The workshop and performance will focus on the relationship of bol-bani in plucked instruments and its relation to the tabla. We will analyze some compositions from lesser-represented gharanas for their melodic and rhythmic content. We will also delve into the veen-kar approach to the jor and jor-jhalla section.

Indro Roy-Chowdhury- Sitar
Mir Naqibul Islam- Tabla

Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury
Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is an exponent of Rampur Senia Gharana in the venerated lineage of,
Pandit Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury and Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury. Primarily trained in the Veen-Kar style of Sitar which draws techniques and idioms of the Veena, Indrajit has been able to carve a niche for himself with his eclecticism and versatility. Indrajit
strives for a fine balance of traditionalism coupled with innovation and is renowned for his meditative alaap and brilliant fast taans.

Mir Naqibul Islam
An avid student of Tabla, Mir has trained in the traditional guru-shisya style of Indian Classical music from Pt. Ashoke Paul, a disciple of the great tabla guru Pt. Jnan Prakash Ghosh. Now living and working in New York City, he performs regularly with musicians from a wide variety of other genres, bringing tabla to Jazz, Middle-Eastern music, and other contexts. By listening, learning, and playing with musicians from around the globe, Mir is developing a unique musical aesthetic bringing together the musical influences of traditional Farukhabad style tabla and 21st century New York. Mir has studied with Pt. Gopal Mishra and Pt. Suresh Talwalkar in past and continuing his talim with the great Farukhabad Mastero Pt Anindo Chatterjee.

Indro Roy-Chowdhury