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Krishna Bhatt in Concert

Saturday, September 26, 2015
6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Sitar maestro Krishna Bhatt returns to the Rubin to perform classical ragas of the Hindustani tradition with Anindo Chatterjee on tabla.

“Great melodic beauty”¦Mr. Bhatt created textures of extraordinary richness and definition.” – The New York Times
“Exceptional craftsmanship and artistry.” – San Francisco Chronicle

About the Musicians

Krishna Mohan Bhatt represents the Maihar-Senia Gharana of Ustad Allauddin Khan, father of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. A disciple of Bharat Ratna, late Pandit Ravi Shankar, Krishna Bhatt’s innovative style of music combines a rich blend of KhayÄl GÄyaki (vocal) compositions and Dhrupad TantrakÄri (instrumental) techniques. In particular, his repertoire includes a wide variety of traditional compositions from legendry master musicians – Nikhil Banerjee, Ali Akbar Khan, Ravi Shankar, and vocalists Amir Khan, Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Shobha Gurtu and Begum Akhtar.
Krishna Bhatt comes from a prominent family of musicians in Jaipur. His father was the late Pandit Shashi Mohan Bhatt, a sitarist of great repute and a professor at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Krishna Bhatt’s forefathers were Sanskrit scholars, poets, and musicians migrated from the south of India (Andhra Pradesh) to the princely state of Rajasthan.

Krishna Bhatt has demonstrated his versatility by composing and performing with Western and Indian musicians of different genres since the early 1980’s. His pioneer works include recordings with Zakir Hussain (Essence of a Raga), Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Garden of Dreams), Kronos String Quartet, a film score sound-track with American composer Terry Riley for Alain Tanner’s film “No Man’s Land”, “Rasa” with Jody Stecher, “Lasting Impressions” with saxophonist George Brooks, “Four Moons” with Kathrina Krimsky, and works with Langa and Manganiyar musicians from Western Rajasthan.

Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, one of the foremost tabla players today, began his study of the tabla under the guidance of his uncle Pt. Biswanath Chatterjee. At the age of six, he began a thirty-year period of training under the late Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh. Today, Anindo leads his generation of representatives of the Farukhabad Gharana of tabla. Anindo has performed solo and has accompanied leading artists all over the world since 1972, including Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Nikhil Banerjee, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, and Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma. In 2003, he was a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Academy Award.

Presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment, Brooklyn Raga Massive and community partner Sunny Thakkar


Tickets: $30.00

Member price: $27.00