Pt. Buddhadev Das Gupta and Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri Perform First Time Together in Washington DC

Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri Live Concert Washington DC

Washington, DC, Aug 7, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Padmabhushan Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, the two great maestros of Indian Classical Music, will perform together live in Concert in the greater Washington DC area after many years.

Hailed as one of India's leading Sarod players, Padmabhushan Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta hails from a distinguished lineage (Gharana) in Hindustani instrumental classical music. One of the senior-most students of the legendary Sarod maestro Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra, Pt. Dasgupta has devoted his entire life perfecting one of the most difficult instruments played in Indian classical music.

Pt. Dasgupta's extensive research work, eloquent lectures and lucid articles on various topics have been acclaimed by students, connoisseurs and lay listeners alike throughout the world. He was recently awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by the President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Patil. For more information see www.buddhadevdasgupta.com

Tabla wizard Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri is one of the world's leading tabla maestros, having accompanied great stalwarts like Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Nikhil Bannerjee and Pandit Jasraj. He belongs to the Lucknow Gharana of tabla, having studied under Pandit Santosh Krishna Biswas of Calcutta.

Pt. Chaudhuri is well known both as a soloist and accompanist and has performed extensively across the world. His music reaches beyond the scope of classical music to include performances and recordings with musicians such as L. Shankar, John Handy, and the African drum master Malenga. For more information see www.swapan.com

When: Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7:00pm
Where: USM Shady Grove Conference Center, 9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, Maryland
Tickets: $100, $80, $50, $40 and $25
Contact: Amit Adhya - axadhya [at] yahoo.com; Debu Nayak - debutablaguy [at] yahoo.com; Soumya Chakraverty - soumyach [at] yahoo.com

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