Arnab Chakrabarty – Sarod Recital
Co-presented by Small World Music Society.
Arnab Chakrabarty is one of the world’s leading performers of the sarod, a fretless guitar-like instrument that is as beautifully resonant as it is difficult to play. Arnab's music carries a distinct stamp of authenticity that is loyal to the instrument's traditional melodic-percussive idiom while seeking to expand its capabilities.
He represents an amalgamation of the two oldest schools of the sarod, namely the Shahjahanpur and Lucknow gharanas. His teachers include such luminaries of sarod music as Dr Kalyan Mukherjea, Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, and Ustad Irfan Muhammad Khan, as well as the late master vocalist Pandit Yeshwantbua Joshi.
Arnab has performed several concerts and festivals of note: Saptak Festival (Ahmedabad, India), Trafó Theatre (Budapest, Hungary), Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark), Silk Road Festival (Damascus), NCPA (Mumbai, India), and Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) to name a few. Arnab is also a featured soloist on the soundtrack of Oscar-winning documentary, "Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Children."
Zaheer-Abbas Janmohamed will accompany Arnab on the tabla. A pupil of Allarakha's disciple Prafulla Athalye, he belongs to the Punjab tradition made famous by the great Ustad Allarakha.
"Arnab Chakrabarty brings out smooth and languorous notes on the sarod in a succinct and calm style." – The Hindu, 2018
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