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Monday, May 19, 2014


(Shri Manesh Maharaj & Shri Revash Dookhi)

Kala Darshan – Institute of classical music and dance will stage PESHKAR – Rhythms of the North on May 24 at the Aryan Benevolent Homes in Chatsworth.

PESHKAR is a two-hour classical performance comprising a solo Tabla recital by Shri Revash Dookhi followed by a solo Kathak recital by Shri Manesh Maharaj. Focusing on the classical Tala (rhythm) system from the North of India, the performance will showcase the vibrant beats of the Tabla and the eternal rhythms of Kathak. Known for their complex display of rhythm,  both genres will transport the audience through the pulsating beats and lyrical melodies of North India.

Shri Revash Dookhi is a disciple of Tabla Maestro, Taalyogi Pandit Suresh Talwalkar from Pune, India. He has been invited by his Guru to perform at the Guru Purnima festival in India in June 2014. Shri Manesh Maharaj is the senior disciple of Kathak legend, the late Sushri Madhurita Sarang from Mumbai, India.

The two artistes combine their talents in this unique performance aimed to present, promote and preserve the rich cultural heritage of music and dance and to infuse cultural awareness in the minds of all through the classical performing arts.

PESHKAR takes place on May 24 at 18h00 at Ved Mandir (Aryan Benevolent Homes) in Unit 6, Chatsworth. Tickets R50 available at the door prior to the performance. For further information or organisations wishing to raise funds contact 082 422 6865.