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"Dreams on Drums"
A tabla solo performance by
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee


Sunday, September 21st.
Doors open at 6 pm

LOCACTION:
CENTER POINT YOGA STUDIO
324 Lafayette st. (near Houston St.)
NY, NY

Google Maps link:
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=Centerpoint+Studios&fb=1&cid=0,0,6970848016713175749&near=New+York,+NY&oi=manybox&ct=10&cd=1&resnum=2

HOW TO GET TICKETS:
$25 available at the door, $20 (advanced booking)
(call 718-916-3382 to purchase tickets)

Opening performance by sitarist Indro Roy Chowdhury accompanied by Ehren Hanson on tabla.

Pandit Anindo Chatterjee
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee is a rare phenomenon in the art of tabla playing. He is one of the great musicians of our time. Throughout history, the few artists who stand out in each generation, preserve a heritage while defining it a new, marking its evolution in time. Anindo Chatterjee is one of those few. The power and speed combined with the total clarity and sweetness of his playing is unparalleled and speaks of years of backbreaking practice; his vast knowledge of repertoire and ability to improvise in every style of tabla playing make him an invaluable asset to Indian music and a reference for its scholars; the spontaneity and intuitiveness of both his accompaniment And his solo improvisations speak of the depth of his artistry and leave his audiences speechless.

Anindo Chatterjee is recognized as one of India's most eminent tabla players. In 2003 the President of India crowned him with the prestigious sangeet natak akademi award. The All India Critics Association adjudged him as the ‘Best Performer of the Year 1997’ and at the tender age of 16, The Government of India recognized his prodigious talent by awarding him the ‘gold medal’ in the All India Radio Music Competition.

Anindoji's tabla solo debut was at age 10. He has since developed one of the most dynamic and rich tabla solo performances of his generation. Infused with the legacy of the Farukhabad gharana yet enriched with aspects of all gharanas, his performances are unpredictable and extraordinarily diverse. With technical and artistic brilliance he presents some of the rarest and most difficult material in the tabla repertoire: this at extreme speeds with uncompromised clarity and beauty. In addition to his vast traditional repertoire, he himself is the composer of countless compositions, through which he explores the edge of possible and makes his timeless contribution to the art form. For the tabla lovers around the world his playing is the pinnacle.

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