Sangeet Millennium presents Global Legacy
DALLAS – October 7, 2019 – Sangeet Millennium presents Global Legacy – a concert of Hindustani classical music featuring Grammy-nominated sarode maestro, Ustad Aashish Khan, to celebrate his eightieth birthday and honor him for his pioneering contributions to Indian and world music globally for the past half century. Mr. Khan will be accompanied on tabla by Shantilal Shah. Mr. Khan’s disciples, Amie Maciszewski and Deepak Paramashivan, open with a sitar-sarangi duet.
A meet-and-greet mini-reception including a signing of Mr. Khan’s book of his musical compositions, Sangeet, will follow the concert in the Bath House Cultural Center lobby. Sangeet Millennium/Maciszewski, now in their third year of being supported by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, successfully presented a similar event celebrating Mr. Khan’s seventieth birthday in 2008 in Austin, supported in part by the City of Austin Cultural Contracts.
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, 4:30-7:00 pm
Bath House Cultural Center Theater
512 E. Lawther, Dallas, Texas 75218
$30 (general/door), $28 advance, students (with ID) $20, sponsors $55 or $100/couple, children 10 and under $10
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About Sangeet Millennium
Sangeet (literally, sang – together; geet—song) is the Sanskrit word meaning “the performing arts,” inclusive of music (instrumental, vocal, percussion), dance, theater, and everything connected to these. Sangeet Millennium’s vision is to create and inhabit spaces where the performing and visual/media arts, knowledge, and human rights weave together as narrative threads of the same story, inspiring aesthetic delight, compassion, understanding, and, ultimately, positive change.
About Dr. Amie Maciszewski
Sitarist, teaching artist, ethnomusicologist
Sitarist Dr. Amie Maciszewski is an award-winning musician, teaching artist, ensemble leader, and scholar. Audiences describe Amie’s traditional sitar/tabla and Indo-jazz fusion ensemble performances as “magical” and “elegantly vibrant.” She is deeply committed to leading persons of various backgrounds, generations, and abilities in the exploration of the diversity of performance traditions in the world through sharing the traditional and new music culture of South Asia. She has traveled three continents completing artist residencies, hosting recitals, and conducting all-ages workshops on the music of South Asia, particularly Hindustani music, as well as on world fusion music. She was awarded the Gandharva Puroshkar 2014 by Hindustan Arts and Music Society in Burdwan, India, for her contribution to Indian music internationally. Her brainchild, the critically acclaimed Sangeet Millennium Ensemble (Austin Chronicle Texas Top Ten award, 2008 and 2011), seamlessly blends traditional Indian melodies with jazz/world grooves, creating an ever-evolving boundary defying sound.