Kaivalya Kumar Gurav with Subhen Chatterjee

May 2, 2020

May 2, 2020

8:30 pm To 8:30 pm

​Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street


Event Description

Kaivalya Kumar Gurav, a leading vocalist of India making a rare NY appearance, hails from Dharwad, the region admired as a mecca for North Indian classical vocal music where such luminaries as Bhimsen Joshi and Mallikarjun Mansoor lived.  With his rich multigenerational lineage, he is a major exponent of the Kirana gharana (tradition): his grandfather, Ganapatrao Gurav, was a top disciple of Abdul Karim Khan, the founder of this gharana, and his father, Sangameshwar Gurav, groomed him into an outstanding vocalist. Kaivalya Kumar is the youngest Hindustani classical vocalist to be given a top grade by All India Radio and Doordarshan, a national television network, at the age of 35. He is joined on tabla (drums) by Subhen Chatterjee, a disciple of Swapan Chaudhuri, who has performed with many of India’s major artists, including Bhimsen Joshi, Girija Devi, V. G. Jog and Pandit Jasraj. Accompaniment on harmonium by Sanatan Goswami.

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