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Kala Ramnath + Tabla Grooves

Kala Ramnath with violin

This double-bill brings together Hindustani violin, and a special tabla ensemble paying tribute to the memory of Pandit Shankar Ghosh (1935-2016), one of the modern pioneers of the tabla.

Experience mesmerising grooves played by three outstanding exponents of the tabla, Parimal Chakraborty, Gurdain Rayatt and Kaushik Konwar. They perform a piece written by one of the instrument’s foremost innovators, Pandit Shankar Ghosh, a composer that embraced a huge range of compositional styles.

In the second half, ‘The Singing Violin’ takes the stage – or so the string instrument has come to be known in the hands of prodigious violinist Kala Ramnath.  She learnt her art by some of the finest Hindustani and Carnatic masters including Vidwan A. Narayan Iyer, Dr N. Rajam and Pandit Jasraj.  She is accompanied by the dynamic and virtuosic tabla master, Pandit Yogesh Samsi.

6.30pm Tabla Grooves

8.10pm interval

8.30pm Kala Ramnath

Approximate total running time 3 hours 45 minutes including interval

All timings are approximate and subject to change

Presented by Darbar in association with Barbican


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