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Indian Classical

Artistes and performers specializing in Indian Classical Music.

Posted by Friday, 12-04-2015

Rajib Karmakar

Rajib Karmakar is undoubtedly one of the finest young sitar players  today. Years of learning have resulted in an extensive techniqueand deep understanding of diverse musical styles. His open mind has led to an extension of his musical horizon to incorporate imaginative experiments in world music styles that delight the young and the old. He has performed all over the world, in prestigious music concerts and festivals. He is the creator of the world’s first double necked electric Sitar ” Mayur Tantri” .rajib_15Rajib’s versatility has ably adapted his classical knowledge and skill in his fusion projects like Wahh(USA), Fuzorhythm(India), Loop Science(Germany), Nada Naissance(France) etc.

He is currently residing in Los Angeles, California as a performer, educator and digital artiste Rajib is performing frequently in India and abroad including USA, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland etc. and has given performances in Festival of India(Ottawa), Boom Festival(Portugal), Hip-Hop Connection Festival (Austria), Festival De Papillotes(France), Ministry of Culture(Spain), European Yoga Congress(Switzerland), Ganesh Mahotsav(India), ARS Musica(Germany) etc and was awarded numerous awards including “Surmasitarrajibni” , California Institute of the Arts Scholarship.

Already at this young age he is well appreciated by his audience and critics for his artistic aspects & nuances of diverse styles and a mastery of technical skill. His concerts are always smarked for their aesthetic appeal and improvisation blended with a fine command of technical expertise. Rajib is an instrumentalist with an unique musical sense, innovative skills and the touch of swift, agile fingers. Be it at his Indian Classical Music Concerts or his World Music Concerts, he can almost immediately mesmerize audience of all ages.


Awards and Achievements:

Adjudged 1st in All India Youth Festival (Eastern Zone) in the year 2004.

Adjudged 2nd in National Youth Festival in the year 2005.

Adjudged 2nd in Paschimbangya Rajya Sangeet Academy,2006.

Adjudged 1st in Maya Mitra Memorial Instrumental Competition hosted by Aurobindo Institute of Culture in the year 2008.

Adjudged 2nd in 1st International Youth Festival, 2009 hosted by M.D.S.University, Ajmer, Rajasthan.

Awarded title “SURMANI” by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai in the year 2010.

Other than these he had performed in various places of India like Delhi , Beneras , Kolkata , Rajasthan , Jharkhand etc. and in various places of Europe and also performed in Radio and TV in various countries .

Past Concerts:


• Wahh! Live in Concert at Bengali Society of Florida, Orlando, Florida, Jan 31

• Wahh! Live in Concert at House of Blues, Los Angeles, California, Jan 24

• Wahh! Live in Concert at The Mint, Los Angeles, California, Jan 22

• Concert in NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Anaheim, California, Jan 22, 2014

• Concert in Theatre Rogue Du Conservatoire, Montreal, Canada, Dec 6

• Concert in Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Halifax, Canada, Nov 15

• Concert in Burhamthorpe Library Theatre, Mississauga, Canada, Nov 14

• DharaWorld Music Concert at Blue Whale Jazz, Los Angeles, USA, Oct 21

• Concert in Heilingenkreuz im Lafnitzal, Austria, Oct 18

• LA India Ensemble Concert at Disney, CA, USA, Sept 24

• Wahh! CD Release Concert in Springhill, Florida, USA, Aug 17

• Concert in Festival of India, Ottawa, Canada, Aug 9

• Concert in Toronto Music Garden, Toronto, Canada, July 24

• Concert in Castello Di Romeo, Montecchio Maggiore, Italy, June 12

• Concert in Point De Basculle, Marseille, France, May 17

• Concert in CalArts World Music and Dance Festival, CA, USA, May 3

• Concert in Indian Culture Center, Tampa, Florida, April 16

• DharaWorld Music Concert, CalArts, Valencia, CA, USA, January 27

• Concert in India Cultural Center, Tampa, Florida, January 4

• Wahh! World Music Concert for WNMF Radio, Clearwater, Florida, January 3


• Indian Classical Music and Dance concert in Roy O. Disney Hall, CalArts, Valencia, CA, December 9

• Sringara Indian Classical Trio Concert in Festival Yoga sur l’Atlantique, La Rochelle, France, June 1

• Concert in Festsaal der Ayur Veda Klinik, Kassel, Germany, May 18

• Concert in Espacio Rhonda, Madrid, Spain, May 11

• Hip-Hop Connection Festival, Wien, Austria, April 20

• Festival de Papillotes, Brest, France, April 6


• IndiaSphere Diwali festival, Graz, Austria, November 11

• Boom Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, July 28–August 4

• Nada-Naissance Concert, Durgapur, India, March 10

• Concert in Mondial Centrum, Haarlem, Holland, February 11

• Concert in Casa De La India for Ministry of Culture, Valladolid, Spain, March 31

2011 and before

• European Yoga Congress, Zinal, Switzerland, August 26, 2011

• Buhne im Burgertreff, Hamburg, Germany, May 7, 2011

• Theatre im Waaghaus, Winterthur, Switzerland, November 27, 2010

• Le Cazard, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 18, 2010

• Theatre Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland, November 12, 2010

• Sanskar Bharati Concert, Bokaro, India, April 20, 2008

• Fuzorhythm Concert in Tollygunj Club, Kolkata, India, October 13, 2007

• Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, March 20, 2007

• Ganesh Mahotsav, Varanasi, India, August 20, 2004

• A.I.R (All-India-Radio) Concert, Kolkata, India, February 5, 1998

Posted by Thursday, 12-03-2015

Anupam Shobhakar

Anupam Shobhakar, is an Indian musician, composer, instrumentalist, record producer, and classically trained sarodist currently living in Brooklyn, New York. He has released three World Fusion albums, and one classical Indian music album. He has performed live around the world at various venues and for charitable causes. Shobhakar's track "Water" made it to the first round of the Grammy Awards.Shobhakar met Ustad Aashish Khan briefly when he came to do a concert in Bombay and stayed at Shobhakar's apartment. Shobhakar states that he was "blown away by Khan's command over the Sarode," and has been studying with him ever since. Shobhakar lists Khan, and his father, Ustad Allaudin Khan (guru to Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan), as his main playing style influences: "Slightly aggressive in approach, but never at the cost of the melodic charm." Shobhakar was recognized for his talents as an Indian Classical Music performer by the Priyadarshni Academy, who awarded him the Best Young Artist Award. Shobhakar's current focus is World Fusion and Jazz Fusion.


2004Shobhakar recorded his first album "Mysterious Awakening," in 2004. He handled every aspect of production on the record, including tracking the guitars with a "goose neck internet chat mic." Shobhakar describes the sound of the music on the album as "the best of both worlds." He explains, "Most Indian musicians do not understand harmony as it's not a part of the musical system — it's a melodic and rhythmic tradition — whereas a lot of western music is based on harmony. The album was released by Saregama HMV.2005Anupam Shobhakar says, "Apart from being a traditional concert sarod­ist, I want to really explore world music, and I've been wanting to do that for a while. I've been pretty much producing on my own: making all the music, adding all the MIDI instrumentation in my studio at home. But here it's better, because I can meet a lot of different musicians, a lot of different, diverse people." Shobhakar released a subsequent World Fusion album, "Wine of the Mystic" in 20052009In 2009, Times Music released Anupam Shobhakar's Indian Classical album, "Dream Theory."PresentShobhakar is currently working on a new project, "The Joel Harrison - Anupam Shobhakar Quintet" with noted New York jazz guitarist Joel Harrison along with Dan Weiss (Drums/Tabla), Hans Glawaschnig (Bass), Gary Versace (Keyboards).


Posted by Saturday, 09-26-2015

Shankhachur Lahiri

The inspiration behind the The Shruti Foundation concept blossomed from the Shruti School of Music in Mumbai, a non-profit organization and family run school by Shankh and his sister and brother - (both highly respected musicians in the Indian Classical field of Music). Shankh has held a key role as a Founding Member and Director from its very inception.