an evening of Hindustani music & Bharatanatyam dance!
Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is an exponent of the Rampur Senia Gharana in the venerated lineage of, Pandit Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury and Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury. Primarily trained in the Veen-Kar style of Sitar which draws techniques and idioms of the Veena, Indrajit has been able to carve a niche for himself with his eclecticism and versatility. Indrajit strives for a fine balance of traditionalism coupled with innovation. Indrajit is based out of New York and maintains a rigorous tour schedule across the continents. As an international artist, Indrajit has performed in a range of distinguished venues, notably: Dover Lane Music Conference, Kolkata, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, The Lincoln Center, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Toronto National Convention Center, Berlin Indian Embassy, Concordia Arts Poznan, Poland, Chayanaut Auditorium, Dhaka and Ramakrishna Mission Cultural Centre, Kolkata.
Uchhal Banerjee is an exponent of the Farrukhabad gharana. He began learning from a young age from his father, Late Nilotpal Banerjee. Later he had the privilege of studying with the great maestro and educator, Pandit Gnan Prakash Ghosh. Following this he continued his study of tabla with Pandit Samar Saha and his current guru, Pandit Abhijit Banerjee. Uchhal has performed in prestigious venues such as Birla Sabhaghar (Kolkata), Vedanta Math (Kolkata), Vivekananda Society (Varanasi and Hyderabad) and has been awarded the top rank from the Government of West Bengal (Vivek Chatra Utsav) in 2012.
Kuhokee Kumari Das, disciple of Guru Gargi Chattopadhyay, has trained in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi since the age of six. After completing her Bharatanatyam arrangetram and Kuchipudi rangapravesham in 2011, Kuhokee has collaborated and worked with many talented artists across the globe, such as Kalyan Sen Barat and Padma Bhushan Manna Dey. She has performed in prestigious platforms such as the United Nations General Assembly, Lincoln Center, Ellis Island Medals of Honor, amongst other renowned venues. Apart from dance, Kuhokee is completing her Master’s degree in Biology at Queens College, where she also teaches as an Adjunct Lecturer for Anatomy & Physiology. She is also a published clinical researcher at New York Presbyterian-Queens, exploring better treatment options and helping to create a more compassionate approach to treating those who are terminally ill. In 2019, Kuhokee was awarded a New York City Council Citation for her contribution in Indian classical dance.
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