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Rare Duet with Shubha Mudgal and Bombay Jayashri to Play The Town Hall Tonight

Rare Duet with Shubha Mudgal and Bombay Jayashri to Play The Town Hall Tonight

SAMAA presents a rare jugalbandi (duet) with iconic classical vocalists from North and South India who will be performing for the first time together in New York. Shubha Mudgal and Bombay Jayashri will play tonight, May 31, 2014 at 7:30PM at The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, NYC.

Tickets: $25, $40, $50, $75, $100. Available at Ticketmaster 800-982-2787, Ticketmaster.com, Town Hall Box Office and 917-409-7262. For more information, visit http://thetownhall.org/event/532-a-rare-duet-featuring-shubha-mudgal-and-bombay-jayashri.

SAMAA (South Asian Music and Dance Association) brings the entrancing classical ragas of North India (Hindustani) and South India (Carnatic) to Town Hall in a jugalbandi (duet) with two master vocalists: Shubha Mudgal, whose magnetic voice has graced the worlds of classical, khayal, thumri and pop, and Bombay Jayashri, a leading voice in the new generation of Carnatic singers who recently came to the attention of American audiences with her haunting Oscar-nominated song "Pi's Lullaby" in Life of Pi. They will be accompanied by Embar Kannan (violin), Aneesh Pradhan (tabla - pair of small hand drums), J Vaidhyanathan (mridangam - double-headed drum) and Sudhir Nayak (harmonium).

Shubha Mudgal, one of India's most popular singers whose repertoire encompasses a wide range of music, has become one of the foremost vocalists in Hindustani classical music. She trained with such renowned gurus as Pt Vinay Chandra Maudgalya, Pt Jitendra Abhisheki, Pt Kumar Gandharva and Pt Ramashraya Jha. In the 1980s, she began performing classical music; in the 1990s, she began to experiment with other styles of music. She has made numerous recordings, including the well-known Ab ke Sawan andDholna. In addition to her career as a concert artist, she has composed music for Hollywood movies, documentaries and telefilms. Her numerous titles and honors include the prestigious 2000 Padma Shri, the 1996 National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film Music Director for Amrit Beej, and the 1998 Gold Plaque Award for Special Achievement in Music for Dance of the Wind at the Chicago International Film Festival.

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