‘SANGAM’ Meeting of the rivers HINDUSTANI VOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

OCT 16-17 ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM

Showcasing Dhrupad, Khayal and Thumri styles of North India
Ticketing: Patrons Free; General Admission $20 per Day Pass and $30 per Festival Pass (both days) Students/Seniors $15 per Day Pass and $20 per Festival Pass

Day 1 SAT OCT 16 7PM ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM

Purnima_Chaudhuri_320x240Purnima Chaudhuri of the Benares gharana captivates her listeners with her Thumri- Dadra, Tappa, Kajri, Hori, and Chaity forms of vocalization. Nurtured by Mahadev Prasad Mishra in Benares and with valuable guidance by Girja Devi, she began her training in khayal with vocalist A. Kanan of Kolkata. She holds the Sangeet Pravin award from Prayag Sangeet Samity of Allahbad. A Grade A Artiste of Akashvani and Doordarshan, she performs and sits on the panel of judges for All India Radio.

Samir Chatterjee, Tabla

www.purnimachaudhuri.com


Sangeeta_Bandyopadhyay_320x240Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay of the Patiala-Indore Gharana, eldest daughter of tabla maestro, Sankha Chatterjee and Late Sujata Chatterjee, Sangeeta has been groomed in a highly musical family, learning from the Late Chinmoy Lahiri of Kolkata, perfecting voice techniques and melodic improvisation. Sangeeta received rigorous training in Patiala Gayaki in Khayal, Thumri-Dadra and compositions from Munawar Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana. For the past 12 years she is studying the essence of Ameerkhani Gayaki of Khayal and compositions under her father-in-law, Kamal Bandyopadhyay, of the Indore Gharana. Her unique style reflects in her Khayal, Thumri and Bhajan.

Samir Chatterjee Tabla

http://www.sangeeta.info


 

Day 2 SUN OCT 17 630PM ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM

Uday_Bhawalkar_320x240Uday Bhawalkar maintains the standard of excellence for Dhrupad and its growing recognition and popularity. Uday believes that in total immersion in note and raga, the self disappears and music takes on its own existence - the principle of 'darshan'. These values help him on his path of devotion to Dhrupad, one of the oldest forms of North Indian classical music. Uday maintains this old form's majesty and subtle nuances. Dhrupad is a living and evolving classical music tradition. Uday's personal style is embedded in raga, ras, and bhava that brings a creative melodic touch within the precise intonation and pronunciation of the Dhrupad style. Uday spent over 12 years studying and living in the traditional gurushishya parampara with Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (vocal) and Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar (rudra veena), the towering pillars of the Dhrupad tradition.

Sanjay Agle, pakhawaj

http://dhrupaduday.com