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Tue March 18, 2014
Sarod Player Gaurang Doshi Pays Tribute to His Father Dr. Laxmikant Doshi with Concert at UNCG
The sarod along with the sitar, is the most popular and prominent instrument in the classical music of Northern India. It’s fretless and can mimic vocal qualities with continuous slides between notes. Its sympathetic strings and bowl-like resonator give it a deep, reverberant quality. Last year we lost one of the world’s pre-eminent Sarod masters, Guru Pandit Laxmikant Doshi. He received the highest honor awarded to a citizen of India for his contributions in the field of Classical music, the “Gaurav Puraskar”. His son Gaurang studied with Dr. Doshi for forty years, and this week Gaurang pays homage to his guru with a live concert titled “Unity” on the campus of University of NC at Greensboro. In 2010 David Ford spoke with Gaurang and his guru the late Dr. Laxmikant Doshi about the sacrifice and commitment necessary to keep this centuries old tradition alive.
In this interview, that is Winston-Salem based sarod master Gaurang Doshi translating for his father and guru the late Dr. Laxmikant Doshi. On Friday night, March 21st at 7:30 pm in the UNCG Recital Hall, Gaurang will be joined on stage by his daughter sitar player Anusha Doshi, tabla musicians Robin and Rajen Sukhadia, guitarist Dr. Gavin Douglas, vocalist Claire Wright and clarinetist Graham Dart. The concert, in loving memory of Guru Pandit Laxmikant S. Doshi, is titled “Unity”. In full disclosure, David Ford will be giving a short pre-concert lecture at the event. Click here for ticket information.