Alliance Francaise de Delhi in collaboration with Kalasetu presents
SHADES OF SOUND - In[Chorus] #10
A creative platform for rising artists
For the 10th edition of In[Chorus], Kalasetu and the Alliance française of Delhi have welcomed three artists : the Parisian accordionist Noe Clerc, the Hindustani vocalist Ujwal Nagar and the percussionist Zaheen Khan.
Accordion is an emblematic instrument of the French music tradition: unique in its sound, versatile in its style, it is also close to the Indian harmonium. Marrying the rich sonority of virtuoso Noé Clerc with the tuneful voice of Indian classical vocalist Ujwal Nagar can only be a beautiful union ! Accompanied on tabla by Zaheen Khan, this trio promises to be a rare, interesting and ear blowing experience. It will also be a stimulating exchange between Western and Indian classical tradition.
Ujwal Nagar is a promising young Hindustani classical vocalist from Delhi. He received his initial training in Classical music from his mother, Guru Urmila Nagar, a Kathak and Hindustani music exponent. He has also received intensive training from Late Ustad Bashir Ahmad Khan of Sikar and is also taking guidance from Pandit Sriram Umdekar and Pandit Somnath Mardur. He is a recipient of Sahitya Kala Parishad and Central Government Scholarships. He is also doing his Ph.D in Hindustani classical music. Ujwal’s ongoing collaborative work with the group ‘Advaita’ as a lead classical singer has been greatly appreciated by classical music connoisseurs.
Noé Clerc is a multi-faceted accordionist. Student of Draomirah Hejna before joining the Conservatory of Toulouse to learn Western classical and Contemporary music in parallel of jazz. He is currently following the classes of Max Bonnay and learning improved music and jazz in the department of Ricardo del Fra, in the Conservatory of Paris (CNSMDP). In 2017, he has created Noé Clerc Trio with drummer and percusionnist Elie Martin-Charrière, double bass player Clément Daldosso. Together they create an elegant music with various influences.
Zaheen Khan is a promising tabla player from the Ajrada school of playing. Born in a family of musicians, he has started the practice of tabla at an early age with his maternal grand-father, the famous Ustad Hashmat Ali Khan. Now, he is under the guidance of his maternal uncle, the tabla maestro Ustad Akram Khan.
[InChorus] is a cycle of musical meetings organized by the Alliance Française de Delhi and the cultural association Kalasetu for the promotion of South Asian traditional Performing Arts and exchanges between Indian and French artists. [InChorus] offers a platform for creation dedicated to young promising musicians, of all genres, settled in India and in France through residencies, concerts and workshops. They encourage talented Indian musicians to take part in the development of a musical project or to strengthen an already existing collaboration with a Francophone artist.
Four dates to discover this creation :
15th March – Delhi
17th March – Bangalore
19th March – Chennai
21st March – Pune
Free entry. Open to all