Indus Pathways: Concert for Peace
Sunday 15 October 2023, 7.30pm
Carole Nash Recital Room
Enjoy an evening of classical music from India and Pakistan. Classical Music (India/Pakistan)
Arnab Chakrabarty sarod
Shahbaz Hussain tabla
Eesher Singh santoor
Kayam Hussain tabla
Presented by Sama Arts Network in Association with Aymen Arts, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Arnab Chakrabarty is one of the top-ranking sarod artists of the current generation. Arnab is a consummate performer and teacher of Hindustani instrumental music. Well known for his fine articulation of musical phrases, prodigious imagination, and fidelity to canonical raga forms, he is one of very few Hindustani musicians today who embody commitment to protecting and advancing the art form. He is the custodian of several hundred raga compositions inherited from both the Lucknow and Shahjahanpur lineages of sarod music.
Shahbaz Hussain is fast emerging as one of the most promising tabla virtuosos of his generation. He has received numerous accolades for his captivating performances, including receiving the prestigious ‘Son of Lahore‘ Award from the Government of Pakistan in 2008. Shahbaz began his training in the art of tabla at age five with his father, the late Ustad Mumtaz Hussain – a prominent vocalist. He later went on to study with tabla legends Ustad Faiyaz Khan from the Delhi Gharana (school), the late Ustad Shaukat Hussain Khan from the Punjab Gharana and finally the late Ustad Allah Rakha Khan. Shahbaz has mastered all the imperative traditional skills as well as the ability to project those skills to more contemporary styles.
Eeshar Singh is a young santoor player who has been training since a young age. He brings a rare twist of modern Santoor techniques blended with the old, as instilled by his Guru, Harjinder Pal Singh, through the traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara (teacher-student tradition). Born and brought up in Yorkshire, Eeshar’s love for Indian classical music started at the SAA-uk Hindustani Academy. Eeshar has since flourished as a musician and has been able to perform across the country for a wide range of programmes. Eeshar has used his training to develop a unique approach to traditional Indian classical music through the development of rhythmical and melodic improvisation.
Kayam Hussain is an outstanding young tabla player son of Ustad Shahbaz Hussain
For full details of the tour visit: www.sama.co.uk
£12.50 (Under 18s, Students, Unwaged, Over 60s) + £1.25 Booking Fee
£15 (Full) + £1.50 Booking Fee
This event will end at approximately 9.45pm.