Legacy: sarod music, its traditions and evolving expressions
Curated by: First Edition Arts & & G5A

First Edition Arts in association with G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture is back with the next edition of their series Legacy that focusses on music created on the sarod, the history of the instrument, its traditions and evolving expressions. 


This event is a meeting of several streams of sarod music, represented by the senior artistes and Gurus, Ustad Irfan Muhammad Khan of the Lucknow Shahjahanpur Gharana and Pandit Shekhar Borkar of the Maihar Gharana. They will be accompanied by two of the finest contemporary sarod artistes, Arnab Chakrabarty and Abhishek Borkar in this unusual intergenerational concert recital and dialogue. The evening begins with a conversation around the evolving range of expression of the sarod and its utilization by various streams of thought within the tradition. 

This session will be anchored by scholar musician Jonathan Barlow. The performances that follow open with Pandit Shekhar Borkar and Abhishek Borkar on the sarod, accompanied by Ramdas Palsule on tabla.

The concluding performance features Ustad Irfan Muhammad Khan and Arnab Chakrabarty on the sarod accompanied by Pandit Sadanand Naimpalli. The evening will end with interactions with the audience. 

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The Black Box

  • We request you to bring warm clothes as it gets chilly inside the Black Box as temperatures need to be controlled at optimum levels as per technical requirements
  • Food, beverages and water are strictly prohibited inside the Black Box. Please do not carry them in your bags either
  • Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please do come at least 15 minutes prior to the show and enjoy a good cup of coffee at PORT
  • No Late Entries will be allowed
  • Latecomers can only be allowed in at intermission or at an appropriate pause in the program and as per the instructions of the organizers






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