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A Hindustani Classical Music Concert

ON: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm

VENUE: MUB 101, University of Florida

(Music Bldg. 435 Newell Drive, next to Century Tower on UF campus)

SITAR: Vidushi MITA NAG                   SAROD: Pandit JOYDEEP GHOSH



Vidushi MITA NAG, daughter of veteran sitar player Pandit Manilal Nag, plays in the style of the Vishnupur Gharana of Bengal, a school of music which is nearly 300 years old. Mita had her musical debut when she was ten years and won the Junior National Talent Search Award of the Govt. of India the same year. Mita has performed all over India, USA, Canada, Japan, and Europe. She was awarded the Junior Fellowship Award by the Human Resource Development, Government of India, for her research project on Vishnupur Gharana. Mita holds an M.A. in English Literature and an M.Phil. in English from The University of Kolkata.

Pandit JOYDEEP GHOSH is one of India’s leading musicians and plays the Sarod, Surshringar, and Mohanveena. He learned to play the Sarod under the guidance of the great masters including Sangeetacharya Anil Roychoudhury , Sangeetacharya Radhika Mohan Moitra, and Padmabhushan Acharya Buddhadev Dasgupta of the Shahajahanpur Sarod Gharana (school of music). He has received numerous scholarships and fellowships from the Government of India. His awards include the titles “Surmani” from the Sur Singar Samsad (Mumbai) and “Swarshree” from Swarankur (Mumbai). He is an ‘A’ grade artiste of All India Radio. He has performed in several well-known music festivals in India, USA, UK, Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Bahrain, and Bhutan.

Pandit SUBHEN CHATTERJEE learned to play the tabla from his illustrious teacher, Pandit Swapan Chowdhury. While his style of playing follows the Lucknow Gharana, he has also learned the intricacies and beauty of other gharanas. His incorporation of these features from other schools into his playing has made his style quite distinctive. He has accompanied many stalwarts in Hindustani classical music such as Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Jasraj, Ustad Ashish Khan, and many others. Subhen has also given several solo performances on the tabla. His recent collaboration with Sivamani, another renowned percussionist, has enabled him to form an unique fusion band called FRIENDS OF DRUMS. The main objective of this group is to help the lesser known yet very talented musicians share the stage with renowned ones.

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Co-Sponsored by SPICMACAY-UF and Gainesville Donors

We acknowledge the support of the UF School of Music and Student Government