Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
Asif Ali Khan, who was once hailed by the late maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan as one of his best students, has surely emerged as the music’s reigning prince. To hear his voice soaring above the call-and-response choruses, rhythmic hand claps, percussion, and harmonium of his accompanying musicians is an inspiring experience, whether you’re an adherent of the Sufi faith or not.
Rajika Puri, an Indian classical dance expert, offers a pre-concert talk for the CMA Performing Arts Series performance by Nrityagram Dance Ensemble.
In this enchanting program tailored for families—on Mother’s Day!—Sujatha and a group of her talented students explore the myth of the mother and child in Indian mythology by drawing from episodes of the child Krishna and his mother, Yasoda.