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Donna Miller – Guest Contributor
Jun 11 @ 9:35 am
Songs of Benares - North Indian Classical Music

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Atma Bhakti Yoga Center
6315 Lindsley Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75223

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Songs of Benares, the first event of Sangeet Millennium's 2019 series "South Asian Music for the World," a performance of North Indian classical music showcasing the simultaneously earthy and spiritual style hailing from the ancient city of Benares, The concert features acclaimed vocalist Rupan Samanta on tour from Dehradun, India, with backup vocals and instrumental interpretations of the repertoire by Dr. Amie on sitar. 

Both artists are longtime disciples of the same legendary Hindustani vocal diva and guru, the late Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi of Benares, from whom they learned this repertoire. The concert also pays tribute to Girija Devi on her 90th birth anniversary. Uddalak Samanta, also on tour from India, will accompany on tabla. 

Rupan’s recent performances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPsPnt-yxas&feature=youtu.be.

Dr. Amie’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZUVMYxiFuc

There will be a Q & A and Meet & Greet immediately following the concert.

Concert Details:

Saturday, June 22, 2019

7:30-10:00 pm                       

Atma Bhakti Yoga Center

6315 Lindsley Avenue

Dallas, Texas 75223

Tickets On Sale Now: $20 -adv /$25 at the door, $15 students with ID       

This series is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Kalachandji's Food for Life.