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Sitar Concert by Purbayan Chatterjee
September 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
SRUTI, The India Music and Dance Society is pleased to present this special sitar concert by Purbayan Chatterjee. Purbayan is considered one of the finest Sitar players in Indian Classical music and has attained a very special place for himself among the musicians and music lovers around the world. Purbayan belongs to the famous Senia Maihar Gharana, the school established by musical genius Baba Allauddin Khan, the guru of such stars as Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Purbayan also studied with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan) on the sarod and sitar players Pandit Ravi Shankar and Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. Purbayan is an outstanding vocalist and a multifaceted musician. Along with his concerts of North Indian raga music, he also performs with musicians from the South Indian raga tradition and participates in various fusion projects with jazz (his music has been appreciated by jazz greats, such as Chick Corea, Bella Fleck, and Pat Metheney), and world musicians all over the globe. If you’ve never experienced a sitar concert, now is your chance to hear an amazing program!