Sitar Jugalbandi

A Unique Duo of India


A Jugalbandi is a performance of Indian Classical Music that features a Duet of two solo musicians. Artistes performing such Jugalbandi venture into a realm of complete exchange of thoughts, feel of the Ragas, the Talas and the Rasas in mutual harmony in the search for reaching the ultimate beauty in Music. They unite them -selves through the subtle and very

very intricate unison of the Sur and the Taal in their performance along with the accompaniment of the percussion, resulting in a melodious and divine musical milieu.The audience are also led into a mystical journey to the tune of the artistes which give them immense pleasure and satisfaction. This binds the audience to the music of the performers and makes them more eager to listen to the music and experience its beauty.

Although we find a lot of Jugalbandi among the other instruments or with vocal, Sitar Jugalbandi is indeed a rare one. Surashri Abhishek Adhikary and Smt. Murchana Adhikary Barthakur have performed their Jugalbandi in various Music Sammelans and have earned great eminence. Presently the Jugalbandi couple is devoted in the development and promotion of Indian Classical music not only through performances on stage but also by an association with the university and academia where they conduct workshops and teaches Indian Classical music.

This Sitar Jugalbandi reflects a highly romantic feeling with a divine fragrance of melody. Their specialty is that they both husband and wife are from two different musical approaches, presenting together to make a unique combination of the two. The understanding and the dialogues between the two Sitars create a very clear and amazing effect on the general listeners as well as the Rasikas.

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