Dynamic Kathak and Tabla Concert to Welcome 2021 with Pandit S.N. Charka and Naren Budhakar *
8:00 PM Eastern Time
Pandit Satya Narayana Charka, Kathak Dance
and Naren Budhakar, Tabla Solo & Accompaniment.
Also PurabRam Charka, Tabla Accompaniment
Pandit Satya Narayana Charka is a distinguished Kathak dance performer, choreographer and teacher of international acclaim. His gurus include Pandit R.K. Shukla, Pandit Shambhu Maharaj, Shrimati Maya Rao and Pandit Birju Maharaj. Pandit S.N. Charka has won many prestigious awards, including first place in the All-India Dance Competition. Since the early 1970s, he has presented numerous traditional dance recitals as well as dance dramas, bringing myth to life for today's audiences. Since 1981, he has been the director of the East-West School of Dance, New York, based at Ananda Ashram, while expanding his teaching activities in the wider New York metropolitan area and presenting performances internationally.
Naren Budhakar was born into the music tradition of India and began performing at a young age. A disciple of Tabla Maestro Ustad Shabbir Nisar, Naren has played with prominent instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers including Pandit Birju Maharaj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Jasraj and Shaed Parvez and has performed at prestigious venues in the U.S. and Europe. He has provided Tabla accompaniment for various musical genres and has played with La Monte Young and Bobby Mc Ferrin and recorded with Alicia Keys. Naren is co-director of the East-West School of Music and as a faculty member teaches and performs regularly.