An incredible and unique Hindustani vocal and sitar Jugalbandi Concert!
Date: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Venue: Alvin Ailey Theater (405 West 55 Street, New York, NY)
Tickets: $35, $20 (students/Seniors)/Online: http://musicroom2012.eventbrite
Genre: Indian classical music
Duet of vocal and sitar where Debapriya Adhikary’s enchanting, sonorous voice moving three octaves with ease merges with Samanwaya Sarkar‘s mesmerizing, sparkling and honey dripped strokes on sitar creates one music that makes their audience feel as if these young artistes have one soul and one mind. They are both Gandabandh disciples of Padmabhushan Smt. Girija Devi ji.
They are accomplished in presenting pure form of Indian Classical music and also the other unique feathers like tappa, tap khyal, thumri, dadra chaiti, holi kajri, etc…
They have been getting worldwide applause since the age of 18 for their solos and duet. Last year August they were invited by the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet where they commemorated the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, where they were the first and ever and only Indian Classical musicians and they performed in the midst of whole Western Symphony. Recently they have also made film music for an Australian film The Sleeping Warrior about to be released in 2012.
Last year in 2011, they performed this Jugalbandi at Sawai Gandharva Sangeet being invited by Bharatratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshiji, Pt. Mallikarjun Music Festival (DHWANI) by Bangalore Kidney Foundation and Gangamahotsav in Varanasi by Ministry of UP along with many other concerts.
They have performed in several international music festivals and other concerts in UK, Spain, France, Denmark, Germany Portugal, US, Australia, Canada to name a few.
Nitin Mitta is one of the most sought after tabla players of his generation. He has performed with some of India’s most celebrated musicians, including Pandit Jasraj, Pandits Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ustad Nishat Khan, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Pandit Nayan Ghosh and Ustad Irshad Khan.
Nitin received his early training in Hyderabad from Pandit G. Satyanarayana and later from Pandit Arvind Mulgaonkar of Mumbai. Both his Guru’s are disciples of the legendary Tabla maestro representing the Farukhabad Gharana, Ustad Amir Hussain Khan.
Nitin has collaborated with 2011 Grammy Nominee Pianist Vijay Iyer and Guitarist Prasanna in an exciting new trio project called “Tirtha“.