Invitation | Concert | Pangaea | 16 June | 7pm

Downstairs@S47: Upcoming ProgrammeDownstairs@S47
presents

*Pangaea*
In Concert

*Saturday, 16 June, 2018 | 7 pm | S47 Panchsheel Park*

*Pangaea* is a collaboration between Tabla player and Percussionist *Saptak
Sharma*, New Zealand Composer and Classical Guitarist *Mike Hogan*, and
Sitar and Flute player *Mayank Rainer*.
All three musicians are well established in their respective fields and
have come together to create a unique soundscape which combines elements of
Indian Classical, Indie and folk song writing and Western classical music.
The trio performs across a wide range of musical genres, including
Hindustani Classical, Western Classical, Celtic folk, and Contemporary
folk, blues and rock song structures, each time bringing something from
outside the traditional forms to the music.

*About the evening:*
Pangaea will be performing a range of music, both instrumental and vocal,
drawing from both Western and Indian classical traditions as well as from
modern songwriting styles. Much of the music will be brand new pieces,
composed recently in preperation for Pangaea’s upcoming New Zealand tour
and heard for the first time at Downstairs@S47

*About the Artists:*

*Saptak Sharma *is one of the leading young tabla players in India. He
began learning tabla at the age of 4 and for the last 10 years has been
under the tutelage of the legendary Ustad Akram Khan from the Ajrada
Gharana school in New Delhi.
He has been lucky enough to perform with all three generations of Ajrada
Gharana including Ustad Hashmat Ali Khan, Ustad Akram Khan and Zargham
Akram Khan and has toured extensively with many different acts, performing
across the country and globally.
Eminent artists like Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Pandit Kumar Bose, Ustad
Shahid Parvez Khan have provided him with their praise, blessings and
guidance, and he received the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy Award in
2014 from Chief minister Mr Akhilesh Yadav ji.

*Mike Hogan* is a New Zealand musician \ composer currently residing in New
Delhi India. He has mastered a wide range of styles, from Classical and
Latin through to Jazz, Rock, and Folk music. He has an Honors Degree (first
class) in composition as well as a Bachelor of Music in performance
Classical guitar from the NZ School of Music, Wellington.
Mike’s classical compositions for guitar have been recorded and performed
internationally by artists such as Christopher Hill and Matthew Marshall,
and as a singer songwriter, He performs as a solo artist playing classical
guitar repertoire as well as his own original compositions. Mike is also a
prize-winning music and video producer, having won the international 2011
Fair Play Youth Voices competition.

*Mayank Raina* began his musical education at the age of 4 and was lauded
by music critics as a child prodigy. He was initially taught by his
Grand-father pandit Omkar Nath Raina, the most reputed and honored sitarist
of the Jammu & Kashmir state, along with his father Shri Sunil Raina who is
a senior instructor in the “Institute of Music and Fine arts Jammu.
At the age of 10 Mayank won first prize in an instrumental classical music
solo competition organized by the J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages,
Jammu, and since then has regularly been winning and receiving numerous
prestigious awards.
Mayank has performed for many distinguished V.I.P audiences such as Prime
Minister Narendra Modi, P.M. Mr. Manmohan Singh & congress president Mrs.
Sonia Gandhi, H.E. president of India, Sh. Pranab Mukherjee, H.E. vice
president of India & then education minister, Mr Kapil Sibbal.
He has given many recitals abroad in countries like Belgium, Korea, Sri
Lanka and Germany.

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*Space at the venue is limited. We cannot guarantee seats once they fill
up.*

*See attached map for directions.The duration of the performance is
approximately 60 minutes.*

*The venue is down a flight of stairs. If you wish to use our chairlift
facility, please arrive 15 minutes before the performance begins so we can
ensure that you find a comfortable seat.*

*The venue is located in a residential area. We request you to park in the
spaces suggested below.*

* By the park behind the Mother Dairy nearby or the brick wall on the lane
behind S47*

*Hauz Khas. Laxman Public School/RBI Colony exit. 800m*

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*Downstairs@S47 is an initiative of Tejeshwar Singh Memorial Trust. *

We feel privileged to offer this space to artists – seekers of truth,
beauty and the bizarre. We are also able to offer them a small honorarium
from our resources. Please add your appreciation of their talent, their
work, and their ability to delight with a contribution, S, M, L, or XL. All
proceeds go to the artists. You will see our busker boxes just outside the
performance area. Look for them on your way out!

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