Sitar by Maestro Aloke Dasgupta
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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 become 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 Twix commercials, 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, i, guitar, bass, dilruba, keboard, and other instruments depending on your preferences and tastes.
For inquiries and bookings, please contact Daniel Fingerhut, manager for Mr. Dasgupta:
Among other cities, Sitar by Maestro Aloke Dasgupta may serve the following areas: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Southern California, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Van Nuys, City of Industry, North Hollywood, Pasadena, Torrance, Inglewood, Whittier, Burbank, Lakewood, Santa Monica, Canoga Park, Hollywood, La Puente, Lancaster, Northridge, Palmdale, Pomona, Sherman Oaks, Signal Hill, Watts, West Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Alhambra, Canyon Country, Carson
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