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Aloke Dasgupta - Sitar player of the modern day

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"The human ear can only hear sounds within a certain range. Beyond that range the universe is full of music that the ear cannot hear. For an Indian musician, one of those goals is to hear that universal song."
                                             - Maestro Aloke Dasgupta



The Profile

Aloke Dasgupta, an outstanding young performer on the sitar......
- NEW YORK TIMES 

Conquering western frontiers - Aloke Dasgupta is successfully propagating Hindustani raag sangeet in the west.
- The Statesman,Calcutta 

He is considered to be the number one sitarist in the sub-continent both  in his technique and play. 
- Eastern Eye, London 

The strokes were bold and clear both in tan and jhala and had that laya and aesthetic awareness which make serious sincere music.
- The Asian Age, Calcutta 

A tuneful success...
- The Gazette, London 

His alap, jod and jhala in the evening raga Marva was neat and well constructed. A lot of rhythmic variations in the teen tal gats made his concert interesting.
- The Telegraph, Calcutta 

Mr. Dasgupta is a musician of brilliant technique, great imagination, and (at times) an engaging playfulness.
- San Diego READER, USA 

Performer tries to give Hindustani music life.
- The Arizona Republic 

Blog

The Los Angeles Philharmonic  

ALOKE DASGUPTA
 

Maestro Aloke Dasgupta is one of the original sitar players from India. Aloke played a special concert for Mick Jagger, and the 50th birthday celebration for Ozzy Osbourne, which was broadcast in VHF Television. Together with Linda J Jonson Aloke composed a sitar concerto. Aloke also played sitar on the multimillion-selling album Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt.

http://www.laphil.com/philpedia/aloke-dasgupta
 

CIVIC COUCH  

The Sitar Player… Aloke Dasgupta

By Brad Jacobson

 

“Sound is God” states Aloke Dasgupta as he sits in his living room in a quant house in North Torrance.  Aloke has performed along side of some of the greatest performers including Clapton, Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Gwen Stafani, and the LA Philharmonic at venues ranging from India to the Hollywood Bowl.  His sitar music has also been featured in major film and and television soundtracks.

I first met Aloke on an assignment for the Easy Reader.  I

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Aloke Dasgupta’s journey from accountant to Rolling Stone musical collaborator 

Aloke Dasgupta’s journey from accountant to Rolling Stone musical collaborator



Aloke Dasgupta arrived in the U.S. as an accountant. He and his wife have since played with the Rolling Stones and the LA Philharmonic and established their own music school in Torrance

 

by William Foss   

 

 

Aloke Dasgupta, who has played with the Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, and Gwen Stefani, outside his Torrance home. Photo by Brad Jacobson

On a quiet street in North Torrance lives an internationally renowned

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Tribune India 

Musical high 
 SD Sharma

 

Aloke Dasgupta believes in improvisation to make music palatable to all age groups

"WE, the Indian musicians are best known and respected for being maestros and performers abroad because of the established superlative splendour of Indian classical music," saying it with pride is the Los Angeles-based renowned sitar virtuoso, Aloke Dasgupta in the city, on the invitation of Pracheen Kala Kendra.

"Last time while opening a Kendra centre, Guru Madan Lal Koser advised me to create

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