An evening of souful ragas: Indrayuddh Majumdar
Enjoy an evening of soulful north Indian classical ragas by one of the most accomplished Sarod exponents of his generation. The sarod is well-established as one of the prominent stringed instruments of northern Indian or Hindustani classical music. A fretless instrument similar to a western slide guitar or dobro, the sarod is able to reproduce the vocal slides and microtones important to indian classical music. Indrayuddh has been learning sarod from his father, the world-renowned sarod maestro Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, since he was five years old. He also received guidance from his mother Vidushi Dr. Manasi Majumder, who is a renowned Indian Classical vocalist. Initially, he had also received basic taalim from his grandfather Late Ranjan Majumder. Indrayuddh had developed a keen interest in every genre of music right from his childhood, eventually focusing on sarod as his primary choice for sheer love of the instrument and Indian Classical Music. He concentrates on maintaining the purity of Indian Classical Music coupled with his smart presentation in his concerts. Indrayuddh is also a passionate music composer. He has composed music for a few projects, and has also assisted his father in the background score of a Bengali Feature Film on Byomkesh, “Sajarur Kaata.” Nitin Mitta is one of the most accomplished and distinctive tabla players of his generation, with a reputation for technical virtuosity, spontaneity, clarity of tone, and sensitivity to melodic nuances. Apart from being a dynamic soloist, he is a highly sought after accompanist who has performed with some of India’s most celebrated Hindustani classical musicians, including Pandit Jasraj, Dr. Prabha Atre, Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and Ustad Shahid Parvez, as well as many Carnatic musicians, such as Lalgudi G.J.R Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. Nitin has also made a mark as a versatile collaborator in other spheres. He recently joined forces with 2010 Grammy Nominee Pianist Vijay Iyer and electric guitarist R. Prasanna to produce a studio album titled Tirtha that blends elements of contemporary jazz with the North and South Indian traditional ragas and compositions. Another collaboration with R. Prasanna can be heard on the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning documentary Smile Pinky.
Location: Parish Center for the Arts Westford, MA
Time: 8:00 pm
Organized By: Parish Center for the Arts
Contact: Rajesh Puranik
Directions: Rt 495, Exit 32. Drive 1 mile north to 10 Lincoln St.
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