The Classical Indian Music Concert presented by the Arcosanti Community Council on Saturday night, October 16, was a wonderful event.

We are grateful that the world-class musicians, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and Abhijit Banerjee were able to come to our community.

The evening began with an Indian music workshop. Three guitarists and one vocalist attended. The maestro Tarun taught with patience and good humor about the scales, rhythms and accents of North Indian Music.


The performance was inspired and joyful improvisation. Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya played the 100 string santoor and Abhijit Banerjee played the hand-drum tablas.

The santoor is similar to the hammered dulcimer.

Cumin scented the air as well as the tomato gravy for the vegetables at the traditional Indian dinner following the concert, but alas, no photo.

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