Aarohi, the organization that brought you Khayaal, presents “The Night of the Sarod”—a magical music night that takes you on an unique journey encompassing the pure and serene beauty of Indian Classical Music to soul-stirring eclectic World Music. Both the performances of the night have in common the Sarod, a traditional yet highly versatile Indian Classical Acoustic Instrument that traces its roots to the Afghan Rabab. Sarod comes from the Persian word “Sarud” meaning melody and on this night we will witness the inherent beauty and versatility of this wonderful musical instrument.
The opening performance of the night is by “Gypsy at Heart”, a world music group based in Atlanta and Athens that weaves a fusion of eclectic musical genres from Classical Indian Ragas and Middle Eastern scales, to Latin, Celtic, European Classical, and American Folk and Jazz. They are known for their original compositions; blending improvisations that are spatial and beautiful; flowing into movements breathtaking in intricacy and speed that take audiences on a musical experience. “Gypsy At Heart” comprises of Joseph Leone on guitar and vocals, Souryadeep Bhattacharyya on the Sarod, Rohit Bhat on Tabla and Jeremiah Rag on Oud.
Aarohi is proud to host in Atlanta on the Georgia Institute of Technology Campus, as our main attraction for the night, the internationally renowned sarod artist and a two-time GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) nominee, Abhisek Lahiri. One of the youngest President’s Award Winning "A" grade sarod artist of All India Radio, Abhisek Lahiri’s unique style of playing the sarod is a perfect blend of all the three major schools (gharanas) of Sarod: Shahajahanpur, Maihar and Senia-Bangash (Gwalior); a difficult art he has perfected through decades of learning from his guru, the legendary sarod maestro Pt. Alok Lahiri. Along with his father, he was the first Indian to perform at the European Parliament in France apart from other significant performances at the Cannes World Music Festival and Canada Culture Days. Abhisek has toured and performed extensively across Europe, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Sri Lanka, Japan and Bangladesh apart from India in prestigious concerts. He will be accompanied on tabla by the world-renowned tabla maestro Subrata Bhattacharya. A disciple of the late doyen of Tabla Pt. Shankar Ghosh, Subrata Bhattacharya, apart from being an accomplished solo artist, has accompanied many legends of Indian Classical Music with distinction including Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Dr.N.Rajam, Pt. Buddhaditya Mukherjee and Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain.
This special concert organized by Aarohi thus comprises of two sarodiyas, Abhisek Lahiri and Souryadeep Bhattacharyya, incidentally under the tutelage of the same guru Pt.Alok Lahiri and presents to everyone a sumptuous musical platter varying from serene Indian Classical Music to eclectic World Music. The concert will take place at the Georgia Tech Student Center Theatre on Thursday evening, April 14th. Doors will open at 6:45 PM and the performance will begin at 7 PM sharp.
Admission is $8 for Georgia Tech Students and $20 for general admission.
We are proud to announce Asha for Education GT and GT Vibha as our marketing and philanthropy partners for this event.