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Sounds of a Hundred Colors - Solo Sarangi and Music for the Soul

Featuring Pt. Ramesh Misra (Sarangi), 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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Pt. Ramesh Misra (Sarangi)

Pt. Ramesh Misra is one of India's most popular maestros of the Sarangi (literally "of a hundred colors") an ancient bowed lute that evokes the sounds of the human voice and is one of the most difficult of Indian instruments to master. He is the son and disciple of the Sarangi virtuoso Pandit Ramnath Misra and has studied with Pandit Ravi Shankar. A highly respected soloist, Pt. Ramesh Misra is also a sought after accompanist to many of India's most esteemed vocalists.

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.

Funding for this event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.


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Thanks to Broward County Cultural Division for assigning Mr. David Schwartz to write Inspiring story on Association of Performing Arts of India



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