Amie Maciszewski & Rohan Singh Bhogal | Light and Legacy

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Light and Legacy

by Amie Maciszewski & Rohan Singh Bhogal

Traditional Hindustani (North Indian) music on sitar and tabla
Genre: World: Indian Classical
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1. Raga Bageshree - Alap
Amie Maciszewski
7:49 album only
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2. Raga Bageshree - Gat (composition) in Medium Jhaptal (10 Beats)
Amie Maciszewski & Rohan Singh Bhogal
12:37 album only
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3. Raga Bageshree - Gat in Medium Fast Teental (16 Beats)
Amie Maciszewski & Rohan Singh Bhogal
11:37 album only
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4. Raga Misra Manj Khammaj - Alap
Amie Maciszewski
2:45 album only
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5. Raga Misra Manj Khammaj - Gat in Deepchandi (14 Beats)
Amie Maciszewski & Rohan Singh Bhogal
7:44 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This recording, captured live at the “Festival of Lights” faculty concert at the University of Alberta in December, 2006, represents the confluence of two generations of musicians and their complex web of relationships. The relationship between Amie’s instrumental guru, sarode maestro Aashish Khan, and Rohan’s guru, tabla wizard Zakir Hussain, is that of brothers. That of Amie’s vocal guru, Padmabhushan Girija Devi; Zakir Hussain’s father, the late Ustad Allah Rakha; and Aashish Khan’s father, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, is that of sister and brothers. Through these links, Amie and Rohan are carrying the legacy of their illustrious gurus into the light of the future.

The Artists

Amie Maciszewski
Amie Maciszewski is a sitarist, ethnomusicologist, and Hindustani music educator. She initially trained at Santiniketan, India, under the late Prof. Suresh Misra, where she earned B.Mus.(“First Class First”) and M.Mus. degrees. Disciple of sarode maestro Aashish Khan and Hindustani vocal diva Padmabhushan Girija Devi since the early 1990s, Amie has performed throughout North America, in India, Europe, and Japan, and has taught in North America since 1986. She has received numerous awards and grants for her scholarship and education/outreach through performance, ensemble directing, and documentary filmmaking.
A Ph.D. in ethnomusicology (University of Texas at Austin), Amie and has taught both applied music and academic courses on the faculties of the Universities of Alberta (where she directed the Indian Music Ensemble in 2006 and the community world fusion ensemble Naad-Avaaz in 2001 and 2002), Pittsburgh, and Texas. She has published several articles and made three films documenting her research with socially marginalized women musicians in India, for whose benefit she has performed a number of times. In 2005, she performed to enthusiastic audiences at several venues in Kolkata, India, among them the prestigious Sangeet Research Academy.
A resident of Austin, Texas, since the early ‘90s, she has been active in the Austin music scene as solo performer, ensemble leader and member, instructor, and workshop facilitator. A Cultural Contractor with the City of Austin Cultural Arts Program since 2000, she has received support for projects bringing together local artists with Indian music and dance maestros for workshops and collaborative performances. She arranged and recorded the soundtrack for Cenozoic Studios’ critically acclaimed “Naan Wayne & Masala” trailers shown at the 2003 South X Southwest Film Festival. As a member of the world music ensemble The Gypsies, she co-composed the soundtrack for Tod Browning’s 1924 silent drama “The Unknown,” which the group performed live in 1999 at the historic Alamo Drafthouse Theater. Her Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, founded in 2006 in Austin, is a collective of Indian, jazz, and other world musicians who together create New World Music. They have recently released their first CD, “Shimmering,” which has been nominated #1 CD in Texas in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll (2007-08). www.sangeetmillennium.org , www.sonicbids.com/sangeetmillennium


Rohan Singh Bhogal – tabla

Rohan is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His interest in music was noticed by his parents at a very early age. Without any formal training, he was able to master complex rhythm cycles before he could even count. At the age of eight, he went to California to study tabla with Ustad Zakir Hussain, where he was surrounded by mostly adult students.

His family's dedication to his talent led to various sacrifices, such as month long stays at hotels. Over the years under watchful eyes of Zakir Hussain, Rohan has developed into a very capable musician with graceful and sweet hands that are treat to watch and listen.
Rohan's accomplishments are nothing but impressive, He won first place at the "Talent Explosion" competition for North Alberta and was chosen to perform at the "Big Valley Jamboree" in Canmore. In the year 2000, sitarist Ustad Shujaat Khan spotted his talent and asked Rohan to accompany him for a presentation with the University of Alberta students. Rohan accompanied Ustad Aashish Khan at the age of fourteen. The same year, the renowned Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh invited Rohan to perform with him in a concert that Edmontonians still remember.
His moment of international fame came in 2004 when he was invited to perform a tabla solo recital at India's oldest, prestigious music festival, "Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan". He was the youngest artist and first-ever Canadian to perform there, receiving rave reviews. During his visit to India, he also had the opportunity to perform solo in the Namdhari Satguruji's presence in Gurdwara Bhaini Sahib.

Apart from doing occasional live performances, Rohan has recorded with with many artists of diverse genres, ranging from Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Methews to Indian devotional artist Kumar Chetterji to ghazal artist Upkar Singh.

Currently, Rohan is in the undergraduate science program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

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