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Flute master brings together global ensemble

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Rakesh Chaurasia, who has brought fame to his famous uncle Hariprasad Chaurasia and added divinity to the instrument that was a favourite of Lord Krishna, will be at the Great Hall of Town Hall in Auckland on Friday, June 24, 2016.

Following is a brief profile of the artistes, continued from our last issue.

Flute Master brings- Akhil Madhur

Akhil Madhur

Akhil has inspired hundreds of people in New Zealand with his impressive performances over the past two years. The confidence and maturity that he displays make him a welcome member of any group or performing artiste.

He is now a regular concert accompanist including as a solo Tabla player or as a spirited part of Jugalbandi.

Akhil will be an important part of the forthcoming ‘Global Indian Project.’

Flute Master brings-Ravi Nyayapati

Ravi Nyayapati (Percussions): A multi-skilled personality, Ravi has been an active figure in the Auckland music scene, largely involved in anchoring concerts and stage management over the last few years.  Ravi has resumed his interest in playing Dholak and side rhythm for concerts, to give completeness to live music arrangements.  Ravi will be playing as many as six rhythmic instruments at the concert.

Flute Master brings- Rob Mita

Rob Mita (Bass Guitar): Rob, a popular musician in New Zealand, has been a regular at several music festivals. Rob plays the lead (Acoustic and Electric) as well as the Bass guitar. Specializing in Jazz and Western music, Rob has been part of many international events and has contributed to numerous albums across the globe.

Rushabh Trivedy

Rushabh Trivedy (Keyboards): Rushabh is a self-taught pianist who has allowed his different musical experiences to create a unique fusion of Western and Eastern sounds. After beginning his journey in   Hindustani classical music, his desire to express this to a global audience through the keys of a piano has only ever grown. His improvisational style gives his fingers the physical creativity born from the soul of a raga, and his electronic fusion tracks are a fresh take on world music.

Flute Master brings-Seetha Jandhyala

 Seetha Jandhyala (Vocal): Seetha is a Hindustani singer who received her training from Guru Ravindra Parchure in Singapore in the Agra Gharana style. Ravindra ji is a Hindustani vocal music faculty member at the Temple of Fine Arts, Singapore which is a premier institution dedicated to the promotion of Indian performing and visual arts. Ravindra ji received his guidance from renowned vocalist Pandit Arun Kashalkar, of the Gwalior-Agra Gharana. Seetha started her early training in the Carnatic vocal tradition from her mother Jandhyala Rajyalakshmi and later from Gowri Gokul. Seetha’s aunt, Jagarlapudi Shobha is a well-trained Hindustani singer in Mumbai and has been a strong influence in sparking her interest in Hindustani vocal tradition. She is continuing her passion for Hindustani singing from her guru over Skype.

Flute Master brings-Swapnil Gomez

Swapnil Gomez (Drums): Swapnil is the son of Bengali singer Leonard Gomez and has been a working session drummer for over a decade. He has performed in Europe and Asia and is best known for his drumming work in the New Zealand music industry working with artistes such as Smashproof, Nick Hohepa, Team Dynamite, Bailey Wiley, The Exponents, Th’ Dudes & Third3ye.

He has also worked with international artistes such as Oli Goz, DJ Disk, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Uli Jon Roth (The Scorpions) and Karsh Kale.

Swapnil is a full-time musician working on his own musical project ‘Yoko-Zuna’, collaborating with David Dallas.

 

What: Sargam Fusion with Rakesh Chaurasia

Who: Old Fort

Where: Great Hall of Town Hall

303 Queen Street, Auckland City

When: Friday, June 24 at 730 pm

Tickets: $65 (A), $45 (B) and $25 (C)

     www.ticketmaster.co.nz

Additional Service Fee may apply

Contact: Basant Madhur on 021-0357954

 Email: basant_madhur@ihug.co.nz

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