Carnegie Hall presents in partnership with Robert Browning Associates
Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:30 PM
KAUSHIKI CHAKRABORTHY'S SAKHI
Women in Indian Music
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue between 57th and 56th Street, NYC
Kaushiki Chakraborty, daughter and disciple of Ajoy Chakraborty, has shot to the forefront of India’s classical vocalists with her exquisite voice and formidable embrace of the tradition. Her group, Sakhi, brings together five young Indian artists representing various instrumental traditions, as well as dance. Together they explore the ancient role that women played in Indian music before it became almost exclusively male. The program is dedicated to the female aspect in Indian culture, deriving from mythology and religion. Kaushiki Chakraborty (vocals) is joined by Nandini Shankar (violin), Debopriya Chatterjee (bansuri flute), Savani Talkwalkar (tabla drums), Mahima Upadhyay (pakhawaj – barrel drum) and Bhakti Deshpande (kathak dance).