Sarod Duet + Sudha Ragunathan

Fri 11 October, 06:30 PM, Milton Court

Session 1

Abhishek Borkar sarod

Praashekh Borkar sarod

Parimal Chakraborty tabla

Discover two of today’s most respected emerging sarod soloists, two brothers, whose music is inspired by Ustad Allauddin Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and of course their father, Pandit Shekhar Borkar. It is said that the sarod evolved from the rabaab, which was brought to India by horseback musicians from Afghanistan. The Borkar’s virtuosity and ability to harmonise will leave you in awe, as they weave through evening ragas. They are accompanied by the brilliant master of tabla, Chakraborty.  For all three musicians, this is their first appearance in the UK.

Session 2

Sudha Ragunathan carnatic vocal

Charumathi Raghuraman violin

Sai Giridhar mridangam

RN Prakash ghatam


In the second half, one of India’s most distinctive and celebrated singers presents a rich and moving collection of Carnatic music. Sudha Ragunathan with a sensuous and gloriously expressive voice presents authentic Carnatic form in this special concert. She was conferred the Kalaimamani award by the Government of Tamil Nadu and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, two of India’s highest awards. Performing with a full Carnatic ensemble from Chennai and London, she further explores the raga tradition after her sell out concert in 2014.

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