(Hindustani Vocal) - Baithak
Vikas Falnikar (Harmonium)
Saturday, August 7, 2004, 7:30 pm
Pangea World Theater Studio
Calhoun Arts Building
711 W Lake St Suite 101, Minneapolis, 55408
For a map and parking information please see below.
About the artists:
Vikas Falnikar had his initial training from his father Sri Shashikant Falnikar from who he picked up the nuances of playing the harmonium and the flute. He has also learnt vocal music from his mother Smt Shobhana Falnikar and his sister Smt Lata Kanetkar (a well-known singer in Baroda). Vikas continues to train with visiting artists from India as and when opportunity presents. He has provided harmonium accompaniment to a number of artists including Pandit Vinay Bhide, Smt Alka Deo-Marulkar, Smt Shobha Joshi and Ghazal singer Rajkumar Rizvi. Vikas has also provided Lehara accompaniment on the harmonium to well known Tabla players such as Shyam Kane, Ustad Shabbir Nissar and Anubrata Chatterjee. Vikas is also an accomplished singer of light music (Geet and Ghazal). He presently lives in the Chicago area and is in constant demand both for his harmonium accompaniment and his singing
Allalaghatta Pavan has trained in Tabla under several
masters including Sri Gandam Laxmiah, Sri Ambika Prasad Mishra, Sri Gopal Mishra, Sri
Rajendra Nakod, Pandit Vijay Shankar and Pandit Birju Maharaj. He has been very active in
the Twin Cities music scene and was the President of the Indian Music Society of
Minnesota (IMSOM) from 1997 to 2001. Over the years he has performed for Katha Dance
Theater, Minnesota Dance Alliance, Pangea World Theater and IMSOM in several productions
and concerts. Pavan also appears on recordings of world/fusion music with local artists.
Since 1999, Pavan has been providing instruction to a number of Tabla students. In 2002,
Pavan composed and performed live (with Nirmala Rajasekar), the score for Pangea World
Theaters production Partitions. Recently Pavan performed with the
well-known Jazz band The Fareed Haque Group. A research scientist at Honeywell
Labs, Pavan is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota from where he received his Ph.D
in Computer Science.
World Theater Studio is located in the Calhoun Arts Building in Uptown Minneapolis, on the
Southwest corner of Lake St and Lyndale Ave. There is limited street parking available on
Lake and Lyndale - if not, try one or more of the streets parallel to Lake and/or Lyndale.
See map on the right or go to www.mapquest.com for
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