JUBILANT JUGALBANDIS, the 11th Quarterly Baithak under the series Legends of Tomorrow being organized by Pracheen Kala Kendra
on 9th November 2018 at Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg, New Delhi from 6:30 pm onwards.
JUBILANT JUGALBANDIS, the 11th Quarterly Baithak under the series “Legends of Tomorrow” is dedicated to Indian Classical Music and is being organized by Pracheen Kala Kendra on 9th November 2018 at Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg, New Delhi from 6:30 pm onwards.
SITAR –TABLA JUGALBANDI:
Sitar – Tabla Jugalbandi by the brilliant sitar player Pt. Manu Seen and Shri Rishabh Seen. On Tabla Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra, one of the top ranking exponents of Tabla in India, will feature with his illustrious son Shri Rahul Kumar Mishra.
Pandit Manu Kumar Seen is a brilliant sitar player from Jalandhar, Punjab. Born into a family of musicians, he inherited his talents and abilities from his father and Guru, Sangeet Acharya Ustad Lacchman Singh Seen, a very renowned and legendary musician of the Punjab Gharana. His father instilled into him the deep spiritual nature of Indian Classical Music and opened his mind to the feelings and the meditative aspect of the various ragas. Punjab has it’s own unique style of playing sitar and this is what was handed down to him from his father. Before being initiated into sitar playing, Pt. Manu Seen was taught vocal music and tabla by his father at a young age.
Pt. Ram Kumar Mishra is one of the top ranking exponents of Tabla in India. He is the grandson of Tabla wizard late Pt. Anokhe Lal Mishra and son of legendary vocalist Padma Bhushan Pt. Chhannu Lal Mishra. Ram Kumar Mishra started his Tabla "Talim” from his mother Smt. Manorama Mishra, Daughter of Pt. Anokhe Lal ji at the age of four. Highly gifted, had his first concert at the age of 11 and since then, Ram Kumar ji has performed throughout the length and breadth of India as a solo artist and as an accompanist to almost all the top musicians and covering all major music festival.
Tabla jugalbandi between Shri Anubrata Chatterjee and Shri Shubh Maharaj,
Shri Anubrata Chatterjee, son of the world-renowned tabla maestro Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, was nurtured from a very tender age to be a tabla player. He had the rare fortune of being the youngest and the last "Ganda-Bandh" disciple of the great guru, Padmabhushan - Deshkottam Jnan Prakash Ghosh in 1992. Subsequently, Anubrata continued his training under the gifted tutelage of his father.
He made his debut as an accompanying artist with the legendary Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia and since then, has gone on to successfully accompany living legends of Indian Classical Music such as Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Rais Khan, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Sh. T.H.Vikku Vinayakram, and other respected musicians all over the world.
Shri Shubh Maharaj was born in 1987 in a musical family of tabla maestro Pt. Kishan Maharaj as his maternal grandson. His father Pt. Vijay Shankar is a renowned Kathakdancer, easily inheriting music in his blood from the previous generations from both his family bloodlines. From a very young age, Shubh used to thump mini tabla sets and hence in a small age of just one, his father devoted him in the feet of his maternal grandfather Pt Kishan Maharaj, the most perfect hands to show the correct path to the small tabla player. As the heritage passed on, Shubh formally became his grandfather's "Ganda bandh Shaagrid” in 1993 and joined thue traditional family chain of Pt.Kanthe Maharaj.
They will be accompanied on the harmonium by Sh. Rajendra Prasad Banerjee.