Music with Love Beyond Boundaries - Sitar/Oud /Tabla /Arab percussion


Sat Jul 22 2023 at 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm


Wheaton High School | Silver Spring, MD

Join us for an enjoyable evening and experience Sitar/Oud/Tabla/Arab percussion come together
About this Event

Alif Laila

Her training, in Dhaka Bangladesh, is in the Senia Maihar Gharana with Ustad Mir Qasem Khan, nephew
of the legendary Ustad Allaudin Khan (Ravi Shankar’s guru). She has performed in venues such as The
Shakespeare Theater, The Terrace Theater (Kennedy Center), The Bangladesh National Museum (Dhaka)
The Sangeet Research Academy Festival (Kolkata India), The Purcell Room – South Bank Center (London,
UK) etc. She has recorded and performed with the living legends of tabla like Pandit Anindo Chatterjee,
Ustad Tari Khan. Her sitar DVD ‘Hriydayaragam’ was featured in the Smithsonian’s Women’s History
Month in 2008 , her DVD ‘Strings of Resonance’ was nominated for the Best Classical Music Award in
Bangladesh. She was featured in Aramco World magazine in 2020. She received the ‘Lifetime
achievement Award’ from ASHA for her cultural contribution to society in 2010. She received the
Independent Artists Award from MSAC in 2013. Alif is a prolific creator, director, and producer and an
accomplished painter with extensive experience in multidisciplinary projects based on South Asian
classical music. She is the founder and director of Sitar Niketan, a music school in Maryland.

Anubrata Chatterjee

Anubrata Chatterjee is one of the leading tabla exponents of the current generation.
He is the son & disciple of the world-renowned tabla maestro, Anindo Chatterjee.
Anubrata's creative approach towards his music, traditional repertoire of
Farrukhabad & Lucknow styles of tabla and a  modern touch in the presentation of
his art makes him connect to the youth as well as the connoisseurs of music.
He has been the spear head of many musical concepts like Beats & Pieces, The
T20 of Classical Music.
He is a regular collaborator of music with stalwarts like Amjad Ali Khan, Hari
Prasad Chaurasia, Birju Maharaj, Ranjit Barot, Shankar Mahadevan etc.

Arabic Percussion

KHALED AL MAOULOUI is a Syrian professional percussionist and Dervish dancer hailing from a
family of Sufi performers. Member of the Artists Syndicate in Damascus, KHALED participated in many
international and local festivals with many singers and artists around the world.


Arab American composer, vocalist, and oud player LAiTH ALATTAR performs an assortment of
traditional and contemporary Arabic and Middle Eastern music. LAiTH grew up in Baghdad at
the crossroads of Arab, Ottoman, Persian, and Indian music traditions and later completed music
training at the University of Michigan School of Music while also studying Arabic music and
maqam through private apprenticeships. 
Leaning on his dual-career background in psychology, culture, and decision science, LAiTH is
proactive in fostering cross-cultural musical collaborations that brings communities together,
including partnerships with diverse embassies in Washington DC to promote cultural diplomacy
and understanding and bridge musical traditions among different communities.


Where is it happening?

Wheaton High School, 12401 Dalewood Drive, Silver Spring, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 10.00 to USD 30.00



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