TABLACENTRIC: An Evening of Tabla Performances in Memory of Uttam Chakraborty
Mesmerizing tabla performances will be the focus of this special evening dedicated to art of solo tabla. An instrument widely used in an accompaniment context, tabla itself is based on a richly evolved solo tradition. The art of solo tabla takes the listener on a journey through fixed compositions and improvised explorations of themes.
Tonite’s evening is dedicated to Uttam Chakraborty, an exquisite tabla player who recently passed away and was a dear friend to me and the tabla community. Donations for his family are greatly appreciated. We are accepting donations through PayPal, all funds raised will be wired to Uttamda’s surviving wife and child, in Sonarpur, West Bengal, India. Funds will be used to support his family through this difficult time.