About the Artist
Ranendra Kumar Das is a classically trained musician in the discipline of Indian and South Asian music, its history, and theory. He has studied with the masters and will amaze your students.
Rhythms of North India; Indian music pedagogy, performance and residency (Grades 4 & up)
The objective of this program is to offer students an introduction to Indian music, its history, and theory. It also aims to explore relevant approaches, including extensive listening to the music itself and examining it in a cultural and historical context. Indian music–the music of South Asia– offers a rich and exciting array of listening experiences for students with open ears and open minds. Students will be introduced to a new world of music and a new concept of sound, thus widening their horizons of art, people, and life itself. By the end of the workshop, students will be able to distinguish some of the basic differences between the classical music of the West and that of the East. This workshop focuses on North Indian Classical (Hindustani) music, such as Dhrupad and Khayal (Vocal, Instrumental, and Dance) and will also cover some South Indian Classical (Carnatic) music. Reading selections and group discussions of Indian philosophy and belief systems will further enhance the learning process.
5-day Indian dance workshop
Tabla workshop will start with an informal performance that will help students to understand about Tabla drumming. Students will experience different types of sound, recitation, rhythmic, and melodic aspects of drumming and repertoires. Students will experience and see application of all the fingers and how fingers can create different types of sound on Tabla. They will gain an understanding about recitation and different types of syllables of solfege and how to pronounce them correctly.
Single Performance: $820
Back to Back Performances: $1,140