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The musical instrument collection of Radhika Mohan Maitra (1917-1981) – at Casa de la India, Spain
About the talk:
The display at Casa de la India, Spain, of this selection of 52 heritage instruments heritage from the Radhika Mohan Maitra collection is the first of this scope outside India. It is exhibited at the Ravi Shankar Auditorium at the historical building of Casa de la India in Valladolid, Spain, with living heritage as the central theme, including an introduction to Indian music, the history of each instrument and sound samples. A detailed description of the making process, anecdotes and the journey of Somjit while collecting the instruments will be part of this presentation which will include sound clips and photographs .
Somjit DasGupta has dedicated his whole life in preserving this collection which is not only associated with Radhika Mohan Maitra but also includes his guru Mohammed Ameer Khan, Enayet Khan and other great musicians of yesteryears.
Oldest among the fretless lute instruments in the collection displayed is a mid-17th century Rudra Veena which belonged to descendants of Mian Tansen. It is still performed by Somjit Dasgupta today and is most likely the oldest playable musical instrument in India.
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Video premier of special concert by Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Bickram ghosh
Do join us for the video premier of a special concert by Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Bickram Ghosh, which was presented for the inauguration of the Ravi Shankar exhibit in March. The brilliant concert featured some special ragas and compositions that paid homage to the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. Do tune in to listen to this special concert on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram on December 6th at 7pm!
Aarohana: Musical Story telling – Edition 2
The second episode of Aarohana: Musical Storytelling series, will highlight the stories of ragas and musical instruments.
Join in, as Lavanya Prasad of Taléscope, takes us on a journey of ragas.
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November 22 @ 6:00 pm
Rajrang: Colors of Rajasthan
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November 7 @ 7:00 pm
Aarohana: Musical Storytelling – Edition 2
The second episode of Aarohana: Musical Storytelling series, will highlight the stories of ragas and musical instruments. Join in, as…
October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Zakir Hussain – Musical Confluence
Relive the magic of a remarkable musical confluence by Zakir Hussain and Official Louiz Banks from the IME Grand Launch!…
October 11 @ 8:00 pm
Safe and Sound
September 12 @ 8:00 pm
Voice Culture 101
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August 8 @ 7:00 pm
Aarohana: Musical Storytelling
The first episode of Aarohana: Musical Storytelling series, will explore Karnataka's renowned poet, Kanakadasa! Join in, as Lavanya Prasad of…