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Mehfeel- Series of intimate house concerts
Sun, June 4, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Mehfeel- Series of intimate house concerts
When : Sunday, June 4, 2017
Where : 8554 Sharp Avenue, Sun Valley, CA 91352
Time : 5 pm onwards
Ticket cost : Online $25 | Door $30 ( Dinner included with all tickets)
Children under 12 entry free
Los Angeles International Music and Arts Academy, founded in 2015, brings together the most talented Indian classical musicians to research, teach, and grow not only Indian Music and Arts but also other forms of world music. The academy gives talented young musicians opportunities to work intensively on new creative ideas in a team with support of facilitators in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking through various performances and workshops. Students become part of a growing network of peers and collaborators to support their life-long musical journey.
Official website of the Academy: http://www.laimacademy.org/
“Mehfeel” - an initiative to bring audience closer to Indian classical music and provide a platform for direct interaction between artists and spectators.
Doors open at 4:30pm
5:00 pm: Inauguration and Saraswati Bandana
5:15 pm: Tabla by Hindole Majumdar accompanied by Rupesh Kotecha in harmonium
6:00 pm: Tea and Snack Break
6:15 pm: Santoor Recital by Kamaljeet Ahluwalia accompanied by Jas Ahluwalia in Tabla
7:15 pm: Q&A session with Artists
7:30 pm: Dinner
Hindole Majumdar occupies a commendable position amongst the young tabla players of his generation. Inspired by his maternal grandfather, Late Sri Chittaranjan Roy, an ardent music lover, and his mother, Late Sunanda Majumdar, a teacher by profession and a Kathak dancer disciple of Pandit Ramgopal Mishra of the Jaipur gharana. Hindole started learning tabla at the tender age of 5. In his very first performance at the age of 10, he completely enthralled the audience. He received training from the great tabla maestro Pandit Sankha Chatterjee (of the Punjab and Farukkhabad Gharana) in a guru-shishya parampara. Hindole performs all over the globe accompanying various artists, and his work and experiment is critically acclaimed by music enthusiasts all over the globe. He has accompanied illustrious musicians of Indian Classical music like Ustad Shahid Parvez, Dr. N Rajam, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and many others. He has collaborated with world music percussionists like Doyra player Abbos Kosimov, four time Grammy award winner Glenn Velez, and world renowned Mridangam exponent Legendary Trichy Sankaran. Hindole has founded the Hindole Majumdar School of Music and Dance in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in USA where he teaches Tabla and Indian Rhythm on a regular basis. He has also numerous CD’s audio and video albums released by various record companies including his own record label Sunanda Records.
Official Website of Hindole Majumdar: http://hindolemajumdar.com/
Rupesh Kotecha has been fortunate to study Tabla under the guidance of Pandit Taranath Rao, Pandit Ravi Bellare and Pandit Shashi Bellare from 1985 to 2012. Rupesh currently is learning the art of accompaniment from Pandit Shashanka Bakshi. Rupesh continues to pass on the tradition that he has learned to several young students who will be sure to make a name for themselves in the years to come.
Kamaljeet Ahluwalia is part of the new wave of Asian musicians emerging from the UK. She began her training at the age of 7 under Sitar Maestro Dharambir Singh (MBE). She continued her studies with Santoor Maestro Harjinderpal Singh and is currently under the tutelage of legendary Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. She uses her Indian classical roots to walk an innovative path on the Santoor, a rare and exquisite hammered dulcimer/zither that can simultaneously explore vast sublime melodies and intricate detailed rhythmic patterns.Having working with a diverse array of artists from Guy Sigsworth, Mercury Music Award winner Talvin Singh, Fruit Tree, Universal Taal, Bombay Dub Orchestra and acclaimed dancer and choreographer Akram Khan to name a few, this innovative and imaginative musician is currently collaborating with guitarist Giuliano Modarelli on their new project One Hundred and Six Strings and breathing new life to a proud and ancient Indian classical tradition and with producer and musician Wayne Nunes from Warrior Charge. She has performed throughout the UK and internationally as part of the multi-art production Journey into India, group recitals as well many solo performances.She was recently commission to make a new body of work for Himalayan Song as part of the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival, Utah, which is currently touring the USA.
Jas Ahluwalia studied the illustrious Tabla under the world renowned Ustad Tari Khan. Jas has learnt the Tabla in the traditional Ustad/Shagird relationship which entails a deep bond between master and disciple. Entrenched in the classical mode of training, he is utterly conversant in a variety of genres and is a favorite accompanist among touring musicians and an accomplished solo Tabla artist. He is frequently invited to participate in studio recordings, live performances, and film scoring sessions. Jas’ recent performances include collaborations with Grammy winner Osvaldo Golijov at Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gingger Shankar, Bombay Dub Orchestra, grammy-nominated Jazz Pianist Rob Mullins, and guitarist Andy Summers of The Police. His latest studio collaborations include those with famed Punjabi producer Sangtar and Tron and Dexter Composer Joseph Trapanese. His film credits include Sundance Audience Award Winner Circumstance, Sean Hacket’s Homecoming, and Igor Voloshin’s Beodouin. He is currently working on a classical orchestral album with Gingger Shankar, a Sikh Hymn album, recording for Richard Montoya’s film Water & Power, and touring with Gingger Shankar and Kamaljeet Ahluwalia.
Official Website of Kamaljeet and Jas Ahluwalia: http://www.absolutefocus.co/