Raka Mukherjee Australia Tour


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  • Location: Yoga in Daily Life Centre, Maroochydore, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

SUNSHINE COAST
Evening Concert 6-8.30pm
7 May 2006 Sunday
 
Accompanied by:
Vijay Visvanathan (Carnatic Vocal)
Shen Flindell (Tabla)
Tanpura Player
 
Where: Yoga in Daily Life Centre
Address: 6/80 Sixth Ave, Maroochydore
 
$20/$15 concession (includes vegetarian dinner)
Dinner is served early. Concert starts at 6.30pm
 
Bookings required for catering purposes
Fundraising event
 
A Garland of Ragas
 
This is an important Major North Indian Hindustani Concert by one of India's finest exponents in the tradition. Rakaji will sing classical and semi- classical forms e.g. Kheyal, Thumri, Dadra and Bhajan.
 
Indian classical music being improvisation based has always stressed on individual artist. But the interplay between artists is also very interesting, given that one would not know what to expect.
 
It is most exciting therefore to hear Rakaji in the second half of the concert perform a Ragamalika Jugalbandi (duet) with Vijaya Visvanathan . Both musicians will provide an integrated presentation of their two systems of music (Hindustani and Carnatic) highlighting the innate nuances of corresponding melodies and ragas.
 
This concert is a must for your diary ! It is a major event ! Tickets are selling fast. Dont miss out.
 
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In order to promote Indian Classical music in Brisbane and Australia, Rakaji is performing in a number of smaller community halls and venues in order to be conveniently close and affordable to the community and public at large.
 
Rakaji will perform at a world class level - North Indian Classical Music. She is also very interactive with her audiences and will spend time explaining the system of North indian Music to Western Audiences so that they may especially appreciate the music.


Raka Mukherjee's Career
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Raka Mukherjee - is one of India's foremost Classical musician's having undergone rigorous years of training by highly esteemed masters of music.
 
She has succesfully toured Europe with much critical acclaim.
Now at long last, she is touring Australia in May, before embarking upon her USA tour schedule.
Read more about her tour details at www.rakaji-on-tour.com
Rakaji has a melodious voice, of wide range and power. Clear vision of ragas,and ability to portray them vividly in all their many splendoured details. Farflung flights of musical imagination, lending a special dimension to elaborations and improvisations. A wealth of widely varying expressions, packed with emotion and sentiment but moving always within the boundaries of the discipline and restraint demanded by our Indian Classical music. A sparkling combination of all the above traits is Raka Mukherjee who has carved out a niche for herself in the musical world, at home and abroad.
 
She has a melodious voice, of wide range and power. Clear vision of ragas,and ability to portray them vividly in all their many splendoured details. Farflung flights of musical imagination, lending a special dimension to elaborations and improvisations. A wealth of widely varying expressions, packed with emotion and sentiment but moving always within the boundaries of the discipline and restraint demanded by our Indian Classical music. A sparkling combination of all the above traits is Raka Mukherjee who has carved out a niche for herself in the musical world, at home and abroad.
 
Rakaji is equally adept in all classical and semi- classical forms,e.g. Kheyal, Thumri, Dadra and Bhajan. She especially enjoys creating a devotional spiritual mood in her song. Mastering melody with magical effect she creates a sense of yearning and longing that personally touches the hearts of her western and indian audiences alike.
 
Flagged off on her trek through music by Sri Sachin Roy when she was only six, she finally had extensive training from Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh. For one decade, thereafter she had been under the training and guidance of Pandit Kala Chand Lahiri tor a long fifteen years and now she is under the tutelage of renowned musicologist Pandit Kumar Prasad Mukherjee.
 
An "A" grade artiste of All India Radio and Television, Raka is being featured regularly on radio and television networks and has appeared on the National Program of All India Radio. Her concerts at European countries had been widely acclaimed by the music connoisseur. Raka is equally adept in all classical and semi- classical forms,e.g. Kheyal, Thumri, Dadra and Bhajan
 
It is small wonder that such a musician would be hailed by connoisseurs and critics' alike. This is amply reflected in a few excerpts from the many rave reviews she has received.

 

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