Local Talent Showcase – Annual General Meeting to follow

Feb 20, 3pm & AGM 5pm
Stanley Milner Library
Free admission with a Food Bank Donation

The fruit of Indian classical music is now harvested locally thanks to the seeds of musical mastery shared around the world. Every year Edmonton Raga-Mala celebrates the talent of Indian classical artists residing in Edmonton.

Local-Talent-Showcase

Gautam Karnik - Carnatic Violin Gautam Karnik has been playing Western Classical violin since he was 9 years of age. He has played in University of Alberta symphony in Edmonton and the West Coast Symphony in Vancouver, after which he was introduced to World Fusion and Indian Classical music. Currently he has an album called Avani which is available on iTunes and can be heard for free on Reverbnation. He will be performing South Indian Krithis.

Moksha Tabla Ensemble – Lead by Ojas Joshi Ojas Joshi began training in the art of Indian classical percussion in 1988, with primary focus on the Hindustani (northern) traditions. His training to date is a combination of formal instruction, personal exploration and riyaz (practice), and performing with classical vocalists and instrumentalists. He is truly privileged to be a disciple of the great Tabla exponents Ustad Zakir Hussain, Fazal Qureshi, and the legendary late Ustad Alla Rakha. He founded the world beat fusion group Moksha, which released its first CD Lady Sun in 2004, and is the percussionist of the avant-garde group AUDio SQUADron.

Sabita Chowdhuri - North Indian vocal Sabita chowdhury started singing from early childhood.She has learned classical Music from renowned classical artist Ustad sree Ramkanai Das in Bangladesh.She has also obtained a degree in classical music from " Sangeet Parishad Music Academy" under Chittagong University in Bangladesh. She has recorded her own music CD of Nazrul Sangeet called "ekhono Utheni Chad".