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HARMONYOM (N.Y.) presents East Indian Classical Music…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 26, 2008

East Indian Classical Music/2nd Annual Concert…

Lee Torchia and Polash Gomes celebrate the birthday of Lee’s Guru PANDIT PRAN NATH (Nov 3, 1918 – June 13, 1996). Lee Torchia is a Disciple of Pandit Pran Nath, India ‘s acknowledged Master of Kirana Gharana Vocal.

Lee Torchia (Vocalist)

Lee Torchia (Vocalist)

Lee Torchia came to New York as an actress, and was introduced to the Indian Raga Singer, Pandit Pran Nath, and his Disciples, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and the composer of “In C“, Terry Riley.

For the next twenty years, she studied Raga with Guruji, traveling to India with him many times, teaching and performing with him in Europe, and becoming his Initiated Disciple in January, 1996. She performs at colleges and festivals and lives and teaches in New York City.

Polash Gomes is an accomplished tabla player in New York area. He follows the line of the distinguished Lucknow baj a disciple of Dr. Mrinal Pal a senior disciple of Khanshaib Ustad Afaq Hussain Khan of Lucknow Gharana. He has also studied tabla under Pandit Swapan Chaudhri. He is the founder of Rageshree Music institute ( ), a not-for-profit organization.

Date: 2nd November 2008
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Manhattan Plaza – Ellington Room (2nd Floor)
Street: 400 West 43 Street (43 Street and 9th Avenue)
City/Town: New York, NY

Price: Free and Open to the Public

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Created by Veronique Lerebours in 2008, HarmoNYom is an organization based in New York and passionately dedicated to the love of Indian classical Music.

HarmoNYom’s aspiration is to promoting and building an awareness of Indian artists in the performing of music in New York and specifically of Indian Classical Music.
HarmoNYom’s mission is also to facilitate musicians, schools, teachers, promoters and organizations related to Indian Classical Music to connect.

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One Response to “HARMONYOM (N.Y.) presents East Indian Classical Music…”

  1. Eljay, Hi,
    Thank you again for posting the event on your site last year.
    As per our last internet conversation (and sorry for not following up sooner), I was wondering how we can collaborate together.
    I did a lot of changes since the past few months and it is time now for HarmoNyom to move to the second step!
    HarmoNyom is now on Facebook (NY and NJ), on Twitter and other blogs to come. The monthly newsletter has been improved and the website is now almost completed.
    Let me know.
    Best regards,
    +1 917 751 4077 or


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