This will be the second program in the Passport to Worlds of Music 2017 series. In this special music and lecture concert, guest artists Srimati Sudakshnia Alagia and Sri Rahul Soparkar will introduce you to the sounds, aesthetics, and cultural significance of North Indian classical vocal music.
Hindustani Vocal by Sudakshina Alagia
An award-winning vocalist and leading disciple of the legendary Lakshmi Shankar, Shrimati Sudakshina Alagia’s performances have spanned the globe, from the United States to India, Europe, and Canada. She is known not only as a traditional classical vocalist but also as an artist who can effortlessly blend traditional music with experimental jazz, fusion, and modern pop.
Having studied vocal music from the age of five, Sudakshina has meticulously created and honed a unique singing style that combines several traditions of North India. In particular, she blends the tonal perfection and melodious nature of the Patiala gharana, or tradition, with the rustic and emotional singing of the Banaras gharana. She is equally versed in singing pure classical as well as lighter genres such as thumri and ghazal, rich in romantic essence, and bhajan, evoking spirituality and devotion.
Based in Southern California, Sudakshina is the founder and music director of the Academy of Indian Music (AIM), through which she sponsors concerts and passes the torch of Hindustani classical music to future generations. Read more about Sudakshina here.
Sudakshina will be accompanied by tabla (percussion) artist Rahul Soparkar, a student of a number of contemporary masters of the instrument, including the great Zakir Hussain. He has accompanied a number of well-known Hindustani classical musicians, such as Atul Athalye, Ramarao Varigonda, and Nishad Gadgil. In addition, he has performed for film music and in semi-classical productions.
We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Because of the intimate and informal nature of the space, seating is limited to 35 guests. A small number of tickets will be sold at the door.
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$19 of each single ticket supports world music programs for school children across San Diego County.