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PARAMPARA (Sanskrit word meaning continuation succession, tradition) is a world premiere of new works of high energy, innovative rhythm and dance of India by a upcoming generations of Canadians and Americans maintaining the tradition and legacy of Late Acharya Chitresh Das, kathak dance icon and of living legend of tabla, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.
Artistic director and producer for this event, Ritesh Das, has created a repertoire of sophisticated rhythmic style of North India and performed by Das' Toronto Tabla Ensemble in collaboration with the Chitresh Das Company, choreographed by CDC Artistic Director, Charlotte Moraga.This exciting collaboration will also feature virtuosic percussionist, Nilan Chaudhuri, son and disciple of Maestro Swapan Chaudhuri, who is adding a new dimension of East and West by playing tabla as well as translating table drum strokes onto Western kit drum.
The performance will feature Sare Nau, a composition in a 9 1/2 beat rhythmic cycle, Bhumika and other select pieces from Ritesh Das' upcoming TTE CD, entitled Bhumika. TTE and Ritesh Das are also proud to present yet another generation of Canadian talent, the Toronto Tabla Youth Ensemble, who will perform Sailing, the piece featured in their upcoming music video, produced and directed by Melissa Das-Arp.