Shankar Tucker

LIVE IN CONCERT :: Boston, Nov 4, 2012

About Us

Students for Bhopal at MIT

is a coalition of disaster survivors and environmental, social justice, progressive Indian, and human rights groups that have joined forces to hold the Indian Government and Dow Chemical Corporation accountable for the ongoing chemical disaster in Bhopal, India. It was set up to address the grave injustices suffered by the half million Bhopal Gas Disaster survivors. www.studentsforbhopal.org

Association For India's Development, MIT & Boston Chapters

is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women's empowerment and social justice. www.aidboston.org

IndianRaga

represents a move to democratise the Indian performing arts space by bringing together the very best of upcoming talent within various genres of music. Selected by stalwarts from the field, the attempt is to build and strengthen the next generation of musicians in the region from diverse musical traditions. www.indianraga.in

Concert Details

  • WHEN: November 4, 2012 (6pm)
  • WHERE: MIT, Kresge Auditorium [Parking Details][Directions]
  • Opposite 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
  • Doors open at 5pm; Concert starts at 6pm. First come, first serve seating.
  • Any questions: icjb.us.ab@gmail.com

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Tickets

$15 (MIT students with ID),
$20 (All Students with ID),
$30, $40, $60(Includes dinner with Shankar Tucker + his ensemble)
NOTE: Last day for group discounts available for 5+ tickets. No discounts available on event day - please get your tickets now.

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Update: Sisters, Vandana and Vidya Iyer join other vocalists, Rohan and Rohini for the concert.

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“...magnificently blends the essence of jazz, pop, Indian classical...” - Hindustan Times
“...thinks in raagas instead of chords...” - The Hindu
“...Tucker's fusion gives the classical tunes space to breathe...” - Indian Express

Shankar Tucker

Shankar blends Classical Indian music, jazz and popular music to create a unique and original fusion sound, both in solo recordings and with some of the most talented and accomplished young Carnatic and Hindustani vocalists and instrumentalists, including Vidya and Vandana Iyer, Nirali Kartik, Mahesh Vinayakram, B. Sree Sundarkumar, and others. Shankar himself plays a wide range of instruments in his recordings: piano, bass, kanjira, tabla, and other percussion instruments. As a clarinetist, Shankar has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Zakir Hussain and Hariprasad Chaurasia. Learn more: www.facebook.com/TheShrutiBox

Rohini Ravada

Rohini Ravada has trained in Carnatic Music for over 24 years. Under the teaching and guidance of Mrs. Maragatham Ramaswamy, she has discovered the joy music can bring to one's soul. Thanks to Shankar Tucker she experienced the adventure in bringing a song to life in a new light. Learn more: www.rohiniravada.com

Rohan Kymal

Rohan Kymal is a young singer, musician and actor based in New York. Though Rohan has been singing and playing musical instruments since he was 6 years old, his interest in the theatrical arts blossomed only in his junior year in high school. He went on to attend the prestigious NYU Tisch school of the arts, majoring in theater with a minor in entertainment business. Rohan graduated from NYU in the Spring of 2011 and is currently signed with the talent agency, Henderson Hogan who represents actors in film, television and theatre. Since graduating Rohan has starred in 2 feature films and continues to do Theatre in NYC and various Regional theatres. Learn more: www.rohankymal.com

Vidya and Vandana Iyer

Vidya and Vandana started to learn music at a very young age with D.K. Nagarajan, brother of D.K. Pattammal. Under his teaching and guidance, their passion for music grew throughout the years. It all began when they recorded Nee Nenaindal as a fun project with clarinetist and composer, Shankar Tucker, which started to get attention on YouTube. They hope to release more songs in the future with him and pursue their passion.


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The Cause

Students for Bhopal at MIT

In December 1984, the city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, India suffered the world’s worst industrial disaster. A chemical plant belonging to Union Carbide (now a subsidiary of Dow Chemical) released 40 tons of methyl isocyanate, a highly toxic chemical, immediately killing 4,000 people and affecting over 500,000 residents of the area. Till now, over 25,000 people have died as a result of the disaster, and thousands of Bhopalis are suffering from illnesses caused by exposure and water contamination due to the toxic waste left behind. On average, one person dies every day from its effects. Meanwhile, Indian authorities have failed to bring Union Carbide and Dow chemicals to account. Moreover, despite the repeated promises to clean up the toxic wastes, it lingers on, poisoning the water, the land, and spreading its tentacles every passing day.

The Students for Bhopal at MIT is a group working with members of the South Asian and human rights community to provide justice to the survivors of the Bhopal Chemical Disaster. Besides trying to engender support for the cause and work towards providing justice, Students for Bhopal is trying to build a movement that ensures or tries to ensure that there are No More Bhopals as a result of gross negligence and lack of corporate responsibility anywhere in the world.

www.boston4bhopal.org - www.bhopal.net

Contact us Donate: ICJB

Association For India's Development, MIT & Boston Chapters

is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women's empowerment and social justice. www.aidboston.org

RECOGNITIONS:
2011: AID India got the Times of India : Social Global Impact to India Award.
2011: India New England Reader Choice Award - AID Boston wins in NGO (Philanthropic Group) Category
2011: AID Boston puts Indian tricolor on Prudential Center - 31 Days of Lights

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Contact Us

Please contact us at icjb.us.ab@gmail.com if you have any questions.