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"Illuminated in Her Beauty": Vocal Concert by Naren Budhakar *

Sat, Jul 16

8:00 PM

Admission $20 / members $15 / included for overnight guests

Summer is in full bloom and the sentiments are intensified. Songs inevitably follow. Naren will offer heartfelt songs of colors, love, loss, glory and devotion in a light classical style of Indian music, in the languages of Marathi and Hindi.

Preceded by Meditation Program beginning at 7:00 PM (by donation).

Naren Budhakar was born and brought up in the Indian classical music tradition. He began performing Tabla 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. He is also a disciple of Shri Aditya Khandwe, a virtuoso vocalist of the Gwalior style of classical vocal music from India. Naren is co-director of the East-West School of Music and as a faculty member teaches and performs regularly.