Four musicians come together to present an enthralling performance to enhance your special event. This quartet is at at the very forefront of contemporary Indian Classical music, dynamically weaving through sublime Ragas, joyous rhythmic patterns, and bollywood or folk melodies. Spanning from the sacred to the cerebral, filled with dignity and ambiance, asaan is a delight for the senses.
KAMALJEET & JAS AHLUWALIA
Kamaljeet & Jas Ahluwalia are part of the new wave of Asian musicians emerging from the western hemisphere. Kamaljeet uses her Indian classical roots to walk an innovative path on the Santoor, a rare and exquisite hammered dulcimer/zither that can simultaneously explore sublime melodies and intricate rhythmic patterns. Her husband Jas, plays the illustrious Tabla. Together, they have written and produced music for live concerts, commercial advertising (Facebook), plays, and film/television scores (Disney). Kamaljeet and Jas have brought their spiritually rooted relationship to the stage and have developed a rapport than can only come from a true understanding of one another. Their performances are an instrumental Indian Classical journey that takes audiences from meditative introspection to dazzling energy-filled heights.
Aakash Pujara is a professional Tabla player and an Indian Classical flautist from Pasadena. Aakash began his Tabla training at the age of 8 from the Late Pandit Ravi Belare, after which he went on to learn with Tabla Maestro Hemant Ekbote. Aakash connected so well with the melody aspect of Indian music that he then also began training in Indian Classical Flute from Pandit Divyang Thakore in Gujrat, India, where he obtained a Visharad degree in Hindustani music. He currently learns with Pandit Radha Prasad, and continues to give Flute and Tabla performances around the world.
Rajib Karmakar is a Los Angeles based performance artist, composer, and educator Rajib has performed in many countries including India, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, for the Ministry of Spain (Spain), the Ottawa Council for Arts (Canada), Boom Festival (Portugal), Festival of India (USA and Canada), NAMM (Los Angeles), Theatre Rogue Du Conservatoire (Montreal), National Arts Center(Ottawa), Straz Center (Tampa), Castello Di Romeo (Italy), Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles) and many more. He has played in various projects for Disney, Sony, Universal, A&E Network and others and has also been an artist-in-residence for various colleges and universities. Rajib’s versatility and ability has allowed him to adapt his skills and knowledge to his various world music projects with his own creation “Mayur Tantri,” the world’s first double necked sitar. Rajib received his MFA in Music from California Institute of the Arts and currently he is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles International Music and Arts Academy.