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Sarod concert with Somjit Dasgupta at Lund Culture Night

September 20, 2014 - 00:00

On invitation by SASNET, Sarod musician Somjit Dasgupta from Kolkata, India, performs at the Lund Culture Night 2014, to be held on Saturday 20 September. Dasgupta is a musician devoted to preserving the tradition of playing Hindustani classical music on string instruments belonging to the family of which the most popular today is the Sarod. He has inherited his playing techniques from his late mentor and guru Shri Radhika Mohan Moitra, a famous Sarod player and a foremost musician of our times.
As a child he was fascinated by a large collection of musical instruments that his grandfather had kept in his estate in what is now Bangladesh. He now has a large collection of old instruments himself, and besides performing at concerts, Dasgupta frequently travels to Europe giving lecture-demonstrations, and contributing to museum exhibitions at Sangeet Natak Akademi (New Delhi), Cité de la Musique (Paris), Horniman Museum (London), and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London). He serves as Eastern India Coordinator for the construction, acquisition, and restoration of musical instruments at Sangeet Natak Akademi. He also lectures at the universities of Calcutta, Vienna, Berlin, and Leipzig.

At the Lund Culture Night, Somjit Dasgupta will first give a lecture with photos and drawings on old traditional Indian musical instruments, after which follows a concert of Sarod recitals.


Sarod concert with Somjit Dasgupta at Lund Culture Night


September 20, 2014