In partnership with Darbar Festival, GemArts presents an evening of riverside ragas with flute maestro Rakesh Chaurasia (son of living legend Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia)
The evening will begin with a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm followed by the classical recital.
Rakesh Chaurasia is hailed as one of the finest bansuri masters to emerge from India and follows in his uncle, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia’s footsteps. Accompanying Rakesh on tabla is one the UK’s most vibrant and fast emerging talents, Gurdain Rayatt.
Kushal Das, a native of Kolkata, joined the coveted club of the grand masters of Northern India.
Pathfinder and guardian of the Maihar gharana, revered lineage of Nikhil Banerjee, Ali Akbar Khan and Pannalal Ghosh, his music glistens less by his evident virtuosity but by the irresistible call it carries. Each note, charged with silence with a care and an infallible devotion, contributes to the aesthetic order of the raga and its cycles, revealing the emotional landscapes of a stunning richness.
From the programme of the Festival de Namaste France 2016.
Under the patronage of the Indian Embassy