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Discover India: A Musical Journey on Zoom

2023-05-23 19:00:00 2023-05-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Discover India: A Musical Journey on Zoom Experience Hindustani (North Indian) classical instrumental music followed by a presentation by the musicians. The presentation will include three Indian Instruments – Sita, Guitarod, Tabla MHL Virtual Programs -

Tuesday, May 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-05-23 19:00:00 2023-05-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Discover India: A Musical Journey on Zoom Experience Hindustani (North Indian) classical instrumental music followed by a presentation by the musicians. The presentation will include three Indian Instruments – Sita, Guitarod, Tabla MHL Virtual Programs -

Experience Hindustani (North Indian) classical instrumental music followed by a presentation by the musicians. The presentation will include three Indian Instruments – Sita, Guitarod, Tabla

String Instruments:

• Sitar is an Indian string long-necked instrument with varying number of strings, but 17 is usual. It has three to four playing strings and three to four drone strings with various sympathetic strings underneath which gives rich and melodious sound when corresponding notes are played.

• Guitarod is a modified fretless guitar to mimic the Hindustani String Instrument (Sarod). Guitarod can produce continuous slides between notes known as meend (glissandi) which gives deep, introspective sound.

Percussion Instrument:

• Tabla (Hindustani Drums) is a percussion instrument which is used to accompany Hindustani vocal and instrumental music.

About the Artists:

Deepali Khanzode: A scientist by profession, initiated her Hindustani vocal training at the age of nine. After four years of vocal training, she decided to switch to sitar and then underwent training for six years at “Madhuri Sangeet School” in Nagpur, India. For the past 10-12 years, Deepali has been learning from her guru Shri. Puspen Dey, who is a senior disciple of Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta of Senia Shahjahanpu Gharana. Sau. Deepali has also performed and organized kid’s instrument ensembles around Boston area.

Yogesh Karale: Yogesh started his musical journey by learning Tabla at a young age from his father Shri Damodar Karale. He completed his graduation in music, Tabla Visharad, with Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal. For advanced training after Visharad, Yogesh got an opportunity to take lessons under the able guidance of Late Pt. Sadashiv Pawar, a renowned Tabla player from Farukhabad Gharana. During his intense learning of 12 years in “Guru-Shishya Parampara”, he learned all the aspects of Tabla through vigorous riyaaz under the watchful eyes of his Guru. Now, he is pursuing tabla education from Shri Praveen Karkare (disciple of Pt Sadashiv Pawar and Pt Sudhir Mainkar).

Phil KaplanPhil Kaplan: Phil studied guitar, composition, and World Music at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music. Phil fell under the spell of Hindustani classical music at the age of 12 in an incident involving a vinyl LP recording of Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan Sahib performing Raag Shree, which, in Phil’s words and recollection, has had him “living in-between” ever since. At the turn of the century, he had the great good fortune to meet, be accepted as a student, and come under the tutelage of Sr. Puspen Dey of Kolkata. Phil has explored the possibilities of presenting this music on his beloved instrument of choice, the electric guitar, and has designed a customized instrument he has named the Guitar’ode, designed to emulate the sarode, combining essential features of both instruments.

The Discover India Series is a program partnership between the Burlington Public Library, other local libraries, and the India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB). This series explores India's rich culture and includes exciting forays into history, food, art and music.

Register for other events in this series:

Monday, 5/15: Beyond Chicken Tikka 

Tuesday, 5/30: Spice Bowl

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Library Program--Adults |

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