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Unique Hindustani Instrumental Music
2/23/2019 4:00 PM
We invite you all to join us for a musical afternoon at Chinmaya Mission Atlanta featuring the following artists:
(NOTE: Program starts on time sharp at 4.00 pm)
Vishva Natarajan (Solo Harmonium) is a disciple of Suvendu Banerjee of Kolkata and a flag bearer of Gaya Gharana, the pathfinder of solo harmonium playing in India. He has accompanied several renowned artists, most notably Pandit Pritam Bhattacharjee and Balachandra Prabhu. He is also learning Hindustani vocals under Pandit Pritam Bhattacharjee.
Gurinder Negi (Guitar) is a disciple of legendary sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan of the Imdadhaki Gharana. Gurinder has accompanied renowned artists including Dr. Vikas Kashalkar, Sunil Mungee, Dr. Radhika Chopra and several others (including Bollywood stalwarts like Javed Akhtar, Sadhana Sargam and Sudesh Bhosale). He is also the founder of Epic Lessons Music Academy, based in Alpharetta, GA, and is very soon launching an online portal for music education.
Anjaneya Shastry (Tabla) is a disciple of the eminent tabla maestro Pandit Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee. He regularly performs at Hindustani classical concerts and has accompanied several luminaries such as Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Sanjeev Chimmalgi, Pandit Deepak Ram, Pandita Shubhangi Sakhalkar, Pandit Nand Kishor Mooley.. to name a few. He has accompanied eminent light music artists such as Smt. P. Susheela, Smt. Dhanashree Pandit, Smt Preeti Uttam, Sri Vishal Vaid, Sri Sudhir Narayan, and many more.He has also given many traditional tabla solo performances across USA and India. Anjaneya was a featured artist at the recent Taj Mahotsav festival at Agra, where he played a tabla solo in the backdrop of the Taj Mahal itself!
Shivprasad Kotagal (Tabla) is a disciple of Pandit K. Paramjyoti of Farukhabad Gharana and leading Tabla Maestro Shri Biplab Bhattacharya from Kolkata. An acclaimed musician who enhances the art of Tabla and accentuates vocalists and instrumentalists, Shivprasad’s performances - solo or accompanying leading artists - have enthralled numerous audiences both in the USA and India and have been featured on All India Radio, EBC Radio, and I-TV. Shivprasad has had the good fortune of accompanying and recording with several of the top local artists of United States and the India like Vidushi Sanhita Nandi, Shri Mahesh Kale, Late Acharya Roop Verma, Late Madhav Gudi, Shri Nagraj Rao Havaldar, Shri Abhiram Nanda on flute ... the list goes on. In 2014 he founded the Param-Shikhar Academy of Tabla (http://www.param-shikhar.com) and continues to impart this great art form to members of the community including the younger generation.
Please come and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event with friends and family! FREE ENTRY for all!
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 4 PM – 5:30 PM
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