Limited number of $10 tickets available for full-time students. Please call Manoshi Chatterjee at Raag Mala at 416-276-5616
Award-winning musicians, Rajan and Sajan Misra, present raag music that channels the centuries old musical and spiritual traditions of their hometown, Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.
A key characteristic of Indian classical music is the assignment of specific times of day (and night) for performing raags. It is believed that different raags reach the height of their melodic and harmonic beauty during defined time periods. The Misra brothers will present a recital of early and late evening raags.
Tabla virtuoso Kumar Bose and harmonium player Sumit Misra accompany the Misra brothers.
Brothers Rajan and Sajan Misra were born into a 300-year-old lineage of musicians and gave their first concert as teenagers. They are leading vocalists of the khyal style of Indian classical music. Originally from North India, the term khayal comes from the Arabic word for “imagination.” They have toured India and the globe for decades, including acclaimed performances at The Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Center. The Misra brothers have released more than 20 albums and are the recipients of numerous accolades, including Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2007. “When we sing, we are one soul singing, even though we are in two bodies,” the brothers have said.
Photo by Mukesh Acharya