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  • Venue
    Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
  • Date Time
    12 January 2024 | 6:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Member Price
    Rs.2,250, 1,800, 1,350, 900 & 720/- (Inclusive of GST)
  • Non Member Price
    Rs.2,500, 2,000, 1,500, 1,000 & 800/- (Inclusive of GST)

Event Details

Zakir Hussain  (tabla)
Niladri Kumar (sitar)

An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Sahachari Foundation Events

Main sponsors: HSBC, DIA

In recent times, tabla players have lent new dimensions to the aesthetics of an overall musical presentation. As a result, the tabla player is recognised as an integral part of a performance, and not a mere accompanist.

In this regard, the contribution made by Zakir Hussain, the internationally renowned tabla maestro, is indeed invaluable. He has introduced elements of jazz, fusion and world music into the tabla repertoire, thus widening its creative gamut. In this performance, the inimitable master will showcase the versatility of tabla by playing solo as well as providing rhythmic accompaniment to sitar.

A fifth-generation sitar player, Niladri Kumar has trained with his father, Kartick Kumar and other great masters, including the legendary maestro, Ravi Shankar. Kumar has had exposure to world music, and today, he is a prominent instrumentalist representing the younger generation of musicians.

In this recital, the artistes will explore sonic space with each other, leaving aside the conventional hierarchy of either one of the instruments.


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