Concerts - Celebrating the Sitar

On this evening SAA-uk brought the ‘curtain down’ on their year long 10th birthday celebrations and were therefore extremely privileged and proud to welcome Dharambir Singh, founder of the organisation to give a recital. A disciple of the iconic ‘Aftab-e-Sitar’ Ustad Vilayat Khan, Dharambir is one of the leading UK resident Sitarist and Yorkshire’s leading light for educating students in South Asian classical music.  SAA-uk and partners are committed to programming events reflecting even more of the culturally diverse talent in this region and beyond.  


1st Half -      Surmeet Singh – Raga Marwa
                    Jasdeep Degun – Raga Jog

2nd Half -     Dharambir Singh – Raga Sampoorna Malkauns

Tabla accompaniment by Upneet Singh (1st half) & Kousic Sen (2nd Half).

About Dharambir...

Dharambir Singh is one of the most prominent North Indian Classical musicians based in the U.K. Dharambir Singh studied for his MA at the School Of Oriental and African studies at the University of London.

He has been active in performances and teaching in Europe and has performed widely in major festivals in England, Spain, Germany, Italy, Canada and USA. He has worked extensively with the Euro Asian Fusion group Shiva Nova.

Dharambir’s reputation as an educator is unparalleled in England. He started teaching for the Leicester Music service in 1983. He worked at the Leeds College Of Music as a lecturer and the artistic director of South Asian Arts-uk up to 2005. He has initiated numerous innovative projects across the country and is well known for the International Summer Schools in Indian Music. He has many students of Sitar, western instruments and vocal all over the country and makes regular trips to other cities of the UK and Europe to teach.

Dharambir Singh was the artistic director of SAMYo the first national south Asian music youth orchestra and artistic adviser for Tarang, the UK’s first South Asian senior ensemble. He is currently working as the academic manager for Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s (London) B.Mus in Indian Music and is the recipient of the NESTA fellowship.

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