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PANDIT RONU MAJUMDAR and INDRANIL MALLICK from India Appearing Sun May 11th 2014 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $15

Pandit Ronu Majumdar, India’s Ace flautist, needs no introduction to music lovers all over the globe. By virtue of his phenomenal talent he and the Bansuri are literally synonymous. Ronu was nominated for a  Grammy Nominee for his work with the Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck on the album “Tabula Rasa”  in 1996. He has performed and composed for the Hollywood movie “Primary Colours” and collaborated with top artists like George Harrison, Ry Cooder, John Hassels, Lary Coryell and Indian maestros like Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Jasraj and Kishori Amonkar.

Pandit Ronu Majumdar's incredible range of achievements includes innumerable performances in the world’s most prestigious venues such as The Kremlin, Moscow; The Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels and so on. Besides this, is the fact that he has also been a major innovator with the medium of New-age Music. With several hit albums which he has appeared on as a composer, among which are A Traveller’s Tale, Koi Akela Kahan and the musical track for the Hollywood film ‘Primary Colours’, Ronuji has created an enviable niche for himself in the field of contemporary popular music which is exemplified by his Grammy Nomination in 1996.

The flute (Bansuri) is considered to be the most ancient and natural musical instrument. The idea of fashioning this instrument occurred while listening to the sweet notes generated by the blowing of wind through the holes carved on the bamboo sticks by pests & insects. For centuries together, the flute was the principal pastoral instrument. 

“Mr. Majumdar draws deep, melting tones from the bansuri in the meditative preludes to the ragas, as if dreaming the melodies, and when the tempo picks up and the drums join in, his phrases still hover with an otherworldly tenderness”.   – The New York Times

Indranil Mallick, a  tabla player of rare skill, has already established himself both as a soloist and accompanist.   Among his numerous awards and distinctions in tabla performance he stood first in the Yuva Utsav organized by the state Government of West Bengal. In 1997 he stood first in the prestigious Dover Lane Music Competition and earned "The Best Talent Of The Year" for 1996-97, trophy awarded by the H.M.V Music Corporation. Indranil holds a "Sangeet Visarad", Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music focused on tabla, from the University of Chandigarh, which he earned in 1999.He also earned " Sangeet Kala Ratna" in the year 2006.

Mallick maintains a heavy touring schedule throughout the world including appearances in Great Brittain, Germany, Switzerland , Ukraine , Estonia, Russia, Austria,  Holland and the United States

His festival performances include
  • Dover Lane Music Festival  in Kolkata, India
  •  Open Barouque Music Festival held in Estonia.
  • International Jazz And Blues Festival, Austria.
  • The Rhapsodic Festival, Germany.
  • 10th Banga Sangeet Sammelan, UK.
  • Musuca Sacra International in Germany.
  • Reitburg Musium , Switzerland
  • Kerala Music Festival, Music Festival in Patna, India
and others


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