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Anjana Roy + Polash Gomes

Spiral Music

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Anjana Roy (sitar) + Polash Gomes (tabla)

Anjana Roy comes from Delhi, India, where she had her early initiation in music under Shri Rebati Ranjan Debnath, her father and guru, who was a disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan of Miher. Later she learned from several masters of the art. Anjana earned her Master’s in Arts (instrumental music-sitar) from Banasthali Vidyapith of Jaipur, Rajasthan under the guidance of Shri Rameshwar Dayal Verma. She continued her training under Shri Sachin Datta (disciple of Ustad Allauddin Khan) in Delhi. Afterwards, Anjana received the degree of Master of philosophy (instrumental music-sitar) form the University of New Delhi, under the guidance of Pandit Debu Chaudhuri. She further studied sitar with Pandit Manilal Nag, and later Shri Prasanna Kumar Singh, a disciple of Pandit Manilal Nag. Settled in New York, Anjana has taught sitar music at the Shikshayatan Cultural Center in Queens, New York, and has performed at the Queens Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn Public Library, International house, the Indian Consulate and in many private concerts. Currently Ms. Roy is studying under the tutelage of Shri Parimal M. Sadaphal from Delhi, who is a senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar and one of the foremost sitarists of India. Ms. Roy released a CD of India Classical Music on sitar featuring Raga Bageshree in the year 2006. She wrote the book, Acharya Ustad Allauddin Khan, The Musician for the Soul which was published by Xlibris in 2012. For more information about the book visit Anjana will be joined by Polash Gomes on tabla.

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