11/6 | Music of India – Sitar Concert with Pandit Sugato Nag

Sugato Nag

Fri, 11/6 | 7pm Free @ Morphy Hall

455 N. Park St., UW Madison Campus

PANDIT SUGATO NAG – Sitar

SNEHESH NAG – Sitar

SUBHASIS MUKHERJEE – Tabla

Saaz is proud to present sitar Maestro Pt. Sugato Nag (Kolkata, India) in a LIVE Sitar concert. This will be a special jugalbandi concert with his son Snehesh Nag on sitar. Subhasis Mukherjee will accompany on Tabla.

I have been studying Indian Classical music on cello with sitar master Sugato Nag for the past year.  After 15 years of appreciating Indian Classical as a listener, I’m finally getting a player’s window into the deep inner workings of this profound musical tradition!  Nag’s guru, Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, is a sarod master who’s lineage fuses three major schools of sarod playing.  Buddhadev Das Gupta’s gharana has produced in Sugato a highly melodic style.  Variations of the chalan, the main melodic themes of a raga, spin outward in marvelous fashion.  During the opening alap section of a raga performance, Sugato bends melodies out of a single note, called a meend.  At times, by grabbing an upper harmonic tone of an already stopped left hand note, he is able to extend the meend.  It’s certainly hard to describe, so come hear it for yourself this Friday!

 


 

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