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Concert with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia

When: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 2:00 pm
Where: MIT Campus • opposite 77 Massachusetts Ave. • Kresge Auditorium • Cambridge

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the internationally renowned exponent of the bansuri or bamboo flute, has become one of India’s most-respected classical musicians. He has been widely recognized with various awards in his lifetime such as Konark Samman (1992), Padma Bhushan(1992), the Padma Bhushan(1992), Rajiv Gandhi Ekta Award (1998), Padma Vibhushan (2000), “Orders des Arts et Lettres” (Knight Of The Order Of Arts & Letters - 2009), Nada Vidya Bharati(2010) and 3 honorary doctorates from various universities.

He has collaborated with several western musicians, including John McLaughlin and Jan Gabarek, and has also composed music for a number of Indian films. He has performed throughout the world winning acclaim from varied audiences such as the Nobel Peace Price ceremony in Oslo and his music, along with Ravi Shankarji's was played in outer space by Kalpana Chawla.

Panditji heads the World Music Department at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory. He is one of the busiest and most sought-after contemporary musicians in the world today. He is also a dedicated teacher with several devoted art music students world-wide, many of whom are beginning to make their mark on the concert stage.

The proceeds would go to for a great cause - sustainable developmental projects in India.

Hope to see you at the event.

Association for India's Development



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