UpakarIndian-American Scholarship Foundation

10/14/2006 - Celestial Symphony with Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia

Recent Event – October 14, 2006

Celestial Symphony Tour

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Upakar Foundation was proud to present Celestial Symphony, a harmonious blend of international music, led by Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, on Saturday, October 14th at 7pm, at George Washington University Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. Washington DC

Featuring the world-renowned flute maestro, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia as the lead artist, Celestial Symphony features a synergy of rhythms with jazz and Indian music and kathak dance. Accompanying Pandit Chaurasia were George Brooks, Kai Eckhardt, Vijay Ghate, Steve Smith, Fareed Haque, Kaveri Agashe and Shyamala Rajender. Instruments ranged from the flute, tabla and tanpura to the saxophone, guitar and drums.

Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and George Brooks composed the musical pieces. The various artists play their own signature styles and delightfully blended the different genres. The group of musicians - both East and West, presented a lively jazz/rock/classical combination, with appeal to all audiences. The combination of jazz music with kathak dance, a traditional Indian dance form, was riveting.