Curtain Raiser Press Release
To Give Tribute to Kishori Amonkar
Jaipur, 3 May: The world renowned Indian classical flutist, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasiya will perform at the ‘Music In The Park’ on Thursday, 4 May (tomorrow) at 6.30 pm at the Central Park in Jaipur. The event has been organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan along with the Jaipur Development Authority and Spic Macay to give the tribute to Indian classical vocalist, Kishori Amonkar, who passed away recently.. Pandit Chaurasiya will be accompanied by Ramkumar Mishra on Tabla.
On the occasion a short musical homage will also be given by the Raghunandan Panshikar and Nandini Bedekar.
The entry in the event will be from gate no 3 and is free for all.
Chaurasia was born in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Initially Chaurasia started learning vocal music from his neighbour, Pandit Rajaram, at the age of 15. Later, he switched to playing the flute under the tutelage of Pandit Bholanath Prasanna of Varanasi for eight years. Later, he joined the All India Radio, Cuttack, Odisha in 1957 and worked as a composer and performer. Much later, while working for All India Radio, he received guidance from the reclusive Annapurna Devi, daughter of Baba Allaudin Khan.