Taranaa – Sarangi Tabla Jugalbandhi

Sarangi   Taranaa Presents :

a Sarangi-Tabla Jugalbandi by

Pt. Sangeet Mishra and

Shri Niranjan Deodhar

When: 4th October 2014, 6:00 PM

Where : Centenary Park Estate Club House, 48-54 Centenary Avenue (off Hammers Rd),

Northmead, NSW 2152

Contact for booking: Hitendra 0415383478, Sunil 0403039316

Entry by donation of minimum $10 towards performers

Sangeet Mishra hails from the renowned Sarangi Gharana (school) of Banaras, India. Early in his childhood, his elders noticed that he had a flair for singing and encouraged him to learn vocal music. His first Guru was his paternal grandfather, the late maestro, Pt. Narayan Das Mishra. In his grandfather’s tutelage Sangeet acquired a remarkable proficiency in vocal. As his strong inclination and talent for music matured, he developed an interest in playing the sarangi, and went on to receive training and guidance from his maternal grandfather, the world renowned sarangi maestro Pt. Bhagwan Das Mishra and his father Pt. Santosh Kumar Mishra. His unparalleled talent led his seniors and gurus to proudly call him a child prodigy. Throughout his journey as a musician, Sangeet has labored to revive the ancient style of the soul-touching sarangi by acquiring both the tantakri and gayaki style of playing the sarangi from this gurus. Rooted firmly in the ancient traditions and techniques of shastriya sangeet (classical music), Sangeet has worked to add a distinctive individuality to his playing. Through his innovations as a musician, he has succeeded in blending contemporary musical thought in playing the sarangi, without compromising on its traditional purity and essence. He is equally at ease with both the intricate nuances of the pure classical music and also the conventions of modern music. A versatile performer, he is known for successfully collaborating with musicians from different genres and styles all over the world in creating a new musical language. Presently, based in the city of Mumbai, Sangeet maintains a busy schedule as a professional musician, sought out for solo recitals, collaborative music as well as accompaniment.


In India                       sawai gandharwa fest(pune)saltlake fest Kolkata,Mumbai fest bombey,Rotary club (Varanasi), UNICEF (Varanasi), Sanskar Bharti (Varanasi), Ganga Mahotsav (Varanasi), Sankat Mochan Hanuman Jayanti Samaroh (Varanasi),National Scholarship Award (Delhi), Sangit Natak Academy (Lucknow), Gritma (Varanasi) Bombay Fest Ministry Of Railways (Aasansol), Sangeet Sevalaya (Gaya), NCZCC (Allahabad), Akhil Bharti Kalidas Sangeet Samaroh (Ujjain), Pracheen Kala Kendra (Chandigadh), Trivani Mahotsav (Allhabad), Tabla Fest (Pune) etc. Abroad                       Ekal tour (USA)South Bank festival (U.K) India Festival (Japan), india festival(brazil) Woodstack Festival (Polland), woodford fest(queensland,Australia), Kenya,Melbourne international fest,Royal Theater (Australia) and several performances in Thailand, Malaysia, France, Germany, and more…

Accompaniment for:

Vocalists                     Padmabhushan Vidushi Dr. Smt. Girija Devi, Pt. Channulal Mishra, Vidushi Ashwini Bhide Despande ji,Vidushi Sruti Sadoliker jiPt. Amarnath and Pashupati Nath Mishra (Miahra bandhu), Ustad Raza Ali Khan, Vidushi Smt. Purnima Chaudhuri, Vidushi Smt. Rita Ganguli, , Vidushi Smt. Dr. Soma Ghosh,Jasvinder narula and others… Percussionists (Tabla and Pakhawaj)        Pt.Suresh Talwalkar, Pt. Bhawani Shankar, Pt. Kishore Kumar Mishra, Pt. Anindo Chatterjeee, Pt.,Subhankar Banerjee, Pt.Yogesh Samsi,Pt Nayan Ghose,Pt Ishwarlal Mishra, Pt. Kumarlal Mishra , Pt.Vijay Ghate, Pt. Kali Nath Mishra Pt. Parthasarathi Mukherjee, , Vidushi Smt. Anuradha Pal and others… Dancers          Padmashree Vidushi Sitrara Devi, Padmavibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj, Pt. Rajendra Gangani and others…





Niranjan Deodhar’s performances reflect the depth and variety of the Delhi gharana, the oldest school of Tabla, with its emphasis on elaboration through Kaidas and the use of precise strokes of individual fingers as opposed to whole-of-hand strokes. To this rich tradition, Niranjan adds the thrilling gift of layakari (mastery of rhythm) and a rather maverick sense of creativity involving rhythmic patterns that defy mathematics. He experiments with other instruments and genres -pakhawaj, guitar, saxophone -and brings those ideas back to his home ground of Tabla to create conversations in rhythm.   Niranjan was initiated into the world of music at an early age and received his training from Ustad Sher Mohammed Khan of Delhi gharana. He has performed as an accompanist as well as soloist in India, US and Australia, and has recorded for All India Radio and ABC Radio. Over the years he continued his advanced training under Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Fazal Qureshi, Dr. Aban Mistry and Taal Mani Aditya Kalyanpur.

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