Stichting Naad and Tropentheater Amsterdam present:
Pt. Nayan Ghosh - Sitar
Sandip Bhattacharya - Tabla
Date: Saturday May 26th, 2012
Born in 1956, Pt. Nayan Ghosh is acclaimed in India and around the world as one of India’s foremost musicians, with an unusual dimension – the only maestro with superlative command on two diverse instruments the Sitar and the Tabla. Artistic brilliance, rich repertoire and a magnificence of tone are the hallmarks of his performances.
The focus of his thought has been to bring out the true essence and soul inherent in Indian music, be it as an acclaimed world-class performer or as a highly respected master. He is already held as an important reference source for a whole new generation of music seekers.
Sandip Bhattacharya is a prominent name among Indian music lovers. He was born and raised in India’s oldest cultural and holy center, Benares.
Sandip has performed and recorded Indian classical music alongside many of its greatest exponents, including Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Prabha Atre, Pandit V.G. Jog, Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta, Lakshmi Shankar, Shujaat Hussain Khan, Buddhaditya Mukherjee, Ustad Munawar Ali Khan, Sruti Sadolikar, Tarun Bhattacharya, Ustad Hafiz khan, Meeta Pandit, Pandit Ulhas Bapat, Ashok Pathak and many others.
Outstanding characteristics of Sandip’s style are the distinct tonal quality and clear expression in each single detail of the rhythm pattern he plays. He makes the tabla sing and talk. Each individual ‘bol’ (syllable, such as dha, dhin, terekete, dhere-dhere etc.) seems to be alive with joy. His playing captivates listeners, driving them with the pulse and flow of the rhythm, and his inventiveness always leads to surprises.
Thanks to his confident approach he is a valued solo performer and collaborator in any conceivable musical field.