Musical Workshop: Learning the Ravi Way with Sitarist Gaurav Mazumdar

Saturday, Jan 8, 2022 4 – 5:30 pm

1925 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Gaurav Mazumdar Performs Sitar, Photo by Ludvig Peres

Tickets Here:  $15 Admission


Musical Workshop: Learning the Ravi Way with Sitarist Gaurav Mazumdar.

Led by Ravi Shankar disciple and Grammy-nominated virtuoso of the sitar for over 30 years, exhibition co-curator Gaurav Mazumdar will introduce music lovers to the essence and roots of a raga during this workshop that explores Hindustani classical music from vocal music to sitar. Instrumentalists of all levels and ages are welcome to join this introductory class to Indian classical music.

About Ravi Shankar

For over eight decades, Ravi Shankar (1920-2012), was India's greatest cultural ambassador bringing the East and the West closer through music. He was a groundbreaking performer and composer of Indian classical music who brought the music and rich culture of India to the world's leading concert halls and festivals, charting the map for those who followed in his footsteps.  Shankar made it his life's mission to spread understanding and love of Indian classical music. He took it up himself in the 1920s and 1930s, after touring the world as a dancer in his famed brother Uday Shankar’s Hindu Music and Dance troupe. First, he played a leading role in its revival in India as a national classical art form; then, from the mid-1950s onward, he took it abroad to the world's foremost concert halls, festival stages and airwaves. He had a rare gift for making new audiences excited about previously alien music. He was renowned for playing at Monterey Pop and Woodstock festivals, creating the first all-star music benefit event, Concert for Bangladesh with George Harrison. Shankar reshaped the musical landscape across pop, jazz, and classical music and composed unforgettable scores for movies like Pather Panchali and Gandhi.


Please note that this is in-person event. SAI is wheelchair accessible. Proof of vaccination/ recent negative COVID test and masks are required by all attendees

Parking is available around South Asia Institute, metered and free street parking in the neighborhood.