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Violin Maestro Dr. Sangeeta Shankar Comes To Rhode Island

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Violin Maestro Dr. Sangeeta Shankar will be performing at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Braod Street in Cumberland, Rhode Island on May 28th at 8:00 pm.  This event is coordinated by Raagmaala's Indian Classical Music Contert Series and  has been made possible by a grant fron the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Sangeeta comes from a family of violinists. Her grand father was Maestro Narayana Iyer, a unique violinist and master of both Carnatic (South Indian) and Hindustani (North Indian) traditions. Her uncle is the Carnatic violin maestro T.N. Krishnan. She studied with her mother the revered violinist Dr. N. Rajam. Sangeeta gave her first concert at the age of 13. She studied music and also completed her doctoral thesis in music at Benaras Hindu University, India.

Dr. Shankar has collaborated with Grammy Winners Bela Fleck and Vishwamohan Bhatt on a well-received album Tabula Rasa. She produced a 26 episode music-based series Sur Sadhana for Indian National Television. She has several CDs in the market. She has given concerts in India, USA and Europe. She is co-founder of a music company “Legendary Legacy”, that has made available recordings of the masters of Indian Music and promising new comers.

 Vinayak Netke, a noted Tabla (Indian percussion) player will accompany Dr. Sangeeta Shankar. He has accompanied several musicians in India and abroad and represents the famous Farrukhabad percussion tradition of India.

Tickets are $15 ($7 with student ID) and can be obtained by calling:
Arun Agrawal 508-676-5706
Blackstone River Theatre  401-725-9272
Kabob and Curry Indian Restaurant 401-273-8844

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