Kaushiki Chakraborty

Wonderwall Music

Courtesy of the artist

Georgie one, the dude who played lead guitar for some ancient rock band called The Beatles, knew the above statement to be true. And millions of years later, even as humanity explores the cloud caves of Saturn, it's still apparent. The music made on the subcontinent, unbound from the melodic and rhythmic conventions of the West continues to be surprising and engaging for a wide variety of futuristic audiences. At 7:30pm on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the African American Performing Arts Center, vocalist Kaushiki Chakrborty peforms some of the work that has helped define her as one of the best Hindustani vocalists of her generation. According to those producing the concert, Chakrborty performs “the traditional modern genre of classical singing (khyals), as well as ‘semi-classical’ or ‘light classical’ style (thumris), her versatility has enabled her to be part of several projects outside the traditional space of Hindustani music. She also performs contemporary forms of Indian pop music. In addition to Charaborty, the ensemble playing features Kedar Naphade on harmonium, Ojas Adhiya on tabla and Meghodeepa Gangopadhyay on tanpura. Admission to this world of music costs between $20 and $25 and all-ages are welcome to a kind of music Harrison once described as a “wonderwall.”

Saturday Sep 29, 2018

310 San Pedro Dr NE (Expo NM)
Albuquerque, NM 87108
US

Phone: 222-0778
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Cost:

$20-$35

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Outpost

Phone: 505-268-0044
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Enjoy an evening of live Indian classical music.

Indian Classical vocalist, Kaushiki Chakraborty is recognized as the best Hindustani vocalist of her generation.  The daughter and disciple of vocal maestro, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, she is from the renowned musical family of Calcutta and has performed all over the world, released many acclaimed recordings, and received many national and international awards. Performing the traditional modern genre of classical singing (khyals), as well as 'semi-classical' or 'light classical' style (thumris), she also performs contemporary forms of Indian pop music. In 2015, Chakraborty formed the first ever all-women Indian Classical music ensemble SAKHI, which celebrates womanhood through their musical language.