Tune in tonight at 7pm on Raag Aur Taal to hear the recorded performance of sitarist and tabla player, Roopa Panesar & Gurdain Rayatt. The performance was recorded during the Women's Voice Festival presented by Harmonyom on October 2014 and the show will be hosted by Manisha.
The soulful Roopa Panesar is a rising young sitar star in the UK’s Indian music scene. She has toured Europe and the US to critical acclaim, recorded music for the soundtrack of the film, West is West, appeared with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), and released her acclaimed debut album Khoj. She will be making her New York debut.
Gurdain Rayatt is one of the finest tabla players of his generation in the UK, He has studied the tabla from his father Harkirat Singh, his grandfather Bhai Gurmit Singh Virdee and is a prominent disciple of Pandit Shankar Ghosh. Based in North London, he has performed at various prestigious festivals and venues inside and outside India and regularly delivers tabla classes in his area.