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Plaskett Limited Summer Residences: Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha

August 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - August 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

| $ Free

Looking to get a quick arts fix after months of no in person events? Enjoy some art while apart with the Plaskett Limited Summer Residence program! For FREE!

Book a 30 minute visit with your bubble to listen to some music and see some amazing art.

Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha will be in residence at Plaskett Gallery at Massey Theatre from Thursday August 13th and Friday August 15th from 1-4 and Saturday August 15th from 5-7.

Book your 30 minute slot any time during the performing sessions ONLINE or by calling 604.521.5050.

About Cassius Khan
Canada’s most recognizable Indian Classical musician, the globally renowned Cassius Khan is a performer of combining the Classical styles of Ghazal/Thumri singing and the Tabla, the North Indian pair of drums and presents both, simultaneously. He is the senior disciples of the late Malika e Tarannum Mushtari Begum (Dec 25th 1934-March 14th 2004) and Tabla maestro Ustad Rukhsar Ali, who belongs to the Delhi Gharana of Tabla playing.

Combining Indian Classical singing with Tabla, for a single artist, is a first in Indian classical music. Many noted Indian Classical Music gurus have proclaimed that singing and playing Tabla in unison is a difficult feat to master as Tabla playing requires skill and strength, as well as an absolute concentration on the kaleidoscopic rhythm patterns of the repertoire, and singing requires absolute skill in the execution of notes and vibrations of the voice and excellent breathing control. Khan’s trademark is performing the extremely rare and difficult “Tarannum Ang Gayaki style” in which the lyrics share a different metre from the rhythm but they join at the Sum point in a certain phrase.

About Amika Kushwaha
Amika Kushwaha is a performer, choreographer and instructor of Kathak. She is one of the few Kathak artists in Canada who pairs her performances with live musical accompaniment. This live collaboration between dancer and musician enables moments of spontaneity and thus no two performances are ever the same. Her interactions with her audiences and her style of explanation of dance compositions have made her a delight to watch on stage. She has performed in notable festivals such as the Next Step Dance Festival, the Indian Electronica Festival, Vancouver Island, SXSW, Canada Music Week, Mission and Vancouver Folk Music Festivals.

About Plaskett Limited Music Residences
The Plaskett Limited Music Program provides pandemic appropriate opportunities for artists to work and for the public to enjoy performances. Artists will be present three times in the week, with a schedule as follows: Thursday and Friday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm; Saturday 5:00 pm-7:00pm. This will be an extension of the existing Gallery program, with groups booking 30-minute slots to see the gallery show and the performers. Finally, all artists will return to participate in a showcase/pandemic reflection event on Sunday August 30th. Featuring MC Allan Morgan, all artists will perform, and all will share some reflections about the first five months under pandemic and how it has impacted their lives, careers, and artistic practice.

Thursday August 13th and Friday August 15th from 1-4 and Saturday August 15th from 5-7. Book a 30 minute time slot with your bubble ONLINE or by calling 604.521.5050. FREE


August 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
August 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
$ Free
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