Sujit Lohar (pakhawaj)
Soumya Datta (dhrupad)
(approx. 90 mins)
Prominent among the various initiatives undertaken by Citi and the NCPA are two schemes: Support to Gurus and Scholarships to Young Musicians. These programmes are in the field of Hindustani vocal (dhrupad and khayal) and instrumental music (melody and percussion instruments). This series is launched to showcase the beneficiaries of the above schemes. Sujit Lohar is currently learning pakhawaj from Talyogi Suresh Talwalkar for the last seven years. He has also learnt pakhawaj from Subhash Deshmukh. He is a Sangeet Visharad and is pursuing an M.A. Music in pakhawaj. Lohar has performed in many renowned concerts like Beethoven Festival, Germany with Rakesh Chaurasia, Talyatra Mridang Sankirtan organised by Talwalkar, Guru Poornima Mahotsav by Zakir Hussain. He has received the NCPA Scholarship and Bhimsen Joshi Yuva Shishyavrutti and has performed on channels like Zee Talkies, Insynk and DD Bharati. Born in a musical family, Soumya Datta was initiated into music at an early age. Soon he was put under the tutelage of late Bhabani Shankar Majumdar, a veteran dhrupad musician. Later he started receiving intensive taalim from the renowned dhrupad maestro Falguni Mitra, who trained him in alap, dhrupad and dhamar. Datta has obtained second position in West Bengal State Music Academy in dhrupad and has been awarded a National Scholarship in the field of dhrupad by The Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. He is a graded artiste on All India Radio – Kolkata and for the last few years, he has been broadcasting alap, dhrupad and dhamar. Datta has participated in various music festivals such as Salt Lake Music Conference, Shibpur Music Festival, Madanmohantala Sangeet Sammelan etc.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.