An Evening of Rhythmic Conversation – A Tabla Duet Recital

Ticket: BDT 100

Free for EMK Center and American Center members upon showing ID Card.

About Program:

“There is music wherever there is rhythm, as there is life wherever there beats a pulse” – Jgor Stravinsky
Rhythm is sound in motion. We all feel the pulse, the heartbeat and we breathe. The beats

in our life rise and fall and inform tell that we are still alive. Come and feel the percussion duet of two brilliant table maestros of Bangladesh who happen to be Guru and Shishya (Master and Disciple). Guru Ashoke Paul and his disciple Mir Naqibul Islam will perform a Tabla duet, a conversation between percussionists of two different generations.

 Ashoke Paul on Tabla
 Mir Naqibul Islam on Tabla
 Tamnia Islam on Harmonium Accompaniment

About Artists:

Ashoke Paul is a genius tabla player who guides the imaginations of the audience to a wild fever pitch with every beat his fingers produce. A disciple of Padma Vushan & Deshicottam Pandit
Jnan Prakash Ghosh; in India for eleven years, he received his Bachelor of Music from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh and has performed with renowned artists from around the world. Ashoke Paul belongs to one of the latest incarnation of Farukhabad gharana of tabla which was created in the 11th century by a Rajput Court musician Akaasa. This gharana is the latest of the prominent six schools and has been producing great tabla maestros. He is currently working as a music teacher in Nazrul Academy and Dhaka City Corporation Music School. This noted tabla guru of Bangladesh is mostly devoted in passing the treasure of music to the next generations.

Mir Naqibul Islam is a young classical artist of this generation. Naqibul is a regular performer in the classical music arena of Bangladesh both as a soloist and an accompanist. Though trained in purely traditional style, he is open to any genre of music and love to incorporate those flavors in his playing. He has worked as a music teacher at Chhayanaut Sangeet Vidyatan with an equally active freelancing career.

Naqibul started learning tabla from an early age of six at Chhayanaut. He is fortunate to have Shri Ashoke Paul as his guru who is a senior disciple of Padmabhushan Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh. Through the past fourteen years and counting, guidance of Shri Ashoke Paul has enabled Naqibul to learn the technical and aesthetical aspects of Tabla playing. He has completed a six year tabla course from Chhayanaut under Shri Madan Gopal Das. With the permission and blessings from Ashoke Paul, Naqibul has also studied tabla with Pt. Gopal Mishra, Pt. Suresh Talwalkar and Pt. Anindo Chatterjee.

Tamnia Islam a keen student of vocal music, Tamnia Islam is learning classical music and Nazrul Geeti for last fifteen years. She had Mrs. Bharati Aich and Ustad Karim Shahabuddin as her guru. At present, she is taking talim under Vidushi Runu Mitra, a senior disciple of Padmabhushan Pandit Jnan Prakash ghosh from Kolkata.

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Midas Center Building (9th Floor) House-5, Road-16, Dhanmondi, Dhaka–1209, Bangladesh., 1209
13 January , Saturday 19:00

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