Saturday, September 24, 7:30 pm
Price: $40 Orchestra, $30 Balcony, $27 Friends
Please note, Bhuvanesh Komkali will no longer be performing on September 24. The evening will now start at 7:30 pm and feature a mesmerizing performance by Rachna Bodas.
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 2022 concert season, Raag-Mala 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.
A highly accomplished Indian classical vocalist known for her rich, pure, and vibrant voice, Rachna Bodas' performances have earned her global acclaim and appreciation. Her style of singing and approach towards a Raag is heavily influenced by her Guru Late Vidushi Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe of Gwalior Gharana, of whom she is a disciple. She has also completed Sangeet Visharad from Gandharva Mahavidyala Mandal.
Rachna will be accompanied by Toronto-based artists, Rigved Deshpande (Tabla) and Hardeep Chana (Harmonium)
Program subject to change
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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