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Sukhwinder Singh + Young Masters

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A chance to witness one of the finest international tabla masters and some of the best emerging artists in this double bill.

We open the Festival with two of India’s most loved instruments, the iconic sitar and sarod. Sengupta and Shrivastav, among the best emerging talents in India, perform a duet of captivating music through soul-stirring ragas from the Hindustani tradition of north India. They are accompanied by another young rising star of the tabla, Patitundi.

One of the finest tabla masters living outside of India today, Sukhwinder Singh’s breathtaking, rhythmic improvisation stands him as one of the great masters of the form. Having learnt his art from legendary Pandit Kishen Maharaj amongst other masters, he has become known for his formidable, flamboyant style. He is accompanied by Milind Kulkarni, who plays the nagma, a melody that is repeated with rhythmic precision.

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