Concerts - Generation 21 | Jawaari

SAA-uk were delighted to present two rising sitarists Jasdeep Singh Degun from Leeds and Akash Patel from London to mark 15 years of spotting, nurturing, supporting and developing young talent across the UK  as SAA-uk play our part in empowering a new generation.

The Sitar is an instrument that has a long association with Leeds and the North of England. The instrument’s profile was first raised by the Beatles through their connection with Pt Ravi Shankar and more recently has become established and part of the UK music scene through the work of Ustad Dharambir MBE in Yorkshire, Roopa Panesar in the Midlands, Mehmoob Nadeem and Anoushka Shankar in the South.

Jasdeep and Akash are the future torchbearers of the sitar in the UK, and during the evening were accompanied by a highly accomplished senior musician of international stature - our very own Sri Bhupinder Singh Chaggar on tabla.

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