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Indian Spring Colours: Chiranjeeb Chakraborty (vocal) with Swar-Taal Samvaad

Indian Spring Colours: Chiranjeeb Chakraborty (vocal) with Swar-Taal Samvaad


Indian Spring Colours: Chiranjeeb Chakraborty (vocal) with Swar-Taal Samvaad

Venue: Durham University
Date: Sunday 1st March 2020
Time: 11am
Tickets: Tickets: £5 / Students £2 / Under 18’s FREE

As we approach Holi, the Indian spring festival of colours, join GemArts to mark the season with a series of concerts in partnership with MUSICON at Durham University. The spring is celebrated in the Indian arts as a time of new life, playfulness and the appreciation of beauty, and Indian music is perfectly adapted to capture these moods. Whatever the weather outside, immerse yourself in our celebration of the coming spring with superb exponents of the classical tradition.

Morning concerts are a regular feature of the Indian music scene, and offer both a rare opportunity to hear the morning raga repertory and a perfect opportunity to share the music with family and friends.
 
We begin this concert with Seema and Vishwanath Shirodkar taking centre stage as 'Swar-Tala Duo'. Harmonium and Tabla are both traditionally treated as 'accompanying' instruments, although there is a long tradition of tabla solo performance: harmonium solo is a newer phenomenon, but a revelation for music-lovers in the hands of a brilliant musician such as Seema Shirodkar. In this part we will enjoy the beautiful and energising music of these two masters.
 
The second item will be a khyal presentation by Chiranjib Chakraborty. A native of Kolkata currently based in London, Chiranjib's style blends elements of different khyal gharanas which he has absorbed form his eminent teachers.

Part of Indian Spring Colours Festival Saturday 29th February – Monday 2nd March 2020

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