Indian Classical Music Concert: Ritesh and Rajnish Mishra (vocal)

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Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library (View on map.nd.edu)

Accompanied by Hindole Majumdar (tabla) and Anirban Chakrabarty (harmonium)

Ritesh and Rajnish Mishra are among the leading young vocalists of India. They represent the sixth generation of a family of eminent musicians of the Benaras Gharana. They have trained under a number of great musicians, including the famous duo, Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra, their father and uncle, respectively. They have performed extensively at concerts in India and abroad, and have received several prestigious awards, including the Yuva Ratna Award, the Bhavishya Jyoti Award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Award, and the Sangeet Samriddhi Samman and also received a Grammy nomination. They are 'A' grade vocalists of All India Radio and Doordarshan (Indian National Television). For more information, see: http://www.riteshrajnishmishra.com/home.htm

Hindole Majumdar already occupies a commendable position among the young tabla players of his generation. He received his training from Shibsankar Karmakar, a disciple of the late Ustad Karamatullah Khan, and from Pandit Sankha Chatterjee. A graded artist of All India Radio and
Doordarshan, he has won numerous awards, including the first prize at several All Bengal tabla solo competitions.

Anirban Chakrabarty, who hails from a family of musicians, was initiated to Hindustani Classical Music by his father, Amal Chakrabarty, a well-known vocalist. For his training in the harmonium he has been under the tutelage of Pandit Manas Chakraborty, the doyen of the Kotali
Gharana.

Admission: FREE

Co-presented by AICMS benefactors and members, the University of Notre Dame, the Liu Institute of Asia and Asian Studies, and the Center for Social Concerns.