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December 15th: The Brooklyn Court

  • Down County Social Club 864 South Undermountain Road Sheffield, MA, 01257 United States (map)
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The Brooklyn Court is a concert series which cultivates a deep, intimate, experience for artist and audience. Reminiscent of the cradle of Indian music, the Brooklyn Court is a rare offering designed to ignite your senses and your imagination.

About the Performers: 

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Jay Gandhi (bansuri): A multifaceted artist, Jay's music is at once reflective of his devotion to his Guru, the inimitable legend of the bansuri, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, as well as a diverse range of other musical influences. Jay’s initial training in Hindustani music was under Smt. Kum Kum Sanyal (vocal) and later in bansuri under Pt. Ronu Majumdar and Pt. Raghunath Seth. Inspired to gain deeper knowledge of both the gayaki ang (vocal style) as well as the tantrakari ang (stringed instrument style), Jay has also taken valuable guidance from Pt Vidyadhar Vyas (vocal) and Pt. Nayan Ghosh (sitar, tabla). In 2006, he was blessed to have been accepted as a disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, and has since had the honor of accompanying his Guru on stage for multiple concert tours.

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Abhik Mukherjee (Sitar) Abhik Mukherjee is a Kolkata-born sitar player of the Etawah-Imdadkhani gharana. He was initiated to sitar at the age of six by his father, Sri Tarit Mukherjee, and Sri Bimal Chatterjee, while simultaneously receiving vocal instruction from Sri Kaylan Bose. He has since taken talim from Pandit Arvind Parikh and Pandit Kashinath Mukherjee, themselves disciples of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan. He is a gold medalist in musicology from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, and has also received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, India.

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Camila Celin (gutar & sarod) began playing guitar at age nine. For several years, she has been doing intensive studies in the Indian sarod, in Kolkata with sarod player Sougata Roy Choudhury and in New York with sitar maestro Pandit Krishna Bhatt. In 2009 she was nominated for a Grammy for best world music album in collaboration with slide guitar maestro Debashish Bhattacharya. She has been an active performer in her native Colombia, the U.S. and India. Camila has composed music for several films, for theater as well as for commercials and lives between New York City and Kolkata, India.

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Ehren Hanson (tabla) is professional NYC based Tabla player, director of the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla, and the CEO and founder of Viewcy.com. He began learning tabla at age 15 under Misha Masud in New York City. In 2000, he became a disciple of Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. Ehren went on to teach rhythm as an assistant professor at Bard College in 2002, and in 2005 he received the Senior Performing Arts Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. He has accompanied great musicians including Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Pandit Subrata Roy Chaudhuri and Steve Gorn. Ehren is the director of the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla in Brooklyn, NY, and is an active performer and teacher.

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Michael Burdi (Oud) is a Brooklyn born Syrian/Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer. The founder of the Baharat Band, Michael has studied Arabic oud for several years with some of the best teachers in New York. He started the band Baharat in 2014. Michael accompanies belly dancing classes and showcases as well as performing in festivals, restaurants, museums, art galleries and more. He also plays with other projects in NYC and abroad.

EVENT DETAILS
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Doors: 7pm, concert starts at 8pm.
Saturday December 15th, 2018
Race Brook Lodge
864 South Undermountain road ( AKA Rt 41 ) Sheffield, MA
$10 donation for the artists
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For packages, including accommodations at Race Brook Lodge and dinner at The Stagecoach Tavern, check out the DCSC Special Package!

The Down County Social Club features a handpicked selection of extraordinary and rare entertainment presented in an intimate speakeasy-style environment. Our live performances include music, dance, performance art, poetry and multimedia works. We also occasionally offer films and academically themed events. Our programming is as eclectic as you can imagine!

For info/directions and dinner reservations at The Stagecoach Tavern, call 413-229-8585. Visit our Facebook Page!

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