Purbayan Chatterjee is one of the topmost sitar maestros of the world and belongs to the Senia Maihar Gharana (sitar institution) founded by Baba Allauddin Khan. He is a recipient of Indian presidential awards, the Aditya Vikram Birla Award, the Rotary international award, and many other prestigious awards. Purbayan regularly collaborates with the like of Shankar Mahadevan, Ustad Zakir Hussain, and the jazz legend Pat Metheny. Today he is internationally renowned and one of the most sought-after musicians in the country and a global ambassador for Indian classical music. Purbayan bridges musical worlds on his New Star-Studded album “Unbounded – Abaad”. Songs are full of spirit, with musicians from India, The USA, and the UK, merging local flavors of Latin, Jazz, folk, country, Sufi Tradition, western and Hindustani Classical Music. Scintillating performances from the global masters including Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck, Antonio Sanchez, Thana Alexa, Michael League, Gary Husband, Jordan Rudess, Shankar Mahadevan, Javed Ali, Ustad Rashid Khan Sahib, Mame Khan, Taufiq Qureshi and many more.
Purbayan will be accompanied by Manjit Singh on tabla who is a renowned Auckland-based Indian Music figure in New Zealand. Manjit runs a music school and also teaches music in the tertiary and secondary levels. He is famous for his classical and collaborative approaches to Indian music. Manjit often performs at Jazz clubs in Auckland with his band called Takadimi.
WJC would like to thank the Hign Commission of India for their support in bringing Purbayan Chatterjee and Manjit Singh to Wellington.
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