Classical Hindustani Music

Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Ustad Aashish Khan: Classical Hindustani Music

“Swapan Chaudhuri is one of the world’s greatest classical tabla players.” India Currents

Led by celebrated tabla exponent Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, the 7-piece CalArts Tabla Ensemble launches this riveting exploration of North Indian music with an original composition by the pandit. The piece, set to a 16-beat cycle (tintal), develops from one sound, one bol-Na, into a kaleidoscope of phrases and approaches drawn from the vast repertoire of music for Hindustani tabla, folk to classical, traditional to contemporary. The ensemble’s performance is followed by a set of exquisite classical duos by Chaudhuri and sarod master Ustad Aashish Khan during which the artists announce raag and taal, the melodic and rhythmic foundations of Indian musical forms, from the stage.

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SAT 4/3
8:30 pm


G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff