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Kala Sangam: Sounds of Sitar

Start date: 24 Sep 2016

End date: 24 Sep 2016

Time: 7 pm

Price: £7.50 / £5 / £20 (family of 2 adults and 2 children)

Venue: Kala Sangam Arts House St Peter's House, Bradford BD1 4TY

Venue address: Kala Sangam Arts House St Peter's House, Bradford BD1 4TY


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In collaboration with the World Curry Festival, we are delighted to present an evening of soulful sitar and tabla by nationally reputed artists Mehboob Nadeem and Manjit Singh Rasia respectively.

Mehboob hails from an illustrious family of traditional musicians from the Agra Gharana, and is the grandson of legendary singers Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya) and Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Hussain Khan (Dilrang).

Based in London, Mehboob is a widely respected sitar player and a leading exponent of the present generation of the Vilayatkhani Gharana, a style which mirrors the lyrical quality of the human voice. Throughout his performances, Mehboob’s imagination creates an uncanny immersive landscape that establishes a fine balance between his soulful lyricism and compelling rhythms. Alongside being a performer, Mehboob is a passionate teacher.

Manjit Singh Rasia, one of the UK’s finest Indian percussionists excels not only in his main instrument, the tabla, but also in Latin and Afro-Cuban drumming putting him on the world music platform. Manjit has worked with renowned musicians from India such as the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Shivamani, and Jagjit Singh and also performed percussion arrangements for several films including Bride & Prejudice and West End musicals Bombay Dreams and Rafta Rafta.