Sur Samvad | A musical conversation, a Jugalbandi!

by Williams Center
Sur Samvad | A musical conversation, a Jugalbandi!
Sat, 27 Apr 2024 (EDT)
07:00PM - 09:00PM
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15 Sylvan St
Rutherford, NJ 07070
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Artists Sabina Mumtaz Islam Sanjukta Biswas Dibyarka Chatterjee Anirban Chakrabarty Collaborator Williams Center Music
Amongst the present-day keepers of the age-old Agra style of singing, Sanjukta Biswas and Sabina Mumtaz Islam present an evolved & intricate duet genre called Jugalbandi, literally meaning entwined. At once collaborating to weave a complex soundscape, each remains a nucleus of their individual craft when it comes to these magical renditions. 

Both Sanjukta and Sabina have held a rigorous training record since their early years. Few can claim their phenomenal run as scholars at the celebrated, one-of-a-kind ITC Sangeet Research Academy/ Kolkata. Most importantly, there they mastered the vocal art in the ancient style of knowledge transmission, the Guru-Shishya parampara.

The close proximity and bond between the master and the disciple allowed for creating and retaining a total measure of classical musicianship of the highest level in the upcoming shishyas. This then is what Sabina and Sanjukta bring to the stage - a blend of alluring, mellifluous voices, which at times merge as one force & depart so seamlessly like the breeze to invent new expressions, with complete mastery over the play with rhythm. And above all the blessings of their learned

Gurus - Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Vidushi Subhra Guha, and the late legendary Padmashree Pandit Vijay Kumar Kichlu.

"Brace yourselves, for the wind beneath their wings is their own individual genius, and in their creative journey. and quest, also lies the joy and liberation of the world that listens!"