The concert offers hypnotic performances of the extremely musically exuberant, magical and enrapturing genres of Pan-Indian (India as a sub-continent) classical and highly popular semi-classical music. This session features two leading classical performers of Indian classical music Shiraz Ali Khan(Sarodist) and Arindam Bhattacharyya (Vocalist) accompanied by Mainak Biswas on Tabla & Percussion.
The event starts from 7:30 PM in the evening at Artkhoj, 31/2, 22nd Main, JP Nagar 2nd Phase, Bangalore on 6th October, 2023.
About the Artists:
Son of pt. Swaraj Bhattacharyya, a leading tabla maestro and the torch bearer of Lucknow gharana (school of music), Arindam is a classical musician trained in the Hindustani music tradition. He predominantly belongs to the Kirana gharana and is influenced by the Patiala gharana. Shri Ranjan Mukherjee, disciple of the eminent classical vocalist Pandit Manas Chakraborty, has trained Arindam. His dedication to the field of music saw him earn the national scholarship by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, among the many awards that he has received. Arindam has performed in several music festivals and programs.
Shiraz Ali Khan
With a young talent of the present generation, Shiraz Ali Khan is making a sincere attempt to carry on the lineage of the prestigious Maihar Gharana. With a towering background, as the great grandson of legendary Acharya Baba Allauddin Khan, grandson of Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, and son of Late Dhyanesh Khan and nephew of Ustad Aashish Khan, Shiraz is firmly rooted in his tradition as a sarode player, to make his way, break boundaries and carve a niche for himself, as an artiste to reckon with. As a teenager, he started experimenting with introducing other musical influences to the classical compositions he was trained to play, which resulted in the birth of a fusion band, Indian Blue, in 2002. Being the lead player for his band gives him the freedom to orchestrate compositions that create several new sounds. He is instrumental in taking his band beyond the comforts of their home city, Kolkata.
Mainak Biswas is a talented and accomplished tabla player who is making waves in the world of Indian classical music. He is currently developing his musical career under the tutelage of Guru Shri Ashim Bhattacharjee as a soloist and accompanist of the Farukhabad Gharana. Mainak's journey in the world of music began at the early age of five when he performed publicly for the first time at the Aashish Khan School of World Music in Kolkata. Since then, he has continued to hone his skills in tabla and has also mastered other percussion instruments such as Pakhawaj and Drums, which he performs with great finesse and skill around the world. In addition to his classical taalim under his guru's guidance, Mainak has also been exploring various forms of World Music with his band, ZYNC. He is a versatile and dynamic musician who is not afraid to experiment with different genres and styles of music. Apart from his exceptional talent as a musician, Mainak is also known for his brilliant sense of audio production and dynamics, which helps him deliver the best sound of his instrument in performances.