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Sounds of India with Indrajit Banerjee (sitar) and Gouri Shankar (Tabla)

Doors 7:30pm

$15 door / $12 advance (on-line)
Refreshments tea + Samosa served during break . Samosa in1 $ pre order

Bring your own beverage

Program
1st Half: Sitar solo with Tabla
2nd Half : Collaboration with masters musicians
Flamenco Guitar Jose Manuel Tejeda
English Flute Sara Jane Hargis
Hang Drum Andrea Dinieri

New York Times Sep 13th, 2015
'The audience — self-selected for open-mindedness, ready for anything — responded to most of the festival’s music with hungry enthusiasm. After a virtuoso performance of Hindustani ragas by Indrajit Banerjee on sitar and Gourisankar on tablas, the intensity of the response almost seemed to take the artists aback.'

Austin Chronicle
'Without a word, Banerjee began tickling the strings of his sitar. Up rose an enchanted drone as he danced his digits the full length of the fret board. Picking up pace on the 13th century instrument, his slippery riffage, complete with the occasional drastic downward note bend, began to resemble the technical prowess of a prog-metal guitarist – except every note was in the service of beauty.

It was Gourisankar who drew the first applause. The tabla maestro, who teaches at UT, took a solo on his hand drums that was so otherworldly fast it appeared as though the bones had escaped his hands. He soaked in the acclaim with a modest head wobble and smile.

The two internationally renowned musicians, who Austinites have seen perform together in world music ensemble Atash, rang in Levitation’s second day with such allure that the spectator count grew from dozens to hundreds throughout their 45-minute performance. Their experimentally-skewed take on traditional Indian music afforded them room to show off their prodigious chops frequently.'
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By: Esquina Tango Austin

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