Sruti, the India Music and Dance Society
The Confluence of Hindustani and Carnatic Music
Sruti will celebrate its 25th anniversary by presenting two concerts exploring the confluence of Hindustani (North Indian) and Carnatic (South Indian) classical music. The first concert will feature Amjad Ali Khan, a master of the sarod (a fretless lute-like instrument), accompanied by his two sons, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, playing both North and South Indian ragas. In the second concert, the Malladi Brothers, a Carnatic vocal duo, will present a Jugalbandi (duet of masters) concert with the Gundecha Brothers, exemplars of the Dhrupad style of Hindustani music, an ancient vocal tradition rarely performed in Philadelphia. The musicians and sitarist/scholar Allyn Miner, anthropologist Amanda Weidman, and vocalist Kiranavali Vidyasankar will participate in workshops and lectures in the month leading up to the concerts.
Photo: The Malladi Brothers