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Uniting Arts through Hearts

Niladri Kumar & Yashwant Vaishnav

What is the heart of Indian Music? What is the power of melody?

Experience music through one of the most royal instruments of India, the sitar, accompanied by the tabla. Celebrated sitar maestro brings an unparalleled immersive experience of the timeless expanse of the classical Indian heritage through his own unique, captivating and popularly loved style, which captures the heart and stirs the soul.

Widely acknowledged as India’s foremost sitar player, Niladri Kumar’s musical prowess spans generations, rooted in a profound understanding of Indian Classical Music. Trained under his father and Guru, Pandit Kartick Kumar, a senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, he was heralded as a prodigy and has since pushed the boundaries of classical music. His sitar mastery, marked by dexterous double stops, whispering string bends, and rapid taans, sets him apart. Niladri’s groundbreaking innovation, the “zitar” – a fusion of electric guitar and sitar – has created a unique rock guitar sound. Collaborating with legends like Zakir Hussain and John McLaughlin, his journey has left an indelible mark on the world of music.

Joining Niladri is the prodigious tabla player, Yashwant Vaishnav. Yashwant Vaishnav, celebrated as a ‘wonder child’ by audiences and music connoisseurs, embarked on his musical journey at the age of three. Guided by revered mentors, he promises an extraordinary musical synergy with Niladri Kumar’s sitar, uniting tradition and innovation.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness these incredible artists as they continue to captivate audiences worldwide with their culturally rooted yet contemporary musical style.

Event Details

  • Date

    10 May 2024 / 7:30pm
  • Venue

    Tung Auditorium, 60 Oxford Street, Liverpool L7 3NY
  • Tickets

    £15 / £12 concessions • Book Now
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