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Indian Music Society Invites You to a SANTOOR Recital

Hosted by a member of the Houston Culture Quest Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 28 Apr 17:00 - 20:00

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The Santoor/Santur is a hammered dulcimer of Persian/Iranic origins. The term Santoor originally meant "100 strings. It is generally Made out of Walnut. There are some claims it is National instrument of Iran. In India it was used to accompany the folk Music. Musical instruments very similar to the santoor are traditionally used all over the world.

The Artist's

Rahul Sharma
He was taught the santoor by his father and Teacher Shivkumar Sharma, who is a music legend in India and throughout the world. Today, Sharma performs worldwide, whether it’s the World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) or Edinburgh Festivals, or performing at The Esplanade in Singapore or the Royal Festival hall in London.

Aditya Kalyanpur (a.k.a. “AK”)
Is a tabla (Indian hand-drums) maestro who has worked with some of the most legendary individuals in the music industry. His playing can be heard on Katy Perry’s “Legendary Lovers” from her multi-platinum album “Prism,” he’s recorded with The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, and he’s performed with Oscar- and GRAMMY-winning composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire). A child prodigy, Aditya studied tabla under the aegis of the late, legendary Allah Rakha, famous for his collaboration with Indian global icon, Ravi Shankar, and his son, two-time GRAMMY-winner Zakir Hussain.
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