Pandit Prattyush Banerjee pushes the boundaries of the modern sarod, combining superb solo musicianship with innovations in composition and instrument design. He plays the carnatic Raga Pratapavarali on location near Kolkata
Young dhrupad singer Pelva Naik sings a candlelit solo rendition of Raag Jog, replete with slow slides, meditative microtones, and patient melodic elaboration. At age 17 she found an instant bond with dhrupad when Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar gave a workshop at her school
Abhisek Lahiri is a gharana-blending young sarod player, who fuses ideas from the Shahjahanpur, Maihar, and Senia Bangash traditions. Abhisek Lahiri plays the auspicious Raag Malkauns, said to have been composed by the goddess Parvati to soothe Lord Shiva’s tandav dance of destruction.
Jayateerth Mevundi is one of the Kirana gharana’s leading vocalists. Born in Hubli, he received instruction from Arjunsa Nakod for over a decade, and later trained with Shripati Padigar, a disciple of Bhimsen Joshi