“Indian Classical Music”
Germany Works Together to Discuss Cultural HeritageJune 26th, 2018
The Maharaj Trio from Varanasi India brings great joy and vitality into music that dates back thousands of years. Music has been handed down from generation to generation in this family of musicians that can be traced back 15 generations. Every performance is unique as the dynamic relationship between the musicians and the audience creates an entirely new and unforgettable experience every time.
Pandit Vikash Maharaj Sarod – Abhishek Maharaj Sitar – Prabhash Maharaj Tabla
In their Indian homeland, the Maharaj Trio plays in front of millions of people. In India, "Kumbh Mela" is considered the largest religious festival of Hinduism. It takes place every 12 years. The Maharaj Trio sets the tone; at the last festival of its kind in 2013 the festival was attended by about 34 million people.
The three musicians, father and sons, come from a North Indian family of musicians whose musical tradition can be traced back about 500 years.
The trio plays as "Jugalbandi" (translated as "intertwined twins"), a tri-form in which the melodic improvisation is performed by two equal and responsive soloists. The musicians of her family have been cultivating and practicing this particular style for generations. In Europe and the United States, he was known primarily by the performances of the sitar player Ravi Shankar with the sarcod player Ali Akbar Khan.
The trio has repeatedly performed at major world music festivals in Europe, Asia, the United States, the Middle East, Canada and South America. In addition to the improvisation in the style of classical North Indian music, the musicians also seek links with other musical styles such as blues and jazz.
In addition, the musicians in the Indian non-profit organization "People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)" are committed to respecting human rights and child labor.