District of Raga Featuring Samarth Nagarkar

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Bossa Bistro & Lounge, 2463 18th Street NW , Washington, DC

District of Raga Presents: Samarth Nagarkar (Hindustani vocalist)

Details: 7:30 - 8:30 PM Workshop with Samarth Nagarkar (upstairs) Guided listening session with Samarth: Open to all, no prior music experience required. We will listen to selection of recorded music as Samarth will pause at key moments to discuss little nuances to further break down the music. The goal is to deepen our understanding as listeners and enhance our future experiences.

9:00 PM Concert Samarth Nagarkar: vocal Anjna Swaminathan: violin Avi Shah: tabla

10:15 PM Raga Jam Session

Workshop + Concert: $15 (discounted from $20) Concert Only: $10 Workshop Only: $10 *Cash only accepted at the door

Event Link: https://tinyurl.com/y9763nof

Samarth Nagarkar is a Hindustani classical vocalist, known for his captivating performances and a traditionally rich music. Samarth features in several prominent music festivals and venues around the world. He is Guru and Director of Academic Affairs at Chhandayan Center of Indian Music in New York and frequently presents lectures and master-classes at schools/universities like NYU and MSM. He has two albums titled ‘Pravah’ and ‘Pranali’ and a book, ‘Raga Sangeet’ to his credit. Trained under two of India’s most respected gurus and performers, Ulhas Kashalkar and Dinkar Kaikini, he is a former scholar of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. Samarth was awarded a Fellowship by the Department of Culture, Government of India and was one of the youngest musicians to be adjudged winner of the prestigious All India Radio National Competitions at 19 years. Pursuing a full-fledged career as a performer, composer, teacher and author, Samarth is described by critics as one of today’s most prolific performers and a torchbearer to the traditions he represents. More info at: www.samarthnagarkar.com

Hosted, organized, and curated by Nistha Raj and Avi Shah, District of Raga is a monthly event for Indian Classical music with featured artists followed by a jam session. All are welcome to participate. We are focused on encouraging spontaneous collaboration between smaller groups of musicians. Pairs, trios, quartets: join up with other musicians that are present or that you've met at past events and sign up for a slot to play. We only ask that your performance is rooted in or inspired by the tradition of Indian Classical Music. More info: https://www.facebook.com/districtofraga/