Musical dialogue between the north and south Indian traditions
April 21, 2023 - Amare, The Hague
April 22, 2023 - Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam
Shashank Subramanyam - Bamboo Flute (Bansuri)
Pravin Godkhindi - Bamboo Flute (Bansuri)
Patri Satish Kumar - Mridangam
Satyajit Talwalkar - Tabla
RN Prakash - Ghatam
Shashank Subramanyam widely acknowledged as a legend of the Flute, is a Grammy-nominated renowned exponent of the Bamboo Flute and specializes in Indian Classical Music. He is also a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi's senior award by Govt.
Shashank stormed into the music world at the age of six in 1984 and since then has performed all over the world for over three decades. He has done extensive work in area of harmoniously integrating the vocal and instrumental styles of Carnatic to a unique style of his own, especially with the sounds that the Flute produces.
Shashank has worked extensively presenting collaborative performances with host musicians from India and around the world including John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia, Wuppertal and Shanxi Symphony Orchestras, The New Jungle Orchestra, Mikkel Nordso, Terry Riley, Zakir Hussain and many more.
Pravin Godkhindi born in a family of musicians, gave his first public concert at the age of 6 and held the audience spellbound. His father Pt. Venkatesh Godkhindi, an eminent vocalist and Bansuri player taught him flute in “Gayaki ang” (vocal style) of the Kirana Gharana and Pravin added the Tantrakaari / Gatkaari style to it.
Sonorous blowing, control over breath, elaboration of Raga with its aesthetic appeal, extraordinary and skillful rendition of Layakaari are a few salient features of his flute recital. Besides performing with the esteemed Jazz band SILK involving Shankar Mahadevan, Shivamani and Louis Banks, Pravin Godkhindi has also formed a fusion band Krishna which comprises three forms of music, the Hindustani, the Carnatic and Western music.