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Life according to the Hindu philosophy is an illusion. This world conceals the real spiritual world behind a veil. Maya is the veil that conceals this true character of spiritual reality. We strive and struggle through our lives to grasp the true nature of our existence. We travel from childhood to adulthood, through relationships, romance, sorrow and happiness, not realizing that the lives we experience are not our true nature at all. Therein lies the need for a spiritual quest that finally leads us to our destination.
Maya is an ode to the beauty of this illusion, a force so strong that it lures the human heart with an irresistible power. Bickram Ghosh, a master weaver of musical tales, takes the listener on a journey that traverses and explores the terrain that the Maya of life conjures and that deeper sense of the world, lying just underneath waiting to be discovered. It is a world without strife and contradiction – place where we are finally united with our true selves.
Maya is part of East Meets Wests Music’s UTSAV! series featuring students, collaborators, and fellow musicians of Ravi Shankar celebrating the legacy and life of the sitar maestro. This installment features the talents of Indian music composer and world-renowned percussionist Bickram Ghosh, who performed with Shankar for over a decade. Like the global influence and collaborative nature of the Maestro, Maya features artists from India, the United States, Australia, France, England, Armenia and Canada.