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First Baithak Of 2017: Hindustani Classical Violin Concert By Ragini Shankar.


The first Baithak will be a Hindustani Classical violin concert by the very talented Ragini Shankar with Nitin Mitta on tabla. 

Date: Sat. March 25th 2017
Time: Doors open 6:30 PM, concert start 7:00 PM
Location: 125 Prospect St. Framingham, MA 01701

Ticket Price: Free for Members. $30 for Non members (Online purchase) or  
$35 (Cash or check at door)

Ragini Shankar
Born in a family with a musical lineage spanning over seven generations, Ragini Shankar began her training in Hindustani(North Indian) Classical Music on the Violin at the tender age of 4 under the tutelage of her exemplary mother Dr. Sangeeta Shankar and illustrious grandmother, Padmabhushan Dr. N Rajam, ace violinists of the country. Being highly gifted in her musical talents, Ragini has grown to show brilliance in her performances. Her asset being her ability to reproduce vocal music on the violin(Gayaki Ang, a revolutionary technique invented by her grandmother, Dr. N Rajam) with astounding accuracy, tonal quality, exceptional fingering and break-neck bowing techniques.

As a young 11 year old, Ragini gave her first public performance in Bharat Bhavan Cultural Center, a multi-faceted center for the performing arts, in Bhopal. Thereafter she has performed in many prestigious music festivals all across India like the 'Sawai Gandharva' Music Festival in Pune, "Doverlane Music Festival' in Kolkata, 'Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan' in Mumbai, 'Saptak' in Ahmedabad, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan in Mumbai, Maihar, Banaras Hindu University, Music Academy in Chennai, Kala Academy in Goa with her mother and grandmother. She has also performed in various cities like Delhi, Gwalior, Bangalore, Bhopal, Baroda, Amravati, Dehradun, Surat, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Kanpur, Thane, Nagpur, etc.

Apart from having appeared on many platforms all over the country, she has also performed abroad extensively in countries like USA, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Hungary, Singapore & Malaysia.

She is a faculty at Whistling Woods International - School of Music, a premier film school in Mumbai since its inception. Ragini also gives lecture demonstrations and conducts workshops on a regular basis whilst globe-trotting. She is a recipient of the Cultural Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Ragini has been highly applauded by music enthusiasts for being one of the most promising faces of Indian Classical music.

She has also excelled in her academics being a top ranker in Mechanical Engineering.
Nitin Mitta
Born in India, Nitin Mitta is one of the most sought after tabla players of his generation. He has accompanied many eminent Indian classical Musicians such as Pandit Jasraj, Ustad Imrat Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez and Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt to name a few.
He is a disciple of Pt.G. Satyanarayana and Pt.Arvind Mulgaonkar, both disciples of the legendary doyen of the Farrukhabad Gharana, Ustad Amir Hussain Khan.

Nitin has collaborated with 2010 Grammy Nominee Pianist Vijay Iyer and Electric Carnatic Guitarist R.Prasannna, to produce a studio album titled Tirtha. Nitin currently teaches Tabla in NYC, Providence, RI and for the Learn Quest Academy  in North Attleboro, MA.

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