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AMOC Presents Sufi, Sax, & Sitar – The Path of the Heart & Soul with The Sangeet Millennium Ensemble

Sangeet Millennium Ensemble brings their interpretation of a carefully curated repertoire of Sufi-themed songs. Sangeet Millennium ensemble blends layers of tradition with innovation, fusing the sung verses in Punjabi, Urdu, and dialects of Hindi, with the instrumental voices of sitar and saxophone, supported by harmonium and tabla.

Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 South Windomere Avenue Dallas, TX 75208
May 4, 2023
7:30 PM

The Sangeet Millennium Ensemble

Founded in 2006 and led by Amie Maciszewski, the Sangeet Millennium Ensemble follows the precedent set by by her guru, Sarode Maestro Aashish Khan, and his elders, in which players of diverse instruments collaborate to compose, arrange, and perform loosely structured pieces, often based on classical ragas, allowing for considerable improvisation. They perform arrangements and improvisations of both traditional Indian melodies and original “new world music.”

The Sangeet Millennium Ensemble was selected among the Top Ten Best Performing Bands/World Music 2010-11 in the Austin Chronicle Readers’ Poll. The project’s artistic work has received support from the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, City of Austin Cultural Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Mid-America Arts Alliance, among others. The Ensemble has released three CDs, the award-winning “Shimmering” (2006), “Sangeet Safar” (2010), and “Pathways of the Soul/Ruhaani Manzilen/Moner Poth” (2016).

Amie's Solo Performances

Dr. Amie is a world-renowned sitarist and ethnomusicologist. A studied musician with over a decade’s immersion training in India (Santiniketan, Kolkata) and a career entering its fifth decade, Amie brings the authenticity of deep cultural experience, research, and connection to Sangeet Millennium’s musical offerings, as well as proficiency in Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu. With her soulful melodies and expert musicianship, not only is she a gifted performer, but also a passionate educator and advocate for cultural understanding.

Amie has had the privilege, of collaborating with a number of expert musicians in the field of Hindustani classical and light-classical music, Karnatak (South Indian classical) music, Rajasthani folk music, Indo-Pakistan Sufi music, Persian classical music, Arabic music, jazz, and Western classical music. She has also played with performers of the North Indian classical dance form Kathak, eastern India’s Odissi, and South India’s Bharata Natyam; with Kathak-flamenco fusion; with classically-based contemporary Indian dance. In addition, she has provided live soundtrack for theatrical recitation. Amie welcomes collaborations; for her they are a means to both broaden her musical horizons, and sharpen her artistic astuteness, as well as to share the intensity and joy of artistic creation and performance.

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