Date(s) - 28/01/2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
As part of [IN]Chorus series, Alliance Française de Delhi in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts cordially invites you to the live music concert by Naïssam Jalal (Flute) & Rajrupa Chowdhury (Sarod).
Date: 28th January 2023
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Janpath Building, near Western Court, Janpath, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Free Entry | Open to all | Limited Seats
A vertiginous flutist and prolific composer, Naïssam Jalal comes from a fertile background in music fuelled by passion and curiosity. Born in a Parisian suburb of Syrian parents, she assimilated and transcended the essence of European and Arab classical music, the art of jazz improvisation, the urgency of hip-hop, the euphoria of funk and the vitality of traditions from Africa, with a keen sense of synthesis and a hyper-sensitive touch. This fine trajectory has been marked by eight excellent CD releases and prestigious awards such as the Coup de coeur from the Académie Charles Cros (2017) and the Victoires du Jazz (2019). Looking ahead, 2021 will be marked by the tenth anniversary of her ensemble Rhythms of Resistance and the release of a much awaited double album Un Autre Monde (Another world) some of which was recorded live with the Orchestre National de Bretagne, as well as the Healing rituals project with her new quartet. Naïssam Jalal invites us to enter her personal and vibrant musical universe which, both in substance and in form, gives full meaning to the word Freedom.
Rajrupa Chowdhury, born in Kolkata, took up the Sarod at the tender age of five, taking talim from Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury. She has also received guidance from Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy and has taken advanced talim from Prof. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay.
In 2006, she placed first class first for her Masters in Instrumental Music from the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. She is an A Grade artist of All India Radio and an empaneled artist of ICCR.
First Prize in All India Radio Music Competition, New Delhi, 2001
First Prize in Dover Lane Music Competition, Kolkata, 1999
First Prize in Salt Lake Music Competition, Kolkata, 1998
First Prize in Baba Alauddin Khan Memorial Music Competition, Kolkata, 1996
Selected Awards & Scholarships
Saptak Award in recognition of dedicated pursuit of Indian Classical Music – Saptak, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 2018.
ITC – SRA Promising Artist Award, Mumbai, 2001.
National Scholarship for Senior Students of Indian Classical Music, Govt. of India, 2000.
First Class with Distinction for Sangeet Bhushan by Sangeet Parisad, Chandigarh, 1999.