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Date(s) - 14/10/2017
20:30 - 22:00

Cultuurhuis Heerlen


foto van Ap Art Events.Zaterdag 14 oktober presenteert Ap Art Events de Indiase sitarspeler Shouvick Mukherjee.  Hij wordt begeleid door de Indiase tabla meester Souvick Datta.   Dit sublieme duo zal een in Limburg exclusief optreden in het Cultuurhuis Heerlen verzorgen ihkv hun Europese tour.  Noord-Indiase klassieke muziek van de allerbovenste plank.

Entree € 13 / 11 (via reservering).  Reserveren: info@ap-artevents.nl (o.v.v. naam, tel.nr + aantal gewenste kaarten)


Shouvik Mukherjee (Sitar)

SHOUVIK MUKHERJEE is one of the finest musicians of the younger generations from India. He is at ease with the traditional classical as well as the new age music of today. His creative finesse is evident in Hindustani Classical Music; while his predilection for auspiciously fusing cross-genre music into seamless tracks has been already acknowledged throughout India. At a tender age, he was initiated to playing the sitar, and Classical Vocal Music too. In the early years, Shouvik received tutelage from renowned Classical Instrumentalist (Sitar) BIMAL CHATTERJEE, who belonged to the Enayet Khan Gharana (School).

Later on, he was fortunate to receive training from the sitar virtuoso PANDIT KUSHAL DAS (Senia Maihar Gharana), which he continues till date. SHOUVIK finished with First class First position in Bachelor of Arts [Major: INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (SITAR)] in 2010 from Rabindra Bharati University-Kolkata, an internationally recognized varsity for its noted Fine Arts Faculty. Subsequently, in 2012 he completed his Masters Degree with First Class Marks too. Besides, he is studying Western Staff Notation and playing piano to sharpen his skill as composer in cross-genre music arena.

Souvik Datta (Tabla)



A “Gandabandh Shagird” of Pandit Shankar Ghosh; Souvik Datta is a versatile, vibrant and innovative percussionist who is renowned in the field of tabla today. On several occasions, he has accompanied virtuosos like Ustad Shahid Parvez.

Born to a family of connoisseurs, Souvik’s early grooming was initiated in North Indian Classical Vocal Music from his mother Smt. Sumita Dutta. He continued with basic voice-training and some bandishes [compositions] based on different raga-s [melodic mood] — which helped him acquire understanding of swar [tone] and tala [metre] and the nature of Indian Music as a whole. That is what made him a complete accompanist when he took to playing the tabla [the most dynamic and evolved of the Indian percussion instruments] professionally.

It was only his passion for the beat that later made his life. He took up tabla and continued with undaunted sincerity and utmost devotion to this day — to become a seasoned percussionist adept at playing with jazz or any other fusion ensemble apart from main stream Indian Music and tabla solo. Ever since he has taken up as a professional percussionist participating in India and abroad collaborating with musicians of varied genres.

His initial taalim (guidance) in tabla was commenced under the privileged guidance of internationally acclaimed maestro Pandit Tanmoy Bose at the tender age of 9 and subsequently was continued for 10 long years. Thereafter, he was blessed to have received the much coveted guidance from the living legend of tabla – Pandit Shankar Ghosh. During this time Souvik picked up the nuances of percussive orchestration, apart from focusing on advanced technical taalim (tuition) related to higher skills of tabla solo performance, intricacy of jaati (rhythm accents), and different Indian beat cycles (tala/talam). Moreover, he was privileged to accumulate extensive training on the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject from the remarkable Faculty at Rabindra Bharati University during 2005-2009. Although, a follower of Farukhhabad Gharana (Farukhhabad School of tabla tradition), he possesses equal dexterity and mastery on other styles as well. A first class in Masters and Bachelor degrees in Indian Percussion Music from the internationally renowned Rabindra Bharati University, Souvik studied the basics of two other percussion instruments as well – pakhawaj, and shreekhol.