World Ace flautist Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia to feature in ‘Inner Voice#9’

Mumbai, December 21, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): “Music is my religion” says world famous flautist Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in a brand new video titled ‘Inner Voice #9’ by Art And Artistes. Art And Artistes recently launched a new series on their YouTube channel named ‘Inner Voice’ and the ninth video in this series features the internationally acclaimed flautist from India, Padma Vibhusha Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. The video showcases Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia sharing his musical journey and the inspiration behind his work with the viewers.  

Watch Pandit Hariprashad Chaurashia playing flute

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia is the greatest living master of the North Indian Bamboo Flute, acclaimed both at home and abroad. This eminent artiste par excellence is known for his outstanding contribution in popularizing Indian Classical Music all over the world. In this candid video, the legendary artiste tells us about his journey into the world of music. “I was 7 or 8 years old when I wanted to start singing. But due to a bad voice quality, my neighbour Pt. Rajaram told me to start playing a musical instrument that was close to my vocal chords. I chose the flute and that’s how I started playing it,” he says with a sparkle in his eyes.  When asked about his love for music, he further adds “I wanted to break the tradition. I wanted to learn music, not the instrument”.
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is very passionate about what he does. On being asked about how he felt when he was told he cannot sing the legend quickly replies “I sing through my flute”. Pt. Chaurasia has a strong desire to spread his love for Indian classical music. “God willing, there should be a university where kids can come and surrender themselves and learn Indian classical music,” says Panditji with a glimpse of hope on his face.
Art And Artistes is in a constant endeavour to take Indian Music to gen-x and help them understand the foundation, influences and deeper thoughts that define artistes. ‘Inner Voice’ is the first approach of its kind in this direction. The videos in this series are crisp, short and contemporary, while still maintaining a strong sense of authenticity about their content.
Art And Artistes, founded by Durga Jasraj and managed along with Neeraj Jaitly since 2009, is a one stop spot for all genres of Indian music. Art And Artistes has created and produced Musical properties like Tiranga, Panchtatva, Idea Jalsa, among others, featuring more than 10,000 Musicians across more than 100 genres of Indian Music.