An evening of North Indian Classical Music featuring the sarod, a highly sophisticated string instrument which, being fretless, can produce the continuous slides between notes which are an important feature of Indian music. A similar instrument may have existed about two thousand years ago in ancient India during the ages of the Gupta kings. The sarod is also believed to have descended from the Afghan rubab, an instrument originating in Central Asia and Afghanistan. The word sarod roughly translates to "beautiful sound" or "melody" in Persian.
A tabla is a pair of twin hand drums from the Indian subcontinent. Since the 18th century, it has been the principal percussion instrument in Hindustani classical music, where it may be played solo, together with other instruments and vocals, or in larger ensembles. The playing technique is complex and involves extensive use of the fingers and palms in various configurations to create a wide variety of different sounds and rhythms.
Suhas Mitra is a passionate sarod player with wonderful aesthetic sensibility. He is an avid student of Indian Classical Music and this beautiful string instrument. His past gurus include the late Shri Kaustav Roy, a senior disciple of Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta - and then the late Shri Bidyut Khan who was the elder son of Ustad Bahadur Khan. Hence, his music is influenced by both the Maihar and the Senia-Shahjehanpur gharanas. Currently under the experienced guidance of Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, Suhas is blossoming into a highly accomplished sarod player.
Vijay Kangutkar started learning vocal music with his father in Mumbai and quickly found Tabla. He was fortunate to meet the great Tabla master Pandit Taranath Rao and spent decades under his guidance. Vijay has accompanied many accomplished musicians and spends his time, passing on this great oral tradition, as a full time Tabla teacher. Vijay has taught in Glasgow since 1989 and returns to India annually, often with his students to perform and learn.
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