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Apprenticeship Showcase of North Indian Classical Music

July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Join us on Suday July 21st for a free concert of North Indian Classical Music 

In 2024 Veena Chandra and Devesh Chrandra were awarded Apprenticeship grants from The New York  State Council on the Arts. This performance will feature Veena’s apprentices Vibhava Ranade and Anshu Chandra on the Sitar and Devesh’s apprentice on the tabla, Rishabh Kumar. 

 Veena Chandra is an internationally renowned sitarist, composer, teacher and choreographer. She is the founder and director of the Dance and Music School of India in Latham, NY (celebrating 34 years) where she teaches Indian classical music. She has been a faculty member at Skidmore College since 1990, teaching sitar in the Music Department. Since, 2014 she is also the Artist Associate in Sitar at Williams College (MA). Born in Dehra Doon, the Valley of the Himalaya Mountain Range on November 30th, 1944, Veena was inspired to play music by her father.  

Devesh Chandra has been learning the Tabla since the age of 3. He has learned Northern Indian Classical Music by accompanying his mother, Veena Chandra. Devesh, the youngest of six children, grew up immersed in Indian music. His first spoken words were the syllables of tabla -Dha Dha Tita. Immersed in music at a young age, Devesh is fortunate to have grown up surrounded by iconic figures of Indian Music. A film maker as well as a musician, Devesh is on the music faculty of Williams College. You can read more about Veena and Devesh’s work in Schenectady here. 

 

Details

Date:
July 21
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Venue

The Linda WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio
339 Central Ave
Albany, 12206
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