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Alliance Française de Bombay brings to you – Azarak, a musical confluence featuring Alexandre Jurain on Esraj (a 300 year old rare stringed instrument), Sukanta Bose on Vocals and accompanied by Aakash Trivedi on Tabla.

So, join in and discover this distinct musical creation! 


Date: Friday, 24 February
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Greentech Auditorium, University of Mumbai, Vidya Nagari, Santa Cruz (E)


Alexandre Jurain on Esraj
Sukanta Bose on Vocals
Aakash Trivedi on Tabla

About the Artists

A seasoned musician, Alexandre Jurain discovered Hindustani classical music more than 20 years ago as a ICCR scholarship awardee. Today, he is one of the rare exponents of Esraj solo in the Dhrupad form, the most rigorous school of Indian classical music. With singer Sukanta Bose, whose voice has a unique texture, they compose the duet Azarak revisiting the music of the land and exploring new ideas.

The language of Azarak is an imaginary language, which dreams of itself as the voice of nature. This repertoire is at the confluence of western and Indian classical music with Celtic or tribal reminiscences, and opens up to wandering in a primeval world, honouring nature as the only goddess.