Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Festival • Day 2
Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Foundation
This event is streaming online
Sun, 26 September 2021
10:00AM - 11:30AM (EDT)
Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Foundation
Sougata Roy Chowdhury
Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Festival of Music
Day 2 • Sunday, September 26th @ 10am
(Streaming @ 10am in IST, CEST & EDT)
Featuring Performances by:
- Sougata Roy Chowdhury (Sarod)
- Rupak Bhattacharjee (Tabla)
- Prakriti Dutta (Chant and Dhrupad)
- Kishnendu Saha (Pakhwaj)
The 2021 edition of the Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Festival of Music will premier for the first time in it’s history both online and internationally in two time zones. The festival features an exciting line up of highly praised artists from Kolkata, India and Toronto, Canada, hand selected by Artistic Director Sougata Roy Chowdhury.
The Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Foundation has partnered with Raag-Mala Toronto to present the festival this year with the mission to provide a much needed platform and support to mid-career and emerging artists who have been hit specifically hard during this year long global pandemic.
The Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Foundation was created in 2012 after the passing of renowned sculptor & artist Sarbari Roy Chowdhury in order to carry forth his idealism, passion and his artistic thoughts and to keep up the legacy through the younger generation.
The Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Festival was first presented in 2013 on the 80th Birth Anniversary of Sarbari Roy Chowdhury. The aim of the festival is to provide an encouraging platform for the young talented artists to perform and showcase their creativity.
Message from the Director:
Since the beginning of the pandemic, artists have lost their natural habitat of live performances and been forced to try and share their music online. This has not only presented challenges for artists from a technical point of view, but also in the contest for exposure. Listeners have been bombarded with concerts from all over the world right at their fingertips. The top maestros have become even more accessible for everyone’s enjoyment, but sadly many younger musicians who have dedicated their lives to reach such a high level of expression in this art form are not finding the same platform to showcase their rich artistic expression. This is why this year’s festival is presenting a group of younger and talented artists from both India and Canada. We hope to present these talented artists in a format that cultivates community engagement and support, which is why we are asking the audience to select a patron level as their ticket to access the festival, and to donate generously while viewing the concerts.
Tickets & Donations:
Tickets can be purchased directly through the viewcy.com platform by clicking on the 'View Stream' button above.
Tickets are available for each of the individual 4 sessions as well as a Festival Pass, which includes access to all 4 days of the festival. Tickets are offered at different levels of Patron, so that you can pay from the heart, as we ask you to offer your support to the artists, the festival, and the foundation according to your means. In order to make the festival accessible to all, there is an option for general admission, free of cost, with the hope that general admission participants will donate once inside the concert to their personal level of financial means. All profits from ticket sales and donations will go to pay the artists and create a fund for future Festivals.
Donations can be made and are encouraged once inside the Viewcy.com platform during the livestream as well as afterwards during any on-demand playback.
The Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Festival is presented by:
Raag-Mala Toronto &
The Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Foundation
Artistic Director - Sougata Roy Chowdhury
Festival Director - Andrew Kay
Technical Director - Gourhari Das
Sarbari Roy Chowdhury Foundation Team:
Sougata Roy Chowdhury, Saurav Roy Chowdhury, Labonee Mohanta
Recorded @ I.C.C.R. Auditorium, Kolkata, India On March 9, 2021
Videography & Video Editing by Gourhari Das & Team
Sound & Light by Khokan Prasad & Team
Raag-Mala Toronto Team:
Andrew Kay, Aliya Ghose, Mohamed Khaki, Nishant Parekh
Recorded @ Small World Centre, Toronto, Canada on August 9 & 10, 2021
Videography by Greg Hopen & Golan Sarhaei
Lighting by Samira Banihashemi
Video Editing by Andrew Kay
Sound & Audio Mixing by Reza Moghaddas
Graphic Design by Andrew Kay, Peter Atenberg, & Ashish Bhadra
Festival Theme Music: The Coltrane Sutras - Dusk Dawn Suite by Jonathan Kay & Andrew Kay