On its 15th
anniversary, the Austin chapter of Association for India's Development (AID) is excited to announce a fund-raising concert with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Panditji, who is universally regarded as the maestro of the bansuri
, or the bamboo flute, will be performing with his ensemble at the Student Activity Center auditorium at the University of Texas at Austin campus on September 23rd
Over 45 years, Panditji has enthralled listeners with his soulful, meditative music that combines both tradition and improvisation. Over his career, Panditji has been a recipient of numerous awards of national and international recognition. These include the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar, India's highest award in recognition of one's contribution to performing arts in 1983, the Padma Vibhushan (2000) India's second highest civilian award to recognize exceptional and distinguished service to the nation, the Dinanath Mangeshkar Award (2000) and the Konark Samman (1992) among others. He has also been honoured by the Dutch Royal family and the French Ministry of Culture.
In his performance on September 23rd, he will be accompanied by Anubrata Chatterjee on the tabla, Prasad Bhandarkar on the flute and Shyamala Rajender on the tanpura.
About A.I.D.: Association for India's Development is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting grass roots development efforts in India that organize communities for health care, education, small enterprise, alternate energy, environmental action and people's rights. Visit our website [http://austin.aidindia.org] for details on the activities of the Austin chapter.
Silver sponsor for the event: Intel