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Tribute to Pt. Ramesh Misra

Featuring Mitali Bhawmik (Vocal), with Tabla accompaniments: Tim Richards and Rajesh Bhandari

Saturday March 25, 2017 - 2:00 to 5:00 PM


Broward County Main Library Auditorium
100 South Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tickets: Students with current ID: $10, General admission : $25, VIP: $30 (first 3 rows).
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Mitali Bhawmik (Vocal)

Mitali Banerjee Bhawmik was featured vocalist in Mira Nair's movie "Namesake". She learnt Hindustani vocal music at a very early age from Sri Ajit Dutta. Later on she received further training from Shri Biren Phukan and the noted vocalist Srimati Meera Banerjee. She was under the tutelage of famous violin maestro Padmabhushan Pandit V. G. Jog.

Tim Richards (Tabla)

Tim became a disciple of the great tabla master Pt. Sharda Sahai of Banaras in 1972 and has been performing and teaching since 1976. His teaching experience includes Berklee School of Music (1976-80), New England Conservatory (1979-1981), Brown University Ethnomusicology Department (1976-1980), University of Miami School of Music Percussion Department (1981-1991). Tim still teaches students privately at his studio in Coral Gables, Florida.

Rajesh Bhandari (Tabla)

Rajesh started studying tabla at the age of nine at the East Indian Music Academy in New York from Pandit Ravideen Ramsamooj. He studied tabla, harmonium, and Indian vocal for four years. He has had the privilege of accompanying many artists of several styles of Indian music including devotional, folk , semi- classical and classical. For many years he has extended his music to many other genres and collaborations with other artists including Hip-Hop, Jazz, Fusion, Latin and African.


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