Indian Classical Music | Guided Listening with Abhik Mukherjee
Taught by Abhik Mukherjee
Abhik Mukherjee is an Indian classical sitar artist of the Etawah gharana known for his passion, charisma and spontaneity as a performer and improviser. He received his musical training from Pandit Arvind Parikh and Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee, themselves the disciples of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan. Abhik began his sitar training at the age of six in Kolkata, India. He has performed and given workshops in India, the United States, Singapore, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Suriname, and Argentina.
Brooklyn Raga Massive, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is a globally recognized musician's collective rooted-in and inspired-by Indian Classical music. Grounded by tradition and guided by the spirit of improvisation, BRM has cultivated a diverse community of artists through its weekly concert and jam sessions. Both a critical and audience favorite, Brooklyn Raga Massive have been praised by the Wall Street Journal for “Expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean.” The New York Times for “Preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit,” and have been crowned the “Leaders of the Raga Renaissance” by The New Yorker.
Fine tune your ear through a guided listening journey that will help unlock the subtle beauties and intricacies of Indian Classical Music. This deep listening experience, led by sitarist Abhik Mukherjee, will explore vocal and instrumental raga music from early 20th century to contemporary recordings by legendary artists, shedding light on stylistic approaches of various musical lineages (Gharanas), compositional forms, rhythmic structures and improvisation. Abhik will explore how the music has historically evolved socially and economically through the times.
Presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive Education, the class open to all music lovers and musicians of all ages.