09 Jul 2017
Raag Mala Toronto and Center for South Asian Civilizations present Afternoon and Early Evening Raags
At Tagore Center
Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto
July 9th Concert Announcement
Raag-Mala Toronto and the Center for South Asian Civilizations present
Afternoon and early Evening raags by
Amit Arya (vocal) and Jonathan Kay (esraj) accompanied by Kiran Morarjion tabla
Sunday, July 9th 5 to 730 pm*
140 Millwick Drive, M9L 1Y6 Toronto
(*Latecomers will be seated at a suitable interval)
Dr Amit Arya started learning vocal music from the age of eight under Smt. Anita Khare. Since 1999, he has been studying under Sangeet Martand Padmavibushan Pandit Jasraj, as well as his senior disciples Hemang Mehta and Pritam Bhattacharjee. Amit has performed in Canada, the U.S.A. and India, and has also accompanied Pandit Jasrajji at several prestigious concerts. In 2010, Amit launched the Pandit Jasraj Institute of Music Toronto, a not-for-profit society to propagate Indian Classical Vocal Music.
Jonathan Kay has spent the past 10 years learning instrumental and vocal styles of Indian Raga music with Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya, one of India’s premier vocalists. He has also been studying the bansuri, with Sudip Chatterjee since 2008, and in 2012 began learning the Bora Esraj with Abir Singh Kangura in Shantiniketan. Over the past 10 years, Jonathan has performed in Canada, USA, Japan and at many prestigious Indian Classical music festivals in India.
Kiran Morarji started learning tabla from Sri Sanjay Divekar, at the age of 4, and is currently a disciple of the tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain. Groomed in the Punjabi gharana tradition of his Guru, Kiran is also adept at playing all other gharanas of tabla such as Delhi, Lucknow, Farukabad, Ajrada, and Benares. He has performed extensively in Canada and the US.
Tickets: $20 ($10 student s with valid id)
Tickets Call: Manoshi: 416-276-5616, Rishi: 647-521-3816
Next Concert Sept 9th : Mitali Bhawmik (vocal) Sougata Roy Chowdhury (sarod)
at the McLeod Auditorium