Sitar and tabla masters grace the stage in Grand Forks

By Contributor
May 27th, 2010

From their home city of Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Hindu culture, The Mishras are bringing classical North Indian Ragas and folk music to Grand Forks. The Mishras will be performing at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Friday, June 4 at 7:30 pm.

Pandit Deobrat Mishra, son and disciple of Pandit Shivnath Mishra, was born into a well-known musical family in the Benares Music Tradition. Following his father’s footsteps, Deobrat Mishra is one of India’s premiere and most talented young artists. He has been touring the world with his father since 1994. He performed his first concert at the age of six and played on All-India Radio at the age of eleven. In 1995, he was chosen as the best young Sitarist in India by the All-India Youth Festival.

Prashant Mishra is the best young tabla player of the Benares Music tradition. He studied tabla at a very young age with his family, continuing a long familial tradition of world famous tabla players. Prashant has accompanied Pandit Shivnath Mishra and Deobrat Mishra in a concert tour of Europe and in Japan.

Tickets for the Friday, June 4 concert are $16 in advance, available at Thistle Pot Gifts, or $18 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. 

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