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An Indian Classical Instrumental Concert Performed on Sitar in Berlin

Unfolding Evening Melodies on Sitar at the Embassy of India

August 11th, 2016
Patricia Hurducas, News from Berlin

On Tuesday 23rd August 2016 the Embassy of India will host a concert showcasing the melodies of one India’s traditional musical instruments, the sitar. In "Unfolding Evening Melodies on Sitar" the audience will hear Dr. Shubhrodeep Pathak - a young generation Sitarist of the Senia Gharana, and Yatziv Kaspi playing the tabla.

Dr. Shubhrodeep Pathak began his musical journey at the age of eight under the tutelage of Shri Arup Banerjee in Jamshedpur. Thereafter he was under the meticulous guidance of renowned Sitar and Surbahaar maestro, Pandit Santosh Banerjee. Shubhrodeep moved to Germany in 2014 where he has given solo concerts and lecture demonstrations in several cities, such as Cologne, Dusseldorf and Essen. He collaborates with other Indian and Western musicians.

Born in Israel, Yatziv Kaspi began attending drum lessons at the age of six, and for fifteen years he studied music. He was first introduced to the tabla (Indian drum) at the age of seventeen by his teacher, Sanjay Sharma, with whom he spent six years studying Indian classical music. In 2001 Yatziv built upon this knowledge during six months traveling in northern India.

The event is a great opportunity to familiarize the audience with traditional Indian music and instruments, while also promoting cultural exchange in Berlin. The concert starts at 18:00 and will take place in the auditorium of the Embassy of India, in Tiergartenstraße 17.


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