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Musicians

Tabla player
Sarangi player
Percussionist

Date & Time

Thursday Thu, 1 Jun 2023

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Immerse yourself in a captivating fusion of traditional and contemporary music as you witness Ejaz Hussain and Aditya Shanker. Hailing from a rich background of Hindustani classical music, these young musicians are on a mission to redefine the boundaries of musical expression.

The timeless sounds of the Sarangi blend seamlessly with modern beats and melodies. The evocative notes of Ejaz’s Sarangi blend with Aditya’s tabla, creating a transformative experience that transcends age and musical preferences. Whether you’re a connoisseur of classical music or a lover of contemporary tunes, their innovative fusion is sure to captivate you.

Musicians

Aditya Shanker

Tabla player

Aditya Shanker has learnt Tabla from two maestros of India – Late Pandit Sarit Das from Farukkabad Gharana and Ustad Rafiuddin Sabri from Delhi Gharana. He has performed on several prestigious stages in India and abroad. He is the speaker of TEDx Talks on Sound Effects in Music using the Tabla. Aditya has collaborated with international artists for his concerts – Pianist Natalia Kapylova and India’s Got Talent finalist & Cannes nominee, Nitish Bharati. He has performed on prestigious stages – The opening ceremony of the World Festival of Youth & Students, Russia, Tavrida National Youth Forum, Republic of Crimea, Delhi International Arts Festival and so on. Apart from being a musician, Aditya is an entrepreneur and comes with a strong academic background, being a graduate of BITS-Pilani.

Ejaz Hussain

Sarangi player

Ejaz Hussain comes from a rich musical family background. He started learning Sarangi under the traditional Guru-Shishya Parampara from the legendary Padmabhushan & Padmashree Awardee Ustad Sabri Khan Sahib and his son Ustad Kamal Sabri Sahib at a the young age of 12. Ejaz gave his first stage performance at the age of 14 & since then he never looked back. He has now performed in several well-known concerts as a soloist and accompanying his Gurus. He has recently won the prestigious Ministry of Culture Scholarship Award, the best instrumentalist award by Chinmaya Centre of Music and the Surmani. He has also won the Sangeet Natak Academy Scholarship Award.

Neeraj Kumar

Percussionist

Neeraj has learnt Tabla from Pt. Govind Chakraborty from Banaras Gharana and late Shri Nirmal Mondal. He has been a part of several concerts and events such as SPIC-MACAY, Art Shala concert series, Navodit Kalakar Samiti, Jaipur sofar festival 2019, Louksnos culture festival, Lithuania 2019 Europe and Viljandi Folk Festival 2022 Estonia Europe.

Shailendra Wakhlu

Guitarist

Shailendra Wakhlu is a guitarist and composer from New Delhi. He specialises in improvisation-based music. With over two decades of experience on the guitar, he has performed and collaborated with many diverse artists, across genres. He has also lent his music to television shows, along with freelance sessions recording work.