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Paramparik: Hidayat Khan & Jonathan Kay with Pt. Subhen Chatterjee

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm UTC+0


Dear friends:

The Raag-Mala Team is much saddened to inform you that Arshad Ali Khan had to fly back to India from Houston a couple nights ago due to the sudden passing of his father Ustad Akhtar Nawaz Khan. We convey our heartfelt condolences to Arshadbhai and his family with prayers for strength at this difficult time.

Pandit Subhen Chatterjee is continuing his tour and we are happy to inform you that Jonathan Kay, who was to play as an accompanist, will now perform a solo esraj recital with tabla by Subhen ji. Many of you will recall Jonathan’s solo performance in 2017 where he played a lovely raag Bhimpalasi. We are looking forward to listening to his performance of an evening raag.

Hidayat Khan will perform as previously planned, also accompanied by Subhen ji.

We look forward to seeing you at the concert.

Raag-Mala Team

Raag-Mala Toronto, in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum, is proud to present Paramparik, a two part concert with Hidayat Khan (sitar) and Jonathan Kay(vocal) with Pt. Subhen Chatterjee (tabla) on Saturday March 16th 2024 7:30pm

Hidayat Khan
Hidayat Khan is a world-renowned musician, maverick sitar player and vocalist. He belongs to a heritage that traces back seven generations toward the most treasured lineage of Indian classical music. Khan is the son of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, globally acclaimed as the greatest of all sitarists.

He harbors a rare, creative brilliance that effortlessly takes him across all genres and nuances of music and can seamlessly transition from the very classical to the very colloquial, from playing the intricate meands (slides) of the Etawa/VilayatkhaniGharana to performing with the Rolling Stones.

He has been fortunate to have performed at The Black Ball Charity in NYC with Alicia Keys and has collaborated with such illustrious musical names as Ndugu Chancler, Ronnie Woods, Usher, Zakir Hussain, Pete Townshend, Will.I.Am, Jay Z and Darryl Jones.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan is a trained jazz saxophonist from Toronto, Canada. In search of non-western ways of musical knowing, he moved to Kolkata and Santiniketan for 10 years to learn in the guru-shishya paramparic tradition with vocalist Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya, and esraj player Abir Singh Khangura.

He is the first to render the full form of vocal raga music (vilambit khayal) on the shrutiphone, a self-customized saxophone to play in raga temperament (tuning). He also is among the few performing boro esraj players, playing in the tantra-kari style in the lineage of Ranadhir Roy.

Based on the integration of his experiences in the jazz and Raga music traditions, he is cultivating a transcultural approach to experimental improvisation with his bands Monsoon, Kayos Theory and The Coltrane Sutras.

Pandit Subhen Chatterjee
Subhen Chatterjee belongs to the Lucknow gharana and has studied under the tabla maestro Pandit Swapan Chowdhury. He has also learnt from masters from other gharanas and incorporated the intricacies and beauty of these gharanas into his playing.

Over the course of his stellar career, he has performed with many illustrious musicians such as the late Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi, Padma Bhushan Budhaditya Mukherjee to name a couple.

Subhen has founded the fusion band Karma, and is a recipient of many awards, including the Sangeet Samaan Award from West Bengal State Government in 2021.

Tickets: Balcony $40, Orchestra $50 (10% Discount for Members)
Tickets include same day Aga Khan Museum Admission

BUY NOW: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/programs/paramparik

A limited number of $20 student tickets, for full time students with valid ID, are available for purchase directly from Raag-Mala Toronto. Please email raagmalatoronto@gmail.com for details.

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Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Dr,
North York, Ontario M3C 1K1 Canada
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