Film, Video Soumya Chakraverty & Devapriya Nayak: Traditional Hindustani Music from Virginia

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Title
Soumya Chakraverty & Devapriya Nayak: Traditional Hindustani Music from Virginia
Summary
This Homegrown concert with Soumya Chakraverty and Devapriya Nayak featured the usage of traditional Hindu string and percussion instruments. The sarod is a fretless stringed instrument with a skin head like a banjo and an extended air chamber under the fingerboard. These features give the Sarod a unique and clearly identifiable depth of sound. The sarod is believed to have its origins in the Afghan Rabab, a smaller stringed, lute-style instrument played while marching or riding into battle. The tabla is the best known classical Indian percussion instrument, consisting of a pair of hand drums capable of a wide variety of sounds.
Event Date
May 06, 2016
Notes
-  Devapriya Nayak (Debu) was born in West Bengal, India, and began learning tabla at the age of three from his grandfather, Chaudhury Kausalya Nandan, an accomplished tabla player of the Punjab Gharana. Later, Debu became a disciple of Pt. Radhakanta Nandi of the Benares Gharana. In 1981, Debu continued his tabla training in the US from Maestros Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Anindo Chatergee and Pt. Samir Chaterjee. His performance at the Kennedy Center with Gaurav Majumdar earned him wide accolades in Washington music circles. Debu is the Director of the DC Chapter of Chhandayan, a tabla school dedicated to the promotion of tabla and Indian classical music.
-  Soumya Chakraverty took up playing the sarod when he was 11 under the tutelage of Pt. Samarendranath Sikdar, a senior disciple of the late Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra of the Shahjahanpur Gharana. Chakraverty played frequently on All India Radio Calcutta between 1990 and 1995. While pursuing his education in Australia, he began to collaborate with other forms of world music, and performed live with a flamenco dancer in a production that combined the Gypsy roots of the dance with Latin American percussion, Middle Eastern vocals, and Indian classical instrumental music. He has been performing throughout the US and neighboring countries. His focus remains on traditional Hindustani instrumental music, and he continues to work with other music genres such classical carnatic (south Indian), compositions of Rabindranath and Nazrul, flamenco, jazz, and Latin American percussion.
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Running Time
1 hours 6 minutes 29 seconds
Language
english
Online Format
video
Description
This Homegrown concert with Soumya Chakraverty and Devapriya Nayak featured the usage of traditional Hindu string and percussion instruments. The sarod is a fretless stringed instrument with a skin head like a banjo and an extended air chamber under the fingerboard. These features give the Sarod a unique and clearly identifiable depth of sound. The sarod is believed to have its origins in the Afghan Rabab, a smaller stringed, lute-style instrument played while marching or riding into battle. The tabla is the best known classical Indian percussion instrument, consisting of a pair of hand drums capable of a wide variety of sounds.
Original Format
film, video

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