Why hire Sitar Maestro Aloke Dasgupta?
Maestro Aloke Dasgupta is regarded as a leading sitar performer and composer. The seasoned world music artist received the prestigious SOPAN Award, presented by leading intellectuals of Bengal, for creative excellence in music. He also played on the multimillion-selling disc "Tragic Kingdom," by No Doubt, and is featured in the award-winning show "Sgt. Pepper Live!" featuring Cheap Trick, chosen by Beatles' sound engineer Geoff Emerick. Aloke has performed across the globe and for TV audiences on the Disney Channel ("The Suite Life on Deck"), NBC, CBS and ESPN. Renown tabla, vocals, flute, violin, and other instruments also available for ensemble.
Student of Master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Maestro Aloke Dasgupta moved from Calcutta to California to pursue a Masters in Ethnomusicology at San Diego State University. He has toured with India's greatest violinist, Pandeet V.G. Jog, and performed at sold-out concerts in Germany, Japan, the UK, India, and at home at the Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, and many others.
His love and devotion to music can be felt in the soft, lingering melodies of his notes. For a full bio, please visit www.alokedasgupta.com
What to Expect
A variety of styles can be explored. The most popular being Classical Indian Music which can be of Aloke Dasgupta (sitar), tabla, tamboura, Indian vocals, violin, flute, shehnai, dilruba, and a variety of different instruments. Fusion music with talented musicians can have more of a New Age vibe, Jazz with Clarinet, Saxophone, and other instruments, or popular music such as Beatles, Rolling Stones, are also available for part of the time.
The Classical Indian Ensemble or Solo is great for background music as well during weddings, launch parties, private celebrations, and corporate events. Aloke Dasgupta has most recently performed recently for Rainn Wilson's (star of TV show "The Office") Launch Party for his new book "Soul Pancake" at William Morris Endeavor, Beverly Hills.
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