24 november, 2018 – Stockholm
OBS: Denna konsert framträder inte Suranjana, men väl hennes lärare Swapan Chaudhuri,Suranjana är medarrangör för denna konsert
Stallet, Stallgatan 7, Stockholm
Swapan Chaudhuri och Ken Zuckerman
Swapan Chaudhuri är en av världens stora musikmästare och tablavirtuoser. Han är känd för sin rena klang, sin djupa kännedom av den klassiska indiska musiken och sin rytmiska kreativitet. Chaudhuri gör tablamusiken mer tillgänglig genom sitt stora intresse för att undervisa om instrumentets hemligheter… Både som solist och i samspel med andra musiker har Swapan Chaudhuris spelsätt skapat möjligheten för publiken att få en sällsynt inblick i djupet av tablans stora repertoar.
Ikväll uppträder Swapan Chaudhuri tillsammans med Ken Zuckerman som är en internationellt hyllad som en av de finaste virtuoserna på det Indiska stränginstrumentet Sarod. Han beskrivs också som en av världens stora improvisatörer.
25 november, 2018 – Uppsala
Teater Blanca , Österplan 1, Uppsala
Workshop med Swapan Chaudhuri och Ken Zuckerman
information/anmaälan email; Tablasuranjana@hotmail.com
Swapan Chaudhuri– tabla
Esteemed the world over for his purity of sound, depth of knowledge, rhythmic creativity, and dedication to teaching, Swapan Chaudhuri is considered one of the greatest living musicians and tabla virtuosos of our time. He continues to accompany all the eminent classical instrumental and vocal musicians of India in addition to collaborating with artists of every world music tradition and genre.
His dedication to teaching tabla worldwide has brought him global recognition and defined him as a true master. He has made tabla more accessible, enabling this North Indian classical drum to take its rightful place as one of the most versatile and sought after instruments on the planet.
As both a soloist and accompanist, Swapan’s nuanced and lyrical ability to bring to life even the most complex and challenging compositions gives audiences a rare glimpse into the depth and majesty of tabla’s vast repertoire. Two records, Legacy (1997) and Passing on the Tradition (1998), were nominated for Grammy awards, on which Swapan collaborated with Asha Bhosle and Maestro Ali Akbar Khan.
He is cherished and honored in his homeland of India, where in 2011 he was awarded a National Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bharat Ke Sangeet Ratna, by the Art & Cultural Trust of India for his lasting contributions to classical Indian music and tabla. He is a recipient of the prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy Award (1997) from the Government of India.
Internationally, Swapan is the recipient of the American Academy of Artists Award and a nominee to Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame, distinctions reserved for only those musicians who have attained the highest level of artistry.In 1981, Swapanji was invited to the United States by legendary sarodist Maestro Ali Akbar Khan to serve as Director of Percussion at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California, where he continues to teach today.
For the past 20 years, he has also served as Department Chairperson / Senior Faculty of the World Music Program at the California Institute of the Arts. His unmatched dedication to teaching is an extension of the kind of intensive and dedicated teaching that was bestowed upon him by his own Guru, Acharya Santosh Krishna Biswas of the Lucknow Gharana (music school), who Swapan began learning with at the age of five in Kolkata, India.
Ken Zuckerman – sarod
Ken Zuckerman,internationally acclaimed as one of the finest sarod virtuosos performing today, has also been called ”…one of the world’s most eclectic masters of improvisation.” He completed thirty-seven years of training under the rigorous discipline of India’s legendary sarod master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, up to the maestro’s passing in June 2009. He also performed with Maestro Khan in numerous concerts in Europe, India, and the United States.
In addition to performing classical Indian music with some of India’s finest tabla virtuosos (Swapan Chaudhuri, Zakir Hussain and Anindo Chatterjee), Ken has been at the vanguard of numerous cultural ”crossover” projects. These include the Grammy nominated CD ”Diaspora Sefardi” (Hesperion XXI), ”India Meets Persia”, with Tar virtuoso Hossein Alizadeh, ”Modal Tapestry I & II”, (Zuckerman’s compositions for an ensemble of 14 musicians from diverse traditions), and ”Meeting Two Worlds of Modal Music” with the medieval singer, Dominique Vellard. The second CD of this unique