Eric Fraser - Bansuri
TBD - Tabla
Snehesh Nag - Sitar
TBD - Tabla
This event will be streamed live:
The Baithak concert series is dedicated to the fond memories of Mr. Chandrakant Rao.
Eric Fraser is an exponent of a unique vocal style of North-Indian flute playing and has been learning intensively through annual trips to Kolkata, India from his guru Pandit Gopal Roy since 2003. Eric's playing rings with authenticity and pure tone, imbibing the soul of Indian classical music.
Eric is a Fulbright senior research scholar for Indian music and has performed with renowned maestros of Indian music including Pandit Krishna Bhatt, Pandit Ramesh Mishra, Steve Gorn and Bollywood composer A.R Rahman at Carnegie Hall, including radio performances (NPR morning edition and WKCR New York). He has a diverse background playing for Indian classical dance, as well as in projects ranging from Jazz, World, India and more. A founding member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, Eric's involvement in the musical community is far reaching. Aside from playing Indian classical flute, Eric is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music therapist (MA, MT-BC).
Son of the legendary Sitar player Sugato Nag of Kolkata, Snehesh is a promising young sitar player who has toured throughout the world both with his father and now on his own. His father was a leading disciple of the legendary Padmabhusan recipient, Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta. Snehesh started his musical journey learning tabla with Shri Tanmoy Bose, and then started learning sitar from his father. Nowadays. he studies with Pandit Dasgupta himself.