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Ragas & Rhythms: Indian Classical Musical Concert
Ragas & Rhythms: Indian Classical Musical Concert

Thu, 24 Mar


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Ragas & Rhythms: Indian Classical Musical Concert

Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of Indian classical music with two of the most talented musicians in the UK.

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Time & Location

24 Mar 2022, 18:30 – 19:30

Beta X, 72 Church Gate, Leicester LE1 3AN, UK

About the Event

Tune out from the world and tune into a relaxing evening of Indian classical music from two of the most talented musicians in the UK with Jasdeep Singh Degun on Sitar and Leicester’s very own Upneet Singh on Tabla. 

The musicians will transport you as they explore early evening melodies surrounded by artwork in a modern setting.

Doors open: 6pm

Performance starts: 6:30pm

Venue: Leicester City Centre

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72 Church Gate, Leicester LE1 3AN

An Inspirate and An Indian Summer  event in collaboration with Sitar Music Society.

About the musicians:

Jasdeep Singh Degun 

Jasdeep's dynamic performance experience spans a wide range of prestigious and high-profile venues across the UK and abroad, including Buckingham Palace in 2011 for HRH Prince Harry as part the BBC2 documentary Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment. In 2012, Jasdeep performed at the United Nations opening of the Amphitheatre in Doha, Qatar, in a production lead by the film composer Vangelis.

In 2015, Jasdeep performed live on BBC2 accompanying kathak finalist Vidya Patel on the BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final, and accompanied the legendary Donovan at his Shram-Rock concert at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool. That same year, Jasdeep was featured on Shri Sriram's (Badmarsh and Shri) album 'Just A Vibration', alongside the Yorkshire based Hammonds Brass Band, which launched at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2015.

In 2017, Jasdeep had the honour of performing alongside Ustad Dharambir Singh and Roopa Panesar at a concert commemorating the life and legacy of the Late Maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan. Jasdeep was also lucky to perform on the main stage of the prestigious Darbar Festival alongside the kathak dancer Dheerendra Tiwari. The concert was also broadcasted on Sky Arts in December 2017. 

2019 saw Jasdeep showcase music from his debut album, Anomaly, at a sell out performance at the Purcell Room, Southbank. The concert was attended by many eminent musicians including Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar and Smt. Sukanya Shankar, Swati Natekar, and Pandit Sanju Sahai.

Jasdeep has worked with musicians and producers such as Guy Chambers, Cerys Matthews, Melanie C, and Vangelis as a regular studio session musician. Jasdeep continues to push the boundaries of Indian classical music in the UK as well as developing his unique versatility as a promising young artist.

Upneet Singh 

Upneet Singh son of Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE, has had the privilege to be trained under the tutelage of the late Pandit Sharda Sahai Ji and now Pandit Sanju Sahai Ji, the 6th generation and torchbearer of the Benares gharana. The versatile yet powerful style of the Benares gharana combined with a rich musical upbringing enhances his ability to accompany many genres with musicality and flair.  

Upneet has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals such as Darbar music festival, BBC Womad festival, BBC Radio and Musicport festival to name just a few.

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