Indian music like the sitar or chants are familiar to us and they draw from a comprehensive classical tradition, often known as Raga Music.
Join us for an evening with a Guru of North Indian classical music – Pandit Sanjoy Bannerjee – to discuss the connections between yoga, pranayama and this music that has never been written down and is always improvised. We will screen the film Raga Revelry which explores the spiritual basis of this music and the reverence and revelry that are the heart of Indian culture.
Hear Pandis Sanjoy Bannerjee’s students – Namami from India and Andrew from the New York area – talk about how teachings are imbibed from the guru and the love and emotional bonding that is crucial for the Guru-Shishya (student) relationship.
“Our music is supposed to travel deeper and touch the soul, where the listener forgets himself, overcomes his own personality and sometimes feels his physical senses cease to function”.
Bring your questions and your experiences for a soulful evening with Pandit Sanjoy Bannerjee from India, a senior exponent of the Kirana gharan and his students and vocal artists Namami Karmakar and Andrew Shantz as well as Shreedevi Thacker, the Producer / Co-Director of the film.
Date: Thursday, April 11th | 6:30 –8:30 pm
DVD’s available for purchase