History was written when two maestro’s of Indian Classical Music came together!
Pt. Ashok Pathak is considered as a unique sitar artist. He was trained in the traditional Pathak Gharana style of music by his father and Guru late Pt. Balaram Pathak. His intensive research in music has resulted in an extra ordinary style of playing. Traditional ‘gatkari’, perfect mastery of ‘meend’ technique and great virtuosity in ‘Gamak tan’, ‘Jor’ and ‘Jhala’ can be experienced in his play. He has dedicated his live in exploring the possibilities of sitar. His influences are widely appreciated and are inspiring to the younger generation of sitar players. He was awarded the title of ‘International man of the Year 1991’ by the prestigious Cambridge University.
Pt. Anindo Chatterjee is a world renowned tabla player. He is the disciple of late Padmabhushan Pt. Gyan Prakash Ghosh. He has achieved the most aesthetically satisfying combination of tradition and innovation. His virtuosity is seen in his sense of balance and proportion, crisp tonal quality and modulation of sound production. Anindo’s ability to weave the most intricate textures with tabla bols and to remain uncompromising with crispness and clarity at virtually and speed has seen him adding new dimensions to his instrument. He is a receiver of the “Sangeet Natak Akademi award”, the highest Indian recognition given to practising artists.
The combination of two highly esteemed artists will result in an unforgettable performance. A must see!
Watch their performance in Brussels in July 2012, or visit their websites!
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