From Dusk to Dawn – Raag-Mala Toronto @ the Nuit Blanche 2018

06 Oct 2018

Raag Music during Nuit Blanche

At Aga Khan Museum

Raag-Mala Music Society of Toronto

Raag Music during Nuit Blanche

What happens when the big white moon of the night floats on classical music notes? ‘Magic’ will be an understatement. But that’s what’s ahead for listeners of raag music at the Nuit Blanche concert to be held at the Aga Khan Museum in late September.

This is the second year in a row that Raag-Mala is taking part in the city-wide Nuit Blanche festival at the Aga Khan Museum.  Audiences will be treated to three shows of 90 minutes each.

It will begin at 7:30 pm with a sarod recital by the acclaimed Ken Zuckerman.  He rigorously trained under none other than the legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan for thirty-seven years. His album “Diaspora Sefardi” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009. Ken will be accompanied on tabla by Pandit Ashis Sengupta of Banaras Gharana, who was awarded a "Senior Fellowship" by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

This will be followed by a sitar recital at 11:30 pm by the young Imdadkhani gharana sitarist Sweekar Katti, accompanied by tabla player Yashwant Vaishnav (touted to be the next Zakir Hussain!).  Sweekar received his initial training from his mother Dr. Vandana Katti who is a senior vocalist herself and from his father Dr. Sunil Katti who is a sitar and santoor maestro.

This special program concludes with an early morning vocal recital at 5:00 am by vocalist Shantanu Bhattacharya.  Listeners can expect to hear morning raags like Bhairav, Ahir Bhairav, Lalit and Ramkali.

When and where?

7:00 pm September 29th to 7:am September 30th
Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Drive
Free Event
Rishi: 647-521-3816 Manoshi 416-276-5616