Friday, April 28, 2023, 8 pm
Price: Balcony: $50 Regular, $45 Friends and Raag-Mala MembersOrchestra: $60 Regular, $54 Friends and Raag-Mala MembersTickets include Museum Admission*A limited number of $20 student tickets will be available for purchase directly from Raag-Mala Toronto. Please email [email protected]
The Aga Khan Museum is proud to partner with the Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto to bring the finest musicians performing Raag Sangeet (North Indian Classical music) to Toronto audiences.
Throughout their 2023 concert season, Raag-Mala Toronto will present five carefully selected vocalists and instrumentalists who are masters of their craft. Paying homage to tradition while carrying on this ancient art form, Raag-Mala Toronto presents a masterclass in musical complexity through a series of raags — improvisations based on musical scales that serve as the lifeblood of Indian classical music and have no traditional western equivalent.
Enjoy a captivating performance by acclaimed Indian classical vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty as she weaves through a vibrant program comprised of several genres, including khayal and thumri.
Chakraborty started her voice training under her mother, Smt. Chandana Chakrabarty and later studied under her father, the renowned singer Padma Bhushan Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty. She was a ganda bandh shagird (formal disciple) of the renowned late musician Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh.
This performance will be accompanied by Sri Tanmay Deochake on harmonium, Sri Nitin Mitta on tabla, and Sri Rattan Bhamrah on the esraj.
Raag Sangeet is a centuries-old tradition in which knowledge is transmitted from a guru (teacher) to their disciple. An artist will typically present bandishes (compositions) learned from their guru, with improvisations dependent on the artist's creativity. An artist generally decides on bandishes and the Raags (melodies) they are based on, just prior to their performance. The decision is often based on their mood and the audience's energy receptivity to their performance. Connoisseurs often recognize the Raags on which these bandishes are based, whereas most listeners treat the performance as if meeting a friend - with curiosity and openness.
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