Come hear the sound of a hundred colors in this sarangi concert by Sri Harsh Narayan, grandson of the great Pandit Ram Narayan and son of Pandit Brij Narayan.
The Sarangi, a traditional bowed fiddle, is a very uncommon instrument to hear in America as it is seldom seen in accompaniment and even less so in featured performance. Pandit Ram Narayan is credited by experts worldwide for bringing the sarangi to the forefront of Indian Classical Music as a solo instrument of the highest order. It the great fortune of Harsh Narayan that he has been studying with his grandfather since the age of six, and it is equally fortunate for Taalim School to be able to present such a rare and talented performer.
In his first US tour, Harsh Narayan will share the music of a lineage of performers. He will be accompanied by Mike Lukshis of the Taalim School of Indian Music on tabla.
About Harsh Narayan
Harsh Narayan (born February 27, 1985) is a leading sarangi player, teacher and performer of Hindustani Classical Music living in Mumbai, India. He has performed and recorded with many Indian Classical Musicians worldwide and has recently released his first solo album Scintillating Sarangi (Times Music India, 2016).
A “A” grade artist by All India Radio, he started performing at the age of sixteen, having his first major performance at The Nehru Centre (Mumbai, 2002) on the occasion of his grandfathers 75th birthday celebration. In addition to performing in all major cities of India, Harsh Narayan has performed in the UK, Spain, Portugal and Germany.
About Mike Lukshis
Mike Lukshis has dedicated his life to performing, teaching and spreading the art of Indian classical tabla. He is currently studying all aspects of solo and accompaniment playing with his Guruji Pandit Divyang Vakil. He also holds a B.A. in Music from Rutgers University, and was introduced to tabla while attending school there. Mike has performed with many groups including Talavya, Pradhanica, and Tabla Triveni both in the United States and abroad.