Rakesh Chaurasia with Aditya Kalyanpur
Rhythms of India
Friday, September 30, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Rakesh Chaurasia, the nephew and child prodigy of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, has carved a niche for himself as an accomplished flautist, incorporating his personal style into traditional sounds. In this evening of romantic melodies he is accompanied by Aditya Kalyanpur on tabla.
Presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment and community partner Sunny Thakkar.
Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and MicÃ³l Schejola Foundation. Additional support is provided by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
About the Performers
Rakesh Chaurasia, the nephew and child prodigy of flute maestro Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, has carved a niche for himself as an accomplished flautist. Incorporating the tradition of his renowned uncle and infusing his personal style, he has evolved a style that maintains the identity and purity of the flute while blending its sound with other instruments.
Chaurasia has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the Indian Music Academy Award,, the Aditya Birla Kalakiran Puraskar, and the Guru Shishya Award.
He has regularly appeared in prominent festivals and his growing status has brought him invitations to perform solo and duo concerts across the world.
Aditya Kalyanpur (aka “AK”) is a tabla maestro who has worked with some of the most legendary individuals in the music industry. His playing can be heard on Katy Perry’s “Legendary Lovers” from her multi-platinum album Prism, he has recorded with Keith Richards, and he has performed with Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire).
A child prodigy, Kalyanpur studied tabla under the aegis of the late, legendary Ustad Allah Rakha and his son, two-time Grammy-winner Ustad Zakir Hussain. Kalyanpur received his diploma in music from the University of Mumbai and his bachelor of commerce degree from Mithibai College.
He established the Shyamal Music Foundation in Mumbai, India, a non-profit for the promotion, preservation, and propagation of Indian classical music by giving a platform to the next generation of talented musicians.
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