A concert of classical Indian music featuring sitar, tabla and an instrument being a fusion of sitar and guitar, will be held at Kincumber as a complementary event to the Five Lands Walk.
The concert, on Saturday, June 20 at Kincumber Primary School, will be an opportunity to listen to esteemed musicians, Mr Pandit Debasus Chakroborty on slide guitar, Mr Maharshi Rval playing tabla and Prof Lovely Sharma on sitar.
Mr Chakroborty is a classical player, born in Calcutta, and started learning guitar from his father.
He still follows the oldest traditions of playing sarode, sitar and veena with a modified Hawaiian guitar, which has its own technical virtuosity and three octave advantages.
His pure style, unique imagination and absorption with melody, make his recital “enchanting”.
Prof Sharma is a teacher of classical sitar and her areas of research interest are music therapy, music quality, education and folk music.
She has 26 research publications and seven books to her credit and is a musicologist and music therapist of international repute.
Mr Raval has been a student of the tabla for 25 years through the Saptak School of Music in Ahmedabad.
He has travelled extensively as an accompanist to Indian classical vocalists, instrumentalists and Kathak dancers.
He now lives in Sydney and runs a music institute of Indian classical music and dance where he teaches students in groups and individual classes.
On Indian Heritage Day, he conducted and directed a tabla recital of 100 students aged between three and 16 years and has performed on Channel Seven’s X-Factor and Good News Week on Channel 10.
Email, 29 May 2015
Dayasagar Saraswati, A
Concert of Indian Music