Sarod Unwrapped: Rajrupa Chowdhury (Lec Dem)

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Discover the journey of the lute instrument from Afghanistan into India in this fascinating talk. 

A robust instrument hailing from Afghanistan, the sarod has rich resonance but is often not adequately celebrated for its undeniable contributions to the repertoire of Indian classical music.  

A fretless instrument, it’s the perfect vehicle to slide in and out of the spaces between notes, but that also makes it a more challenging instrument to master. 

Sarodist Rajrupa Chowdhury brings the roaring waters of Bangladesh and lilting music of Rajasthani hinterlands to her craft, and discusses the primordial essence of the sarod.  

In Persian, sarod means ‘beautiful melody'. Following an era where the Afghanistan region has become synonymous with extremism and loss, let us acknowledge the beauty it has spawned.  

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16 October 2022 | 14:30

Barbican Centre

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