Night in the Medina  I 

Evening Ragas

Throw open the doors to an enchanting night of Indian music and abandon yourself to an atmosphere both contemplative and exhilarating.

The gifted artists for this special night come from Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Jodhpur and Jaipur, as well as from cities of the Indian diaspora: London, Manchester and Toronto. Most of these young masters of Hindu and Carnatic music are performing for the first time in Morocco and for some, it is their first performance outside the sub-continent.

Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex – 19.00

Shashank Subramaniam and Rakesh Chaurasia, masters of the Bansuri flute – Chennai and Mumbai

With Parupalli Phalgun, mridangam and Asif Khan, tabla

What a privilege it is to attend this jugalbandi, as we call this duo of soloists from the Indian tradition. This is a performance that promises to be full of challenges, respect and goodwill.

Coming from the tradition of TR Mahalingam and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, these thirty-year-olds are already masters and hold the foundation of music with a cosmic charm. The philosophers of ancient India say how excellently the bamboo flute expresses the union between nature and the divine. The image of the Lord Krishna charming the young Gopi shepherdesses with his sensuous melodies emphasises this image of a visible world that urges everyone of feeling towards contemplation, opening the doors to the divine.

Shashank gave his first concert in Adelaide at the age of just 11. Today, looking like a student absorbed in another world, with his bamboo flute under one arm and his laptop under the other, this prodigy is one of a sacrosanct circle of great masters of Carnatic music where the legends of tomorrow are established.

Rakesh Chaurasia: now here is a name that transcends space and time and demands high standards. Rakesh is no other than the nephew of the legendary Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and his most accomplished pupil. He has sworn allegiance: to follow his heritage and to seek new paths. If an indisputable quality has been bequeathed to him, it is the balance between power and serenity. His experienced technique along with training in swar and tala (rhythms) lift us to the heights of consciousness. This explorer has recently been involved in experimental work, without losing sight of the exacting demands of classical music.

Dans le cadre de « Hommage à l’Inde ».


Event Performers

Event Date

9 May 2016

Event Time

19:00 PM

Ticket Price

NM1 09 Mai 2016

€ 20

Event Location

Prefecture Hall, Batha (opposite the Batha Museum)