Performer of the Week: Falu

We’d like to introduce you to Falu. Falu is internationally recognized for her rare ability to seamlessly blend a signature modern inventive style with a formidable Indian classically shaped vocal talent.

She will be participating in our first-ever Diwali Festival on November 21st, featuring internationally renowned musicians and dancers from India, workshops, a fashion show, traditional foods, and family-friendly activities.

The three-hour celebration features master artists: Abha Roy, teaching Kathak, Indian classical dance from northern India; Naren Budhakkar, performing on tabla drums; Indrajit Roy-Chowhury playing the sitar; Rohan Misra playing the sarangi; and, Falu vocalizing Hindustani classics.

In her early years in Bombay, Falu (aka Falguni Shah) was trained rigorously in the Jaipur musical tradition and the Benares style of Thumrie. She later continued studying under the late Sarangi/vocal master Ustad Sultan Khan, and continues to study with the legendary Smt. Kishori Amonkar (Jaipur style).

The event runs from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Flushing Town Hall, located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, Queens. Tickets – $20/$15 Members/$10 Students & Children –are available at www.flushingtownhall.org. Additionally, Flushing Town Hall’s two matinee performances for school students on November 23rd have sold out!

 

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