CFAA is proud to present the stalwart of Indian Hindustani Classical Music Kaushiki Chakraborty live in Concert.

She will be accompanied by Murad Ali Khan and Saarangi, Sandip Ghosh on Tabla and Tanmay Deochake on Harmonium.

This is CFAA’s first major concert of 2023. As always, the event is completely FREE for CFAA Patrons. If you are CFAA Patron, kindly buy your tickets from the link below. Note that there is a nominal REFUNDABLE hold fee of $5/ticket to ensure that we eliminate no shows for the event. 

Please note that we have only a limited number of preferred ticket. Buy early to ensure you get the best seats in the house.

If you use the link below you will be allocated your preferred seating as per your patron level. If you are unsure of whether you are a patron remember to check your patron status by clicking below or sign up to become a patron by clicking on ABOUT US link at the top of this page. 

 If you are not a CFAA Patron, please buy the tickets at full price  ($25/ticket) directly from Lakewood Cultural Center by clicking on the link below. Regular priced tickets you buy from the Lakewood Center are non-refundable. You will not be able to select any of the preferred seats in the first several rows if you are buying regular tickets.

 

Vidushi Kaushiki Chakraborty is today one of the leading Indian classical vocalists and the daughter of Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty.

Groomed at Sangeet Research Academy, she is today considered the torchbearer of the Patiala gharana. At age ten, she started learning Indian classical music at the academy of Jnan Prakash Ghosh who was also her father’s guru, later joined ITC Sangeet Research Academy from where she graduated in 2004. Vijay Kichlu, director of the academy fine tuned her skill in rendering Khyal. She also trained under her father at his Shrutinandan school of music in Kolkata. ​She has not only specialized in rendering of Khayals and Thumri but she has also learned South Indian Classical music from Dr Balamurali Krishna. She has won many awards and has performed widely in prestigious festivals such as Dover Lane, Sawai Gandharva, ITC Sangeet Sammelan etc. as well as across the globe.

Tanmay Deochake is one of the most sought out ,versatile and renowned Harmonium players in India. He received his Indian classical music training at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya , where he learnt in the age-old Indian traditional gurukul format under the guidance of Pt. Pramod Marathe. Tanmay has also had the privilege of receiving guidance from his gurus Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar and Pt. Suresh Talwalkar. Tanmay is able to seamlessly compliment vocals, Tabla solo and other indian classical instruments with his harmonium. He has performed world over and accompanied revered artists like Pt. Swapan Chaudhari, Ut. Zakir Hussain, Smt. Ashwini Bhide, Smt. Arti Anklikar, Ut. Rashid Khan and Kaushiki Chakraborty . His understanding of aesthetics and demonstration of versatility comes through as he is constantly pushing the boundary to expand his creativity with his instrument.

Murad Ali Khan is a sixth generation sarangi player of the Moradabad Gharana. The intensive training he had under his grandfather Ustad Siddique Ahmad Khan and father Ustad Ghulam Sabir Khan has stood him in good stead, and he is presently regarded as one of the leading sarangi players of the younger generation.

Sandip Ghosh was initiated to the art of Tabla under the tutelage of Pt. Gobinda Bose. Later on he has been taking taalim for the last 18 years from Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. As a performer, Sandip has performed all over the globe and in most of the significant concerts like Doverlane Music Conference, Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Darbar Festival to name a few. Sandip has accompanied with several distinguished artists like Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty, Ud. Shahid Parvez, Ud. Shujaat Khan, Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Vid. Kaushiki Chakrabarty and many more. Sandip has received prestigious awards like The President’s award, Gold Medalist in South Asian Music Festival (twice), National Scholarship from Govt. of India, Empaneled with ICCR and Spic Macay.