Sitar by Maestro Aloke Dasgupta
- Serving Los Angeles CA
Sitar by Maestro Aloke Dasgupta is an accomplished sitar player among a small handful of North American practitioners in the ancient arts of North Indian Classical music.
Maestro Aloke Dasgupta is best known for his wide range of collaborations with other genres, while keeping the integrity of classical-style sitar intact. After studying under of one India's greatest maestros, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Aloke began performing at sold-out concerts world-wide. Having recorded or performed for Ozzy Osbourne, Mick Jagger, and Gwen Stefani, to name a few, Aloke has be the go-to sitar man for many notable creative pursuits. In fact, he has continually been chosen to perform for Cheap Trick's Sgt. Pepper Live! shows by legendary Beatles' sound engineer Geoff Emerick, who's seasoned and precise ear calls for only the best to maintain the musical integrity and spirit of Beatles music.
In 1995, Aloke was presented with the prestigious SOPAN award in India for his creative excellence in music. Maestro Dasgupta has also been featured on a number of films and television shows ranging from Twixmercials, Disney's The Zach and Cody Show: Sweet Life on Deck, ESPN's Sideline, and has recorded for the soundtrack of award-winning films such as Outsource and Ocean of Pearl. Aloke also enjoys playing private concerts for weddings and special occasions, and has performed at the homes of A-list Hollywood directors and talent.
After receiving a Master's degree in Ethnomusicology from San Diego State University, Maestro Dasgupta opened a now renown not-for-profit institution, the Raga Ranjani School of Music, which has trained a variety of students in sitar, classical Indian vocals, and other instruments. He is available for private lessons, performances, lecture demonstrations, and as part of an ensemble which can include tabla, guitar, bass, dilruba, keyboard, and other instruments depending on your preferences and tastes. He has toured with India's greatest violin player Pundit V.G.Jog. Aloke has also played for Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne, Gwen Stefani and Cheap Trick for their top-rated show Sgt. Pepper Live, engineered by Beatles' producer Geoff Emerick. Aloke Teamed up with Linda J. Macy (Johnson) and played for a sitar concerto Looking Eastward .
Maestro Dasgupta has played on NBC, CBS, PBS, Indian Doordarshan Chanel (Subah Savere) television and his performances have been broadcasted live in major cities in the U.S. and in India.
SHETKETU MITRA (Talent Manager) email: shetketumitra gmail
Shetketu Mitra is a young Talent Manager whose main endeavor is to promote Indian Classical Music across the world. Shetketu is in a heritage family, his dream is to be the torch bearer of his family traditions, culture, heritage, ethics and moral values. Shetketu did a course, in 3D Animation and Advanced Cinematics, from, Maya Academic of Advanced Cinematics Kolkata, with specialization in, Visual Effects.
Shetketu is carrying on the legacy by promoting talented singers and musicians of Indian Classical Music of the present era. At present he is promoting, Maestro Aloke Dasgupta, a renowned sitarist, from Los Angeles.
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