About the Program
The second program in our South Asian Music for the World series is a concert featuring the classical vocal music of North India. Vocalist Rupan Sarkar-Samanta will perform along with Pandit Uddalak Samanta on Tabla.
Rupan Samanta is an established and highly acclaimed professional Classical Vocalist. of North Indian. She is well appreciated by her audience and critics for the tonal quality and sensuousness of her voice. Having pursued and perfected music of the Banaras Gharana, Rupan’s talent is vast and varied. She has mastered several musical forms ranging from khayal to Tappa,Thumri, Chaiti,Kajri, Jhula, Dadra, Hari and Bhajan. Rupan has a mellifluous voice the effect of which holds the audience spellbound, irrespective of age or experience!
She started learning vocal music under the guidance of her father, Birendra Nath Sarkar at the age of four. Thereafter, she was fortunate in receiving training from the legendary Vocalist of Banaras Gharana Padmabhushan Smt. Girija Devi in the Guru Shisya Parampara. One gets to savour the remarkable features and flavour of this Gharana in the rendition of her songs.
Rupan has had the honour to share the stage with Smt. Girija Devi at a number of musical conferences in Mirjapur, Allahbad, Delhi, Jaipur, Ahemdabad, Kolkata, Banaras and many other places in all over India and abroad. Rupan has also made a mark in the international arena. She has had several musical items broadcast on France Radio and has had the proud privilege to perform at the Royal Festival (London), Paris, Switzerland and mant more. She has carved a niche for herself the field of music at the U.S.A. where she has peformed at Los Angels,Austine, Chicago, New Jersey, Arvana Shampane and Sandiago.
Pandit Uddalak Samanta
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