Sonali's music room, NESOM and Berklee India Exchange (BiX)
When: Sunday, April 30th 2023, 6-9 pm
Venue: Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 2420
Tickets: $100/$60/$50/$40 Buy your tickets!
Music appreciation session:
When: Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 7-9 pm
Venue: The Loft, 3rd floor, 921 Boylston St, Boston
Tickets: FREE for members, Berklee students and concert ticket holders
Kaushiki Chakraborty (Vocal)
Sandip Ghosh (Tabla)
Murad Ali Khan (Sarangi)
Tanmay Deochake (Harmonium)
Vidushi Kaushiki Chakraborty is today one of the leading Indian classical vocalists and the daughter of Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty. Groomed at Sangeet Research Academy, she is today considered the torchbearer of the Patiala gharana. At age ten, she started learning Indian classical music at the academy of Jnan Prakash Ghosh who was also her father's guru, later joined ITC Sangeet Research Academy from where she graduated in 2004. Vijay Kichlu, director of the academy fine tuned her skill in rendering Khyal. She also trained under her father at his Shrutinandan school of music in Kolkata. She has not only specialized in rendering of Khayals and Thumri but she has also learned South Indian Classical music from Dr Balamurali Krishna. She has won many awards and has performed widely in prestigious festivals such as Dover Lane, Sawai Gandharva, ITC Sangeet Sammelan etc. as well as across the globe.
Tanmay Deochake is one of the most sought out ,versatile and renowned Harmonium players in India. He received his Indian classical music training at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya , where he learnt in the age-old Indian traditional gurukul format under the guidance of Pt. Pramod Marathe. Tanmay has also had the privilege of receiving guidance from his gurus Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar and Pt. Suresh Talwalkar. Tanmay is able to seamlessly compliment vocals, Tabla solo and other indian classical instruments with his harmonium. He has performed world over and accompanied revered artists like Pt. Swapan Chaudhari, Ut. Zakir Hussain, Smt. Ashwini Bhide, Smt. Arti Anklikar, Ut. Rashid Khan and Kaushiki Chakraborty . His understanding of aesthetics and demonstration of versatility comes through as he is constantly pushing the boundary to expand his creativity with his instrument.
Murad Ali Khan is a sixth generation sarangi player of the Moradabad Gharana. The intensive training he had under his grandfather Ustad Siddique Ahmad Khan and father Ustad Ghulam Sabir Khan has stood him in good stead, and he is presently regarded as one of the leading sarangi players of the younger generation.
Sandip Ghosh was initiated to the art of Tabla under the tutelage of Pt. Gobinda Bose. Later on he has been taking taalim for the last 18 years from Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. As a performer, Sandip has performed all over the globe and in most of the significant concerts like Doverlane Music Conference, Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Darbar Festival to name a few. Sandip has accompanied with several distinguished artists like Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty, Ud. Shahid Parvez, Ud. Shujaat Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Vid. Kaushiki Chakrabarty and many more. Sandip has received prestigious awards like The President’s award, Gold Medalist in South Asian Music Festival (twice), National Scholarship from Govt. of India, Empaneled with ICCR and Spic Macay.