Alliance Française de Bombay in association with the Quebec Government Office in Mumbai and Consulate General of Canada and is proud to present a unique music project — Geet-Taar & Taal.
This exclusive music project piloted by AF Bombay will be touring 9 cities in India!
Scroll down to know where & catch the show live in the city near you.
The music concert features Nadaka, the creator of the 24-string ‘Geet-Taar’ (guitar) instrument, joined by two excellent Indian classical musicians: Ilyas Khan, who plays the ancient bowed instrument Sarangi and Chandrashekar Gandhi on Tabla.
Nadaka was born and raised in Québec City and began playing the guitar at a very young age. Following his passion & love for music across the world to India, Nadaka has designed and crafted a unique instrument of his own, a 24-string Raaga Guitar specially designed to play the subtle tones of Indian music that he often also likes to call the “Geet-Taar” (singing strings)
This Raaga Guitar combines musical elements of the veena, swarmandal, tanpura, and even guitar; into one.
So, join in and experience this rare confluence of musical maestros!
EVENT FREE & OPEN FOR ALL *Registration mandatory
Genre: Indian and World Music Date & Time: 30 March | 8.00 pm Location: G5A Warehouse
About the artists
Nadaka was born and raised in Québec City and began playing the guitar at a young age. At 16, he decided to travel overseas across the world to India, his adopted country. His love and passion for Indian culture led him to study its music, learn vocals and Indian string instruments – Veena and Sarod. Later he designed and crafted a unique instrument of his own, a 24-string Raaga Guitar specially designed to play the subtle tones of Indian music that he often also likes to call the “Geet-Taar” (singing strings), combining elements of the veena, swarmandal, tanpura, and even guitar; into one. Nadaka is renowned for his virtuosity and signature contemplative sound, which seamlessly combines traditional Indian music with contemporary styles. He has also integrated high-tech electronics into his instrument, allowing him to create orchestral soundscapes.
He will be joined by the award-winning Sarangi player & singer — Ilyas Khan, widely known for his traditional performances as well as fusion styles created in collaboration with artists across the world. He is the recipient of awards like the Pandit Omkar Nath Award by the Government of Gujarat for best sarangi player in Gujarat and Pandit Adityanath Award for best player & best improvisational skills in ragas. He has collaborated with music maestros like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Abdul Sattar Tari Khan, Sabir Khan, Ustad Gulam Ali, Mohammad Hussain, Ahmad Hussain, Aslam Khan and Kathak Dancers — Pandit Birju Maharaj, and Pandit Partap Pawar
Joining them will also be — Chandrashekar Gandhi on Tabla who has shared stage with great musicians like Pandit Yogesh Samsi, Pandit Ravindra Chary, and Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He has also performed at prestigious events like the Saptak festival, Sawai Gandharva Pune and the Thiba Festival.
Snippets of the music:
Tour in India | 9 Cities | 30 March – 22 April
Mumbai – 30 March Bhopal – 1 April Delhi – 5 April Chandigarh – 8 April Hyderabad – 14 April Bangalore – 15 April Trivandrum – 18 April Madras – 20 April Pondicherry – 22 April