Category Archives: India & Pakistan: music, culture, social issues

A Profound Silence Descends: Pandit Ravi Shankar Dead at 92.

By Dawoud Kringle

On December 11th, 2012 (the day before the arcane and mystically suggestive date of 12/12/12), the world lost a musical giant: Ravi Shankar.

Photo courtesy of m3com

He was one of those unique people who single handedly changed musical history. Yet this was not confined within his culture and musical tradition: he changed it for the whole world.

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World Music Institute features: dazzling Zakir Hussain on tabla and virtuoso sitarist Niladri Kumar!!!

Date: Friday, October 29, 2010
Venue: Town Hall
Text and photos by: Veronique Lerebours (HarmoNYom)

“DazzlingZakir Hussain on tabla and virtuoso Niladri Kumar on sitar delivered to the New Yorkers an incredible and astonishing performance. That was nothing short of majestic to mesmerize the bursting audience! The charisma of both artists, the geniality and creativity of their agile fingers flirting with their respective instruments and the brilliant combination of two gifted maestros where all there!

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HarmoNYom presents: Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Subhen Chatterjee from India!

Date: October 2, 2010
Venue: St. John’s Lutheran Church (NY)

Text by Dawoud Kringle

The Music Room concert series presented by HarmoNYom got off to a very good start on the cool autumn evening of October 2nd, 2010 with the presentation of slide guitar virtuoso  Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and tabla master Pt. Subhen Chatterjee.

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