Donnerstag, 22. Juni 2017


The very first Berlin Raga Tribe event fell on 24 April 2016 in Alt-Treptow and featured a plethora of Hindustani musicians. First instrumentalist Matyas Wolter performed an alap in Yaman on surbahar, followed by a composition in rhythmic cycle sultal in Bhupali., accompanied by Kolkata-based tabla player Sanjib Pal (who would accompany all musicians except for one, see below). Next, singer Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik performed Shyam Kalyan in khyal, the predominant genre of Hindustani classical music, followed by a light classical thumri in Mishra Kafi. Mrs. Bhawmik was followed by sitar player Subroto Roy Chowdhury (1943–2017), who played Bageshree and Manj Khamaj. It was now time for a performance of Jog and a bhajan by violinist Madhuri Chattopadhyay, a student of violinist V. G. Jog, accompanied by Berlin-based tabla player Yatziv Caspi. The final performance of the night, already closing in on the late night hours, was given by American sarod player David Trasoff, who played Chandranandan, a compound raga by Ali Akbar Khan, and Gorakh Kalyan, accompanied by Sanjib Pal.

Below a gallery of photos to give an impression of the venue:

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