Flute players from India

Rakesh Chauraia & Shashank Subramanyam - Musical dialog between northern & southern Indian traditions
Fri 21 Apr 20:00
Fri 21 Apr '23
  • Fri 21 Apr '23
    Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag

With Rakash Chaurasia and Shashank Subramanyam you can see two stars from Indian classical music on the same evening in the Nieuwe Kerk. Expect challenging improvisations and a flashy flute duel that bring unexpected musical experiences to life.

Their music is authentic Indian. They are assisted in this by the innovative tabla player Satyajit Talwalkar, who has just as open and innovative an attitude towards the classical tradition as the two flutists. With Patri Satish Kumar on the Mridangam and RN Prakash on the Ghatam, the fusion of the North and South Indian musical tradition is completed.Chaurasia and Subramanyam are typical exponents of the evolution of Indian classical music culture since the 1960s. Both bansuri players (traditional bamboo flute) have been trained from an early age in the ancient traditions and still improvise in the classical style, but also made music for Bollywood productions and worked with western jazz musicians such as American guitarist John McLaughlin.

Shashank Subramanyam en Pravin Godkhindi zijn typerende exponenten van de evolutie die de Indiase klassieke muziekcultuur sinds de jaren zestig van de vorige eeuw heeft doorgemaakt. Beide bansurispelers zijn van jongs af aan getraind in de oude tradities en improviseren nog steeds in de klassieke stijl, maar maakten ook muziek voor Bollywoodproducties en werkten met westerse jazzmuzikanten zoals de Amerikaanse gitarist John McLaughlin.


Rakesh Chaurasia, bansuri
Shashank Subramanyam, bansuri 
Satyajit Talwalkar, tabla
Patri Satish Kumar, mridangam &; khanjira
RN Prakash, ghatam & konnakol