Surjeet Singh & Sanju Sahai
11 February 2022
Tickets: Pay What You Can (Box office closes: 11th February, 5pm)
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Digital premiere of an enchanting sarangi concert performed by Surjeet Singh & Sanju Sahai.
With accompaniment from the taus and tanpura.
Surjeet Singh is a UK based sarangi player who learnt the art of sarangi from the acclaimed sarangi master Pundit Ram Narayan Ji. Surjeet Singh has performed with critically acclaimed artists including Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Salamat Ali Khan and Shri L K Pundit. His music has been featured on various Channel 4 programmes. Surjeet Singh is dedicated to sharing the art of sarangi and Indian classical music.
Sanju Sahai is one of the finest and most sought-after contemporary tabla players. Belonging to the Benares gharana, Sanju has performed internationally at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and The Royal Albert Hall. He has accompanied many legendary musicians including Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Vilayat Khan Saheb and Ustad Shahid Parvez.
The sarangi is a three-melody string instrument used particularly for folk and Hindustani classical music. The sarangi is said to be the instrument that most closely resembles the human voice. The taus, a large instrument with movable frets, is played with a bow and emerged from the Punjab. The tanpura is a reference chord instrument used in Indian classical music.
This digital concert will premiere on Friday the 11th of February, 8pm. It will be available online for 5 days.
To make this musical experience accessible for everyone this concert is available on a pay what you can basis.
We rely on funds and grants to make our work accessible for everyone. Our suggested donation for this digital concert is: £10
Registration required for access.