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Indian Embassy in Berlin to Share Traditional Songs

Concert event in Indian’s embassy in Berlin

June 29th, 2015
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Next Monday the Indian embassy will host a concert to share traditional Indian music with visitors. Musicians Shouvik Mukherjee and Souvik Datta will perform a duet on the sitar and the tabla.

Souvik Datta is a vibrant, versatile, and innovative percussionist well known for his skill on the tabla. He had the honour to receive lessons from the legendary tabla player Pandit Shankar Ghosh. Datta graduated from the famous and internationally renowned Rabindra Bharati University with first class Bachelor and Master Degrees in Indian percussion music, and has mastered the tabla, the pakhawaj and the shreekhol.

Shouvik Mukherjee plays both traditional and modern Indian music, and has already achieved recognition throughout India. Earlier he studied with sitar instrumentalist Bimal Chatterjee of the well-known Enayet Khan Gharana School as well as with virtuoso sitar player Pandit Kushal DAS from the Senia Maihar Gharana School. Mukherjee is also studying Western staff notation and playing the piano in order to sharpen his skill as a composer in the cross-genre music arena. The sitar is a traditional Indian instrument which developed from the “Veena” instrument of the Vedic ages (1750–500 BCE). According to legend, the instrument was modified by a Mughal musician in order to please his Persian masters. It was named after a Persian instrument called the “Setar”, literally meaning “three strings”. The use of this instrument flourished during the 16th and 17th century and arrived in India in its current form in the 18th century. Now it will be played in the concert room of the Indian Embassy in Berlin. The event will take place at 6pm for a maximum of 200 guests and entrance is free though a valid ID or password is required to enter. Bags and food should not be brought inside the premises of the embassy.

Information: 030-25 79 54 05.

Adress : Tiergartenstr. 17. 10785 Berlin. Bus 200 Tiergartenstraße.

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