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ICMDS is a non-profit organization dedicated to the task of promoting Indian Classical Music & Dance in the triangle area. ICMDS has been hosting various music & dance concerts since 1987. During these years, many eminent artists have presented a variety of rich Indian music & dances to the triangle arts lovers.

WHAT IS ICMDS?

The Indian Classical Music and Dance Society strives to arrange an impressive lineup of programs that meets the expectations of enthusiasts of the Indian Classical arts in the Triangle area. None of this is possible without your continued support. Please support ICMDS and the efforts of the board by simply becoming a member. Your support is essential and vital to program planning and to inviting premier artists to our community. Please enroll as a member today!!.

"DURGA"
a fantastic Classical Dance Ballet by
"Hema Malini and Group of 25 Classical Dancers"
that has Enthralled Millions of Dance Lovers

ICMDS Collaborates this program with Zagmag Entertainment On: Saturday, June 28th at 7:00 pm
in HSNC (Hindu Bhavan) Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC

"RUDRAKSHYA"
An Inspiring Spiritual Journey Through the Immortal Dance by
"Guru Bichitrananda Swain"
performing the Ancient Wonderful Odissi Dance

ICMDS Collaborates on this program with Odishi Society of America South East Chapter (OSA-SE) On: Sunday, Aug 3rd at 3:00 pm
in Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary, NC

"TRADITION in TRANSITION"
An Evening of Indian Classical Parampara by:
"Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty & Ms. Kaushiki Chakraborty"
Father-Daughter Live in Concert

ICMDS Co-sponsors this program with HSNC On: Saturday, June 7th at 6:00 pm
in HSNC (Hindu Bhavan) Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC

"TRADITION in TRANSITION"
An Evening of Indian Classical Parampara by:
"Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty & Ms. Kaushiki Chakraborty"
Father-Daughter Live in Concert

On: Saturday, June 7th at 5:00 pm
in HSNC (Hindu Bhavan) Cultural Hall, Morrisville, NC

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Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty and Child Prodigee: Kaushiki Chakraborty



Vidushi Kaushik Chakraborty, one of the best female singers in India today

ICMDS Presents Dr. Ajoy Chakraborty and Vidushi Kaushiki Chakraborty

Performance of AJOY Chakrabarty (in Raag Pahadi):

Performance of the Kaushiki Chakraborty: Raaga Bageshree on Maa Saraswathi Devi


"Gondwana Dawn" From the swirling mists at the dawn of the Ancient Eastern hymns of the Veda, and the Ancient spirituality of Africa, the Cradle of Humankind. A unique concert of Indo African musicians on: Sat., Sept 21st in Green Hope High School School, Cary, NC

An Evening of Pleasant Ragas with Pandit Tejendra Majumdar and Pandit Tanmoy Bose
on Sat., Jun 8th 2013 @ 6:00 pm

An Evening of Pleasant Ragas with Pandit Tejendra Majumdar and Pandit Tanmoy Bose
on Sat., Jun 8th 2013 @ 6:00 pm

Venue: West Cary Middle, Cary, NC

"AMJAD ALI KHAN" - North India's most popular musician brings his sons - rising sarodists Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan on Fri., Feb 1st 2013 @ 8 pm in Page Auditorium, Duke University

Performance of the Master of "Sarod"

"One of the 20th Century's Greatest Masters of the Sarod "AMJAD ALI KHAN" performs with his sons - Amaan Ali Khan & Ayaan Ali Khan on Fri., Feb 1st 2013 @ 8 pm in Duke University

"PADMA VIBHUSHAN, PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ & COMPANY" - The Legend of "Kathak" Dynasty! Brings his Utterly Charming Presence on Thu., Oct 4th '12 @ 8 pm in Reynolds Theater, Duke

Kathak Performance of Padmavibhushan BIRJU MAHARAJ & COMPANY

in Carnegie Hall

Kalaa Ratna, Natyaacharya Sri Pasumarthi Venkateswara Sarma as "Mahishasura"

ICMDS & Duke present: Anoushka Shankar & the Traveller Ensemble-'Flamenco Journey'-04/14/12

ENSEMBLE: Anoushka Shankar - Sitar ; Sandra Carrasco - Vocals ; Sanjeev Shankar - Shehnai ; Pirashanna Thevarajah - Mridangam, ghatam, kanjira n moorsing ; Melon Jimenez - Flamenco guitar ; Bernhard Schimpelsberger - Cajon n Spanish percussion.

ICMDS & Duke Perf. proudly present: Ustad Zakir Hussian & Pandit Rakesh Chaurasia- on 09/30/11

Membership Fees for Categories Effective from January 01, 2013

  • Patron Family Members - $250 per family
    (Patron family membership includes the benefits of extended family membership, and in addition, premium seating, and honorable mention in brochures)
  • Extended Family membership - $180 per family
    (This allows free membership for the family as well as visiting parents etc)
  • Full-Society Family Members - $150 per family
    (Family as defined per IRS & only those who you claim as dependents in the tax return forms.)
  • Sr. Family Members - $100 per family
    (Family as defined per IRS & only those who you claim as dependents in the tax return forms.)
  • Patron Individual Members - $125 per person
    (Patron ind. members get premium seats, and honorable mention in our brochures)
  • Individual Members - $75 per person
    (Non Senior Citizens)
  • Student / Sr. Citizen - $50 per person
    (Students have to be Full-time Students, Sr. Citizen (65 and up)

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

SPRING 2014

Date/Time: Sat., Mar 8th @1:00 pm
Event: LOCAL TALENT PROGRAM
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Arts, Raleigh, NC
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Date/Time: Thu., Mar 27th 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Event: "Masters of Percussion" "A classical Tabla player of the highest order, Ustad Zakir Hussain performs with The Masters of Percussion"
Venue: Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Durham, NC
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Date/Time: Fri., Apr 25th @7:00 pm
Event: "A Rare Evening Classical Ragas" by:"Padmabhushan Pandits: Rajan & Sajan Mishra - Live in Concert""
Venue: HSNC Cultural Hall (Hindu Bhavan), Morrisville, NC
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SPRING 2013

Date/Time: Fri., Feb 1st 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Event: "AMJAD ALI KHAN" - North India's most popular musician brings his sons - Sarodists Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan
Venue: Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Mar 30th @10:00 am
Event: LOCAL TALENT PROGRAM
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Arts, Raleigh, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Apr 6th @5:00 pm
Event: "S A N K A R A" - A Jugalbandhi of Carnatic & Hindustani Rhythmical Instrumental Music
Venue: Rosenau Auditorium in UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Apr 27th @6:00 pm
Event: An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music with Uday Bhawalkar famous Dhrupadiya artist from Pune
Venue: Green Hope High School, Cary, NC
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Date/Time: Fri., May 31st @7:00 pm
Event: Kathak Lecture Demo by: Guru Maneesha Sathe, one of the Kathak exponents
Venue: NaachMasaala, Morrisville, NC
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Date/Time: Sat., Jun 8th @6:00 pm
Event: An Evening of Pleasant Ragas by Pandit Tejendra Majumdar
Venue: West Cary Middle, Cary, NC
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Date/Time: Sun., Jun 23rd @ 6:00 pm
Event: "Hindustani Music Lecture Demo by: Guru Smt. Dr. Monica Shah, Director of Aradhana Sangeet Academy"
Venue: NaachMasaala Studio, Morrisville, NC
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"Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty"

... is considered one of the vocal legends of Indian Classical music. He is notable for imagination and sensitivity to lyrics, coupled with his uncanny sense of rhythm. Recipient of as many as 4 prestigious awards of highest order from the President of India - Padma Shri, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Kumar Gandharva National Award and the Best Male Playback Singer

Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty has received felicitation from both the former and present Chief Ministers of West Bengal. The first Indian vocalist invited by the Pakistan and Chinese governments, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty has performed in innumerable concerts and is still participating in all prestigious music conferences and festivals, including Dover Lane, Rabindra Sadan, Kala Mandir, Science City in Kolkata; Sanmukhananda, Nehru Centre, NCPA in Mumbai; Kamani and Sirifort in Delhi; Carnegie and Kenedy Centre in USA, Royal Albert and Queen Elizabeth in England; Theatre De La Ville in France to name a few.

He also was awarded Honorary Citizenship in New Orleans, USA after performing with Jazz musicians at Preservation Hall, the birthplace of jazz music. Thus far, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty has recorded over 100 albums, mostly published from India, USA, Canada, UK, and Germany, composed of pure classical numbers including live performances and various other genres - Thumri, Dadra, Bhajan and other devotional songs like Shyamasangeet and many Bengali numbers, including songs of Tagore and Qazi Najrul Islam. Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty's official website

Inspired by the ideals of his Guru Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty founded Shrutinandan - A Music Kingdom, a musical institution designed to preserve and perpetuate the tradition of Indian Raga music. By the late 90s, he started to nurture young and budding talents in his music school, and it has since developed into a 1000+ strong body after a period of a decade and a half. The success of his teaching method is demonstrated by his daughter and disciple Kaushiki Chakrabarty, who is accepted globally as the torch-bearer of the Shrutinandan Concept and as an accomplished female vocalist. Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty's Shrutinandan website

"Vidushi. Kaushik Desikan Chakraborty"

... is one of the best female singers in India today. Kaushiki normally sings Classical Songs and also Modern Songs with a Classical base. This sweet looking lady with her melodious voice, under the best guidance of her father Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, and with her amazing vocals, dedication has a stellar career in Classical Music.

Kaushiki started replicating musical patterns at the age of two; by 12, she was a scholar at the ITC Sangeet Research Academy (SRA); at 15, she was on a 50-concert tour of the US. At the age of 20, Kaushiki was invited to sing at Dover Lane for the next seven years.

Kaushiki's efforts are amply reflected in her recitals - a mature and often lilting vistaar is inevitably followed by fierce taans covering three and half octaves.

Like her father, Mrs. Chakrabarty performs 2 major divisions of Indian classical music, Hindustani and Carnatic. She has also studied and incorporated aspects of contemporary Indian pop music, thus considerably widening her audience. Kaushiki has participated in many famous Classical Concerts like the ITC Sangeet Sammelan in India, the Spring Festival of Music in California and Parampara Program in Los Angeles just to name a few. Vidushi Mrs. Kaushiki Chakrabarty official website