Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury & Naren Budhakar / Kuhokee Kumari Das (Hindustani music & Kuchipudi dance)

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

Venue: 
The Rotunda
Age: 
All Ages

THE CURATORS OF THIS EVENT REQUIRE THAT EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE DOOR. MASKING AND CONTACT TRACING ENFORCED. SEATING IS LIMITED FOR PURPOSES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
We are proud to present an evening of Hindustani music & Kuchipudi dance.
Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury:
Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is an exponent of the Rampur Senia Gharana in the venerated lineage of, Pandit Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury and Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury. Primarily trained in the Veen-Kar style of Sitar which draws techniques and idioms of the Veena, Indrajit has been able to carve a niche for himself with his eclecticism and versatility. Indrajit strives for a fine balance of traditionalism coupled with innovation. Indrajit is based out of New York and maintains a rigorous tour schedule across the continents. As an international artist, Indrajit has performed in a range of distinguished venues, notably: Dover Lane Music Conference, Kolkata, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, The Lincoln Center, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Toronto National Convention Center, Berlin Indian Embassy, Concordia Arts Poznan, Poland, Chayanaut Auditorium, Dhaka and Ramakrishna Mission Cultural Centre, Kolkata.
Naren Budhakar:
Born into the music tradition of India, Naren Budhakar began performing at a young age. A disciple of Tabla Maestro Ustad Shabbir Nisar, Naren has played with prominent instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers including Pandit Birju Maharaj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Jasraj and Shaed Parvez and has performed at prestigious venues in the U.S. and Europe. He has provided Tabla accompaniment for various musical genres and has played with La Monte Young and Bobby Mc Ferrin and recorded with Alicia Keys. Naren is co-director of the East-West School of Music and as a faculty member teaches and performs regularly.
Kuhokee Kumari Das:
Kuhokee Kumari Das, disciple of Guru Gargi Chattopadhyay, has trained in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi since the age of six. After completing her Bharatanatyam arrangetram and Kuchipudi rangapravesham in 2011, Kuhokee has collaborated and worked with many talented artists across the globe, such as Kalyan Sen Barat and Padma Bhushan Manna Dey. She has performed in prestigious platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly, Lincoln Center, Ellis Island Medals of Honor, amongst other renowned venues. Apart from dance, Kuhokee is completing her Master’s degree in Biology at Queens College, where she also teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer for Anatomy & Physiology. She is also a published clinical researcher at New York Presbyterian-Queens, exploring better treatment options and helping to create a more compassionate approach to treating those who are terminally ill. In 2019, Kuhokee was awarded a New York City Council Citation for her contribution in Indian classical dance.
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