Now in its third year, join GemArts and MUSICON at Durham University for Indian Spring Colours, to celebrate the season with a series of concerts showcasing the best of Hindustani classical music. Embracing the spirit of new life, playfulness, and the appreciation of beauty that characterises spring in Indian arts immerse yourself in the timeless melodies of classical ragas, perfectly capturing the essence of the season.
Eeshar Singh (santoor) and Gurdain Rayatt (tabla)
Eeshar Singh is an emerging Indian classical musician, composer and performer. He is one of a few players of the santoor, a rare instrument that produces a beautifully raw, resonant sound and one that he likens to his own spiritual practice and connection to the earth. Singh’s practice is largely centred around his love for telling stories and crafting narratives. His authentic and unique approach to composition combines traditional Indian classical techniques with the contemporary, transcending genre and breaking down cultural boundaries.
Gurdain Rayatt is one of the leading tabla players in the UK today. Classically trained from the age of 3 by his father and grandfather, Gurdain became a disciple of late Pandit Shankar Ghosh of the Farukhabad Gharana and is now a disciple of Pandit Yogesh Samsi. He has been fortunate enough to perform alongside the greats of the Hindustani music tradition and is a dedicated tabla teacher.
Presented by GemArts, MUSICON and Durham University
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