of the best Sarod players comes to the Twin Cities!
Abhiman Kaushal on the Tabla
October 22, 2005, 7:30 pm
College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul
(For detailed driving and parking directions please see below. The Recital Hall is Building 23 in the campus map.)
This activity is made possible in part by, the Arts Activities Support Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, the General Fund Grant from COMPAS/United Arts, and, the Series Presenter Support Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This concert is co-sponsored by KFAI “Fresh-Air” Radio (90.3FM Minneapolis/106.7 FM St. Paul).
About the Artists:
Rajeev Taranath is one of the world's leading exponents of the sarod. A distinguished disciple of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, his performances masterfully combine the depth and rigor of the tradition of Hindustani classical music with an inspired imagination and emotional intensity. Hailed a prodigy in Hindustani vocal music, he received his early training from his father and other eminent musicians and was a concert and radio artist by the age of twenty. Rajeev has also received guidance from Pandit Ravi Shankar and Shrimati Annapurna Devi.
Rajeev Taranath's distinctive musicianship demonstrates striking imaginative power, technical excellence and emotional range. Rajeev has toured extensively as a performer in India, Australia, Europe,Yemen and throughout the U.S. He has also composed music for several nationally and internationally honored Indian films. He is the recipient of the Indian Government's highest award in the arts, the Sangeet Natak Academy Award for 1999-2000, given in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of Hindustani Instrumental music. He received the prestigious national, 'Chowdiah Award' for excellence in the field of instrumental music In 1998, Sangeet Nritya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Karnataka Rajya Prashasti in 1996 from the Government of Karnataka in India. Rajeev was a Ford Foundation scholar (1989 to 1992) and researched on the Teaching Techniques of the Maihar-Allauddin Gharana during this period. He is currently a faculty member in the Indian Music department at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, California and divides his time between teaching and performing.
Abhiman Kaushal is an outstanding tabla artist, well known for his rich tone and clarity in performance. He belongs to the Farukkabad, Lucknow and Ajrara schools of tabla. Kaushal was initiated in this art at a young age by his father, Sri R. B. Kaushal, a disciple of the legendary Ustad Amir Hussain Khan. He also trained under Ustad Sheikh Dawood and Pandit B. Nandkumar in Hyderabad. Kaushal has performed at major international venues in England, Germany, Italy, Norway, Belgium, France, Israel, Japan, Mexico, United States, and India, with leading musicians such as Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Pt. Jasraj, Ustad Shujaat Hussain, and Smt. Lakshmi Shankar. He has numerous recordings including Ravi Shankar in Venice, Farewell My Friend (with Ravi Shankar), and Passages (with Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass). National Geographic has recorded his tabla for the soundtrack to their documentary "Man Eaters of North India." Kaushal has also recorded for various world music compilations.
Directions and Parking:
The Recital Hall
is located just behind the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium in
the campus of the
Gate 3 is located between Cleveland and Fairview and is nearest to the intersection of Randolph and Prior Avenues. The Recital Hall is located right behind the better known O'Shaughnessy auditorium. Parking is free after hours and on weekends.
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