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A Hindustani Music Vocal Duet Concert with Padmabhushans Pandits Rajan & Sajan Misra
As part of the SIFAS Festival of Classical Indian Music, Dance & Arts 2019

Hindustani classical music is the traditional music of northern regions of the Indian subcontinent. Its origins date from the 12th century. Hindustani music places more emphasis on improvisation and exploring all aspects of a raga.

As a mark of celebrating rich tradition of Indian Classical Music, in this program SIFAS features Padmabhushans Pandits Rajan & Sajan Misra, one of the top-most Vocal Duo today with a distinguished lineage. Well known for their serene music, they will share the stage with highly accomplished musicians of their generation, Maestro Pandit Kumar Bose on Tabla and Pandit Dharamnath Misra on Harmonium.

Start Sales Date

8 Feb 2019, 9am

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8 Feb 2019, 10am


Tamil and Sanskrit


Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

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Pandits Rajan & Sajan Misra, the inimitable duo of Indian Classical music, belong to the family of great maestros of Banaras. They commenced their tutelage at a very tender age from the doyens of Banaras Gharana, their father and uncle, Pandit Hanuman Prasad Misra & Pandit Gopal Misra respectively. Banaras, one of the oldest cities of the world, also declared as UNESCO City of Music, is enriched with centuries of a musical, spiritual and cultural heritage. The voices of Pandit Rajan & Sajan Misra carry the rich nuances of this spiritual city. And their music embraces those ancient sensibilities which are rendered in a contemporary setting to reach out to the world. Their music takes you from the tangible earthiness of Banaras, to the intangible grandeur of the ragas. Their mellifluous voice conveys the aesthetics of music in a lucid earthy manner, combined with masterly command over the techniques. The intricate creative process makes their rendering both academically rich and melodically abounding. Their music religiously observes the purity of raga and is gifted with rare sensitivity. Honoured recipients of prestigious Padmabhushan Award, Tansen Award, Omkarnath Thakur Award, Kashi Gaurav, Yash Bharti Award, Honorary Citizenship of Baltimore, USA, Pandit Rajan & Pandit Sajan Misra have delighted audiences all over the world, and their creativity and contribution to the art has won them wide recognition from various quarters and many accolades.

Pundit Kumar Bose is an Indian Tabla maestro and composer of Indian classical music. He belongs to the Banaras Gharana style of Tabla playing and has honed his skills under the tutelage of the legendary Pandit Kishan Maharaj. Pandit Bose rose to prominence with his flamboyant performances with Pandit Ravi Shankar. In a career spanning more than four decades, Pandit Kumar Bose has established himself as one of the leading exponents of the Tabla and an internationally recognized face in the world of Indian Classical Music. Bose has elevated the Tabla as a musical instrument in its own right, both through solo performances and through his accompaniment of others. He has the rare distinction of highly acclaimed performances with Zubin Mehta's Philharmonic Orchestra and participation in several symphony orchestras conducted by Ravi Shankar, Yehudi Menuhin, and Arnovich in England, Italy, China, Russia and the United States. He has collaborated with leaders in jazz, pop and rock, and his duet with Iranian thumba player Professor Semurani has drawn rich praise. He received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2007.

Pandit Dhramanath Misra is beloved co-artiste of Pt.Ravi Shankar, Birju Maharaj, Pt.Rajan – Sajan Misra. His musical journey started under the tutelage of Pt. Vishwanath Mishra, Bade Ram das Ji and Pt. Ganesh Prasad Mishra of Banaras Gharana. He specialized in Khayal. Thumri, Dadra Chaiti, Hori and Kajri. He is equally gifted in Ghazal and Bhajans. He has accompanied several accomplished Vocalists with his Harmonium. He has widely performed in India and abroad. He has directed music for several Hindi and Sanskrit Dance Ballets. He is a recipient of several awards including Sangeeth Natak Academy “Achche Guru Award”, and Begum Akhtar award.

This performance is presented in collaboration with The Esplanade as part of the 18th edition of the SIFAS Festival of Classical Indian Music, Dance & Arts 2019.

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Event Date
Sat, 6 Apr 2019


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