A Touch of Class: Piu Sarkhel, the Rising Star of the Indian vocal style of Khyal tours the UK, accompanied on tabla by Babar and Akbar Latif Khan.

A Touch of Class: Piu Sarkhel, the Rising Star of the Indian vocal style of Khyal tours the UK, accompanied on tabla by Babar and Akbar Latif Khan.

Piu Sarkhel, the rising star singing in the style of the Indore Gharana, will perform in London, Wolverhampton and St.Ives from September 23 to October 2, 2009.

Piu trained with her father Sri Kamal Bandopadhyay, who was a disciple of Ustad Amir Khan, for more than 21 years. Piu is one of the very rare persons who sings in the style of Ustad Amir Khan and to have been personally close to him through her father.
Piu has a wonderful vocal technique as well as lovely voice – allowing her to sing stunning fast tans (an improvised vocal musical phrase) with a command over sargam (solfege) and taal (rhythm cycle).
Tabla players, Akbar and Babar, are the highly talented sons of the great master of the Delhi Gharana of tabla, the late Ustad Latif Ahmed Khan.
They have recently delighted audiences in London with their virtuosity and youthful freshness, while performing at the BBC Proms, Indian Voices Day.
Harmonium player Ustad Fida Hussain Khan will accompany the Trio.

For more information, please contact:
Sara Bigatti at sara@amc.org.uk or phone: 020 8742 9911
or the Touring Team at info@amc.org.uk

Region: All
Start Date: 23/09/2009
End Date:
Start Time: 19.45
Venue: Purcell Room
Venue Address: Southbank Centre, London
Website: http://www.amc.org.uk
Press Tickets: Available
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Name: Sara Bigatti
Phone: 020 8742 9911