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 

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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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    Upcoming Concerts

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    Jyoti Mandir Presents Bhajan & Chanting, Sitar Solo & Tabla Solo

    Jyoti Mandir , 200 Coneflower St, Encinitas, CA 92024

    Bhajan & Chantin (Spiritual songs) and sar-sung by Sanjukta Dasgupta

    Sitar Solo by Aloke Dasgupta

    Tabla Solo and Accompaniment by Prof. Ashok Dutta, (Visiting artist from india)

    Suggested donation $20, @25 (Free Ambience CD)

    Mar11

    Sitar Concert Series - Aloke Dasgupta

    LA CA

    Spring Baithak 2017

    "Naad Ninaad"

    Phoenix Gharana presents "Spring Baithak 2017".

    Performing Artists Maestro Aloke Dasgupta (Sitar) Sri Prafulla Athalye (Tabla)

    Debut Solo by Swaroon Sridhar
    Includes Vocal and Tabla Student Performance

    www.phoenixgharana.org
    "By Invitation Only"

    Sitar, Tabla, Raga Ranjani chorus

    Columbia Park, 190th and Praire Ave, Torrance, CA

    Indian classical music by Raga Ranjani students guided by Sanjukta Dasgupta and solo recital by Maestro Aloke Dasgupta. sitar player.

    *This will be a free concert arranged by City of Torrance.

    More Info: Call (310) 489-5760 (310) 618-2380

    (Plucked Unplucked. Sitar Cello Duet)

    Music Room of Mr. Mantosh & Anil Chawla, 5679 White Cloud Circle, Thousand Oak CA, CA

    Raga Ranjani School of Music Presents

    Spring Festival

    Student solo and Chorus

    Plucked Unplucked (Sitar Cello) and Tabla

    Sitar maestro Aloke Dasgupta

    Cello Peter Pete Jacobson

    Tabla Nikhil Kanti Roy Student of Late Gnan babu, Shymal Bose, Subir Ghosh..

    Raga Ranjani’s Teacher and Faculty. Suggested Donation $20 per family

    Light snakes and tea will be served.

    More Info call (310 489-5760/ (310) 344-9223

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