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MELA Foundation, Faust Harrison Pianos, and Chhandayan present


Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan
Samir Chatterjee, Naren Budhkar & Michael Harrison

Early Evening Ragas: September 22
Sunday 6:00 pm
with Special Guest Steve Gorn on Bansuri Bamboo Flute
Jikishinkan Dojo, 211 Smith St., Brooklyn, 718-488-9511

Evening Ragas: September 27 Friday 7:30 pm
Sufi Books, 227 W. Broadway, 212-334-5212

Afternoon Ragas: October 6 Sunday 4:00 pm
Faust Harrison Pianos, 205 W. 58th St., 212-489-3600

Night Ragas: October 13 Sunday 9:00 pm
Faust Harrison Pianos, 205 W. 58th St., 212-489-3600

Morning Ragas: October 19 Saturday 10:00 am
Sufi Books, 227 W. Broadway, 212-334-5212

All concerts are $20. General seating only, no reservations.

Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, one of India’s most highly esteemed vocalists, comes from the illustrious Kirana lineage and a long line of Chisti Sufi musicians. He is a senior artist and teacher at the Sangeet Music Research Academy in Calcutta. Khan trained for 15 years with his father Ustad Shakoor Khan, who in turn was a senior disciple of Ustad Abdul Wahid Kahn (Pandit Pran Nath’s guru). Ustad Khan performs and teaches throughout the United States and India. In these North Indian classical vocal concerts, we will experience the depth of this extraordinary musical and spiritual tradition.

Joining Ustad Khan will be renowned tabla virtuoso, Samir Chatterjee, and his disciple Naren Budhkar, as well as Khan’s disciple, Michael Harrison, voice and tambura.

Samir Chatterjee is one of the leading tabla players of India. He performs worldwide as a soloist and with many of India’s finest musicians. (9/22, 10/13 and 10/19)

Naren Budhkar has played throughout the United States and Canada accompanying many of India’s finest musicians. (9/27 and 10/6)

Michael Harrison is an internationally acclaimed composer/pianist who began his studies of North Indian singing with Pandit Pran Nath and La Monte Young in 1978 and continues today with Ustad Khan.

Steve Gorn has performed Indian Classical Music on the bansuri bamboo flute, in concerts and festivals throughout the world, and has been praised by critics and leading Indian musicians as one of the few westerners recognized to have captured the subtlety and beauty of Indian music.




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