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Colors of Raga: Sounds of Spring

Apr 13
Gaia NoMaya
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As part of Brooklyn Raga Massive’s deep-listening classical music series, one of India’s finest Sarod maestros, Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, along with tabla player Tanmoy Bose will ring in the Spring in the most magical way with their rich and soulful music. Virtuoso singer Samarth Nagarkar accompanied by tabla player Dibyarka Chatterjee and Rohan Prabhudesai on harmonium will precede this performance with rare seasonal ragas and compositions. 

Set I. Samarth Nagarkar with Dibyarka Chatterjee and Rohan Prabhudesai

Set II. Tejendra Narayan Majumdar with Tanmay Bose

About the Artists:

Tejendra Narayan Majumdar is one of the most celebrated Sarod players of India today. He is a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, the highest award in the field of music and art by the Government of India. Trained under the legends like Bahudur Khan, Ajay Sinha Roy and Ali Akbar Khan, Majumdar is a prominent headliner in music festivals across the world, tours the world extensively and has numerous albums to his credit. 

Tanmoy Bose is a leading tabla virtuoso from India, known for his collaborations with the likes of Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar and Amjad Ali Khan as well as his own initiative, Taal Tantra Experience, a unique percussion ensemble bridging together classical, folk and indigenous drumming traditions of India. Bose trained under Kanai Dutta and Shyamal Bose. 

Samarth Nagarkar is one of the foremost torchbearers of the North Indian classical voice traditions, known as Raga music, Hindustani or Khayal music. He has featured in prominent music festivals and venues across the world. He has several solo and collaborative albums to his credit and has authored the much lauded book, ‘Raga Sangeet’. Trained under distinguished gurus, Ulhas Kashalkar and Dinkar Kaikini, he represents the Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur gharanas and is a former scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in the Arts from NAKA, and a Fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, among other accolades.

Dibyarka Chatterjee is the son and disciple of Pandit Samir Chatterjee, and as such represents the Farrukhabad Gharana of tabla playing. Dibyarka performs and tours with some of the great maestros of Indian Classical Music. He teaches tabla extensively in the NY & NJ area and is affiliated with many institutions that promote Indian Classical Music and Dance across the country.

Rohan Prabhudesai is a versatile musician, equally adept at Indian and Western classical as well as jazz music. He received training in harmonium from Tulsidas Borkar and Kedar Naphade. He studied classical contemporary composition at NYU Steinhardt and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and trained in classical piano with Mr. Edwin Lopez, concert master and conductor. Rohan pretends to be a finance professional by day.