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HarmoNYom in collaboration with Robert Browning Associates presents
Women's Voices Festival
A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music
October 4 – October 24, 2014
Women’s Voices, taking place in October at the intimate St. Peter’s Church, is an innovative new series that celebrates the current role of women in classical Indian music – an illuminating art that has been male-dominated for centuries. The series features soulful Rupinder (Roopa) Panesar (Oct 4), rising young sitar star in the UK's Indian music scene who will be making her New York debut; Hindustani vocal master Meeta Pandit (Oct 10), who has the distinction of being the first female musician in her famous musical family; versatile sitarist Anupama Bhagwat (Oct 17), one of the worldwide leading female instrumentalists in the gayaki (vocal) style; and the brilliant teenage vocalist Anandi Bhattacharya (Oct 24), daughter of slide guitar maestro Debashish Bhattacharya, who will be making her New York debut. The music ranges from dhrupad –the deeply meditative and contemplative style that is the oldest form of music from North India and is not often played today - to famous gharanas (traditions) in Hindustani (North Indian) vocal and sitar music.
Each concert is preceded by a talk with Indian music specialists curated by author Kavita Das about the evolution of female artists in Indian music.
This series also marks the first collaboration between HarmonNYom, a leading organization that supports and promotes classical Indian music in the metropolitan area, and Robert Browning Associates, the new organization led by Mr. Browning who has been involved in presenting more than 2000 artists in New York since 1976, including over 200 Indian musicians and dancers.
+ 7:00 PM pre-concert talks
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave (at 54th St.), NYC - www.saintpeters.org
(Doors open at 6:30pm - Snacks will be served)
(Cash at door § Discounts online ONLY)
$40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students W/ID & Seniors
HarmoNYom, founded by Veronique Lerebours in 2008, is a leading organization filling a crucial role in supporting and promoting Indian classical music in New York. In efforts to build alliances with global communities and create more opportunities for artists, HarmoNYom seeks to serve as a “Voice” and platform for the world-renowned South Asian classical maestros, as well as the emerging and rising talents - a platform where musicians can bring forth enhanced exposure, awareness and appreciation of the rich Indian classical music legacy....
Targeting music lovers of all ages, races and backgrounds!
Robert Browning Associates continues the programming initiated by the founders of the music programming at the Alternative Center for International Arts (Alternative Museum) from 1976 to 1985 and the World Music Institute from 1985 to 2011. In addition to a concert series at Roulette, current activities include curating World Views, a series presented at Zankel Hall by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Robert Browning Associates. www.robertbrowningassociates.com
The Community Sponsors
This series is made possible in part with public support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts (www.NYSCA.org) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
HarmoNYom is an all-volunteer, emerging non-profit organization, a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (www.NYFA.org)
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